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Jammu - City of Temples

by akshaylike 7 year, 4 months ago

Fresh water, green landscape and the serene atmosphere in Jammu will make you forget yourself. All these set against the backdrop of Himalayas will make you keep coming back here!

Quenched by the Rivers Chenab, Ravi and Tawi, Jammu symbolizes the passage between the Himalayas and the plains of Punjab with the former being to the north and the latter to the south. Bridging these two members are forested mountain ranges, scrub embraced hills and infinite river valleys which is set against the backdrop of the snow-capped Himalayan ranges. The city of Jammu is adorned with innumerous temples and shrines and therefore known as the “City of Temples”. The shrines, temples, valleys of Jammu are a sight to see as they are situated in adept places.

Best time to book Jammu and Kashmir tours is by avoiding hot summers and rains from September to March. There are countless hotels which offer the kind of service you desire, ranging from palatial suites, villas and cottages to economy based budget hotels. The hotels in association with various agencies book your ticket from a single place to take you around Jammu and include other activities as well.

Must See Attractions

There are many important tourist interests, they are given below: 
  • Bahu Fort -- Well renowned historical temple of the Goddess Mahakali overlooking the Tawi river which flows down the city.
  • Mubarak Mandi Complex -- This complex houses around 80 government offices and courts and dates 150 years back.
  • Rani Charak Mahal -- Located in a river bank connected with Toshakhana on one side.
  • Amar Mahal Museum -- Built with red sand stone amidst amazing view of Jammu horizons. Gallery of paintings known as the Naldamyant and a huge library is presented in this palatial building.
  • Dogra Art Museum -- Located in one of the complexes at Mubarak Mandi, this museum brags of about 800 rare and exquisite paintings. A number of carpentary tools such as the bow and arrow of the Mughal emperor Shahjahan and other tools are displayed in the important section of the museum.
  • Ziarat Peer Mitha -- This magnificent tomb along-with a mosque lies in the heart of the Jammu city.
  • Panch Peer -- This is a dargah which lies at a stone's throw from the Maharaja's palace on the National Highway connecting Srinagar.
  • Dargah Garib Shah -- Another one of the dargahs situated at Samba which is said to have immense spiritual powers.
  • Aap Shambhu Temple Sathrian -- A self-made stone Lingam with a temple built on it.
  • Raghunath Temple -- Situated in the heart of the city, this is an excellent temple complex in all of Northern India.
  • Gandhadharji Temple -- This temple has life-size statues of Narayana and Lakshmi.

Reaching there

By air, Jammu has regular traffic flow from Delhi, Srinagar and other important cities. Indian Airlines and Jet Airways are the most prominent of the travels. Jammu is well connected with other cities and towns nearby therefore no problem in booking trains from Delhi and Chandigarh which are the hotspots. General Mode of transport are the local cabs and buses which offer regular travel from Delhi and other cities as well.

Planning your trip

Some places around Jammu are Katra, Kud, Patnitop, Sanasar, Batote, Mantalai, Mansar Lake, Sruinsar Lake, Akhnoor. These places range from approximately 50 to 100 miles of travel. A minimum of two days are required to visit the places in and around Jammu city. One day for sightseeing and the other day for visiting the religious spots and shopping in the bazaars of the city. Do not miss a trip to Srinagar when in Jammu. 


Shopping in Jammu is a traveler's delight as one can buy the Pashmiras, famous Jammu apparel worn by mostly all the women here. These clothes are available at all rates much to the joy of tourists. From 2 star hotels to 5 star hotels, you name it and Jammu's got it. To suit all conditions, either away from the city or within, these hotels provide the best they have to offer.

Experience serenity in a form like never before. The sheer sight of the mountains will leave you breath-less. Come, enjoy the warmth of the valleys by booking Jammu holiday tours in North India.
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