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(Jammu is also known as Duggar / Duggardesh)
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State: Jammu and Kashmir
District: Jammu
Famous for/as: Hill Station
Languages: Dogri, Urdu, Hindi
Best Season: Oct - April
Weather: Summer 24 to 39°C, Winter -2 to 20°C
Altitude: 300-4200 m
Pincode: 18xxxx
STD code: 0191
Renowned as city of temples with attractive surroundings, a perfect destination for those looking for secluded atmosphere, Jammu is located at the foot hills of great Himalayas and is the winter capital of the state Jammu and Kashmir. It is believed that Raja Jamboolochan founded this exotic city in 14th century BC. The city, which figured in ancient epic Mahabharata, was named first as Jamboo, but later it has become Jammu. History and archeological evidence says that Jammu was the integral part of Harappa civilization.

Jammu city is known for its ancient temples, imposing palaces and historically renowned places. To list a few important attractions Shri Mata Vaishno Devi temple, Gauri Kund Temple, Bahu fort, Amar Mahal, Amarnath caves, Mubarak Mandi Palace complex, Gadhadharji Temple, Dogra Art museum and many more. Surinsar Lake is a natural attraction one should not miss on Jaamu and Kashmir tour packages.

Adventure sports are the main characteristic of this amazing city. Tourists are challenged with many opportunities like mountaineering, nature walks, trekking and Rafting. Patnitop, Kishtwar, Krimchi and Sanasar are some of the adventure spots.

This is an agriculture base with major crops of Maize, wheat and Paddy. This is a place where one can get the valuable handicrafts made with perfection. Saffron, the highly priced spice, is the cultivated in Jammu fields. The fauna comprises wild sheep, cheetah, leopard, deer, bear, muskrat, and different varieties of reptiles, brown musk shrew, snow partridge and pheasants. Many festivals are celebrated here with much enthusiasm. They include Deepavali, Holi, Lohri, Ramnavami, Shivarathri and Baisakhi. The festival season attracts many tourists from India and abroad.

Adorned with beautiful gardens, lakes, hillocks, snowy mountains the land of temples is a must see place in India.
To visit and experience Jammu hassle-free, view Jammu tour packages.

Destinations in this region: Vaishno Devi, Katra, Udhampur, Patnitop, Sanasar, Doda, Poonch, Rajauri




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Vaishno Devi Yatra - The Home of the Pindis

  by Afia Ahmad  on Feb 11, 2011
Find detailed information on Vaishnodevi Yatra in Kashmir. Plan a pilgrim tours to Kashmir and pay homage to the famous sanctum of Mata Vaishnodevi, by indulging in trekking or hiring various other means to reach the sanctum.

Shopping in Kashmir - Bring Back a Piece of Heaven

  by Afia Ahmad  on Feb 11, 2011
Find a detailed guide related to information on shopping in Kashmir. The article highlights the most important shopping items and various shopping destinations in Jammu and Kashmir.

Amarnath Yatra - Pay Homage to the Immortal Lord

  by Afia Ahmad  on Feb 11, 2011
Plan a pilgrimage tour to Amarnath and pay homage to one of the most revered site in the world. More than thousands of religious people come here every year to seek the blessing of Lord Shiva.

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Jammu & Kashmir Govt. to Promote Eco-Tourism

   Jan 04, 2012 04:54 PM
The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is taking steps to make all the forests and wildlife sanctuaries in the state tourist friendly in a bid to attract more tourists to the state. Read on to know more what the Ministry of Forest and Environment has to say


History of Jammu can be credited to Raja Jambu Lochan, who founded the city in the 14th century B.C. He was convinced Jammu to be a place of peace and tranquility after witnessing a lion and goat drinking water from the same place at the same time and then going their own way. The city was thus named as Jambu-Nagar, which was later changed into Jammu.

The popular mythological epic, Mahabharta, also has mentions of Jammu. The excavations conducted near Akhnoor (20 kms from Jammu) confirms the city to have been a part of the Harappan civilization. Various remains have connected the evolution of the city to the Mauryan, Kushans and even the Gupta civilizations.

After 480 AD, the city came under the rule of the Hephthalites, who controlled the reigns from Kapisa and Kabul. Further, the city slipped into the hands of Kushano-Hephthalite dynasty who ruled from 565 to 670 AD. Their rule was followed by the Shahi rulers who were in power from 670 to early 1000 AD, before being smashed by the Ghaznavida.

Before coming under the reigns of the British, Jammu was ruled by the Mughals and Sikhs for sometime. The Erstwhile Sikh ruler, Maharaja Ranjit Singh ruled here during the 19th century. During the ruling of Gulab Singh, The British signed a treaty and declared him as the independent ruler of Jammu till independence.  

Travel within city

Jammu is a scenic city in the State of Jammu and Kashmir and it is well connected by air and rail to other parts of the country. The airport at Jammu is connected by flights to other parts of the country and there are frequent taxi services from the airport to the city. Jammu Tawi Railway Station is connected to most important cities of India. Private cabs are available from both the airport and railway station. They charge around Rs 150 to reach the city. For travel within the city and surrounding areas travelers can hire jeeps and SUV’s. Some companies also offer cars for self driving.


The best way to get around the city is too hire jeeps. They are available easily and are cheap. They charge between Rs 200 and 400 for travel within the city. There are taxi stands all over the city. These taxis ply to Katra and Srinagar. Some of them can be hired to travel within the city as well.

Mini Bus

Tourists can also opt for sightseeing tours within the city which covers the main places of interest. The tours are arranged by the Tourism Department Center. There are mini buses that ply within the city and they are available on certain fixed routes. There are auto rickshaws that are also available in the city. Their prices are negotiable.


You can find 18 hotels in Jammu under following categories:
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Posted by snigdha 3 year ago
i live in jammu it had many things to see
Posted by minal puri 4 year, 8 months ago
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thanx for information
Posted by ravindra gupta 4 year, 10 months ago
thanks for your kind service
Posted by yogesh 5 year, 11 months ago
jammu is nice place & very cool area
Posted by vivek kumar 6 year, 9 months ago
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