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Jammu Sightseeing

Jammu is a major tourist destination offering divine natural beauty of the Shivaliks, Pir Panjal Range, Trikuta Hills and the low-lying Tawi River basin. Established as the “City ofTemples”, Jammu hosts various Hindu shrines including Vaishno Devi. The city reveals a great influence of Harappan civilisation, and dynasties like the Maurya, Kushan, Kushanshahs and Gupta, followed by the Mughals, Sikhs and the British.

Major Attractions

Jammu is essentially a good break from the monotony, one can holiday here for not only seeking spirituality in its many sacred places like Mata Vaishno Devi, Raghunath Temple, Peer Koh Cave, Dera Baba Banda, but also enjoy a hill holiday in its tourist destinations of Patnitop and Doda. Nature lovers can fall in love with Jammu’s beautiful lakes like Mansar Lake and the ethereal beauty of Patnitop and Doda. Wildlife enthusiasts can get their share of thrill at Kishtwar National Park.

Jammu isn’t only about family holiday and spiritual tour, it is also about indulging in spine-chilling adventures on lesser-known trails in Kishtwar. The historic town of Poonch also has a memorable experience to impart and so does the region’s largest city, Jammu that is home to several heritage sites and temples.

In our Jammu travel guide, we offer the most authentic information that can prove to be helpful in planning your trip. Get all the insights into Jammu Tourism points of interest starting from its top attractions, best time to visit, ideal way to reach, major activities to do along with amazing Jammu tour packages. We make your holiday in Jammu easy and memorable.

Searching for an extraordinary viewpoint and walkway? Visit the Ranbir Canal. There is a small garden along this canal, which serves as a cool picnic spot in summer.

A 5 km from the city centre, will bring you to the famous Bahu Fort & Gardens. Standing on the bank of the river Tawi, the fort is believed to have been constructed around 3000 years back by Raja Bahulochan. There is a temple inside the fort, which is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali. Later the Dogra rulers, developed a beautiful terraced garden 'Bagh-e-Bahu' around the fort, which attracts many tourists.

Nature lovers are fond of visiting the Mansar Lake. The lake is surrounded by dense forests and hills. People flock to this lake for boating and to participate in the Baisakhi festival (a food and crafts festival organised by J&K Tourism).

Moving towards the west of the city, you will come to Akhnoor, the historic town of Jammu. Situated on the banks of Chenab river, the town is associated with the legend of Soni-Mahiwal. You can also observe the influence of the Indus-Valley civilization here.

For pilgrims, the city of Jammu and the nearby area offers several religious holy places like Vaishno Devi, Raghunath Temple, Ranbireshwar Temple, Mahamaya Temple and City Forest, Peer Khoh and Peer Baba.

Flora And Fauna
Around the river areas, you will find a number of trees including maple, horse chestnuts, silver fir etc. The hills are rich in birch, rhododendron, erbers and a large number of herbal plants. These hilly area comprise of dense forests as well, which provide a habitat for the leopard, cheetah, deer, wild sheep, bear, brown musk shrew, and muskrat. Varieties of snakes, bats, lizards and frogs, andbirds species like chakor, snow partridge, pheasants, and peacock are also found in the region.

How to Reach Jammu?
By Air
Jammu has its own domestic airport that connects it to major destinations in India like Delhi and Mumbai. It also has flights to Srinagar and Leh.

By Train
There are two railheads connecting Jammu to rest of India in Jammu Tawi and Udhampur. There are trains to major cities and towns of the country, even in South India.

By Road
The National Highway 1A connects Jammu to many cities of India. The union territory-run buses connect many places in Jammu to other north Indian cities like Amritsar.

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