About Jammu Tourist Places – A Example of Paradise on Earth

Jammu is the winter capital city of Jammu & Kashmir state and is the main entrance to this lovely state. It is situated on the banks of River Tawi and is a municipal corporation too. Jammu is nation-wide famous as the “City of Temples”, because it owns a large number of historical temples & domes of ancient mosques. This city was founded by Raja Jambulochan, thus it was named as “Jammu City”. Jammu is approx 600 km away from the national capital city – New Delhi.

There are many tourist attractions in Jammu, which attract the tourists from round the globe throughout the year. As this city is also called the “City of Temples”, there are many ancient temples in the city which are regularly visited by the Hindu pilgrims.

Tourist Attractions in Jammu

Bahu Fort  Jammu

Bahu Fort
The great Bahu Fort is situated at Jammu Tawi in the famous Indian state, Jammu & Kashmir. This fort was built by Raja Bahulochan around 3,000 years ago and later was renovated in the 19th century by the Dogra rulers.It is a religious place for Hindus, because it consists of a temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali within its premises. The temple inside the fort is famous as “Bave Wali Mata temple”.

Jhajjar Kotli Jammu

Jhajjar Kotli
Jhajhar Kotli is one of the most famous tourist places in Jammu & Kashmir, which is situated on the banks of River Jujjar. It is basically located on the National Highway, which is lead toward Srinagar. The major attractions of this place are the splashing cool water of Jujjar River & its appreciable natural beauty. The Jhajjar Kotli welcomes a large number of domestic & international tourists during the summers.

 Mansar Lake Jammu

Mansar Lake
Mansar Lake is situated around 62 km away from the Jammu city. It is a sparkling lake surrounded by lush green-covered hills. It is one of the most popular tourist places of excursion in Jammu Tawi. This lake is treated as a holy site because at the Eastern Bank of Mansagar Lake, one can see a shrine of Sheshnag along with two temples of Umapati Mahadev & Narsimha. Mansar also offers boat rides for the Tourists.

Raghunath Temple Jammu

Raghunath Temple

Raghunath Temple consists of seven shrines, each with its own unique Sikhara. This temple is one of the largest spiritual complexes of north India, which was built by Maharaja Gulab Singh and his son Maharaja Ranbir Singh between the years 1835–1860. The Raghunath temple is sole-fully dedicated to Lord Rama, who was the incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

Jammu Local Market

Jammu City Market is a great fusion of traditional & modern markets. “Raghunath Bazaar” is the most famous market between the tourists and as well as the pilgrims, because it is situated in the heart of the city.

 Local Market in Jammu

One can enjoy shopping the products like Handicraft & Handloom products, Dry Fruits, dry spices, Rajma seeds, wooden craft products like tables, knife in a wooden jacket, bats, hockey sticks and baseball bats etc.

Gole Market in Jammu city is also very famous for electronics, garments & footwear etc.

Vaishno Devi Shrine

Vaishno Devi is the Shrine of Mata Vaishno. For the darshan of this holy shrine, one has to reach katra by road which is approx 48Km. From Katra one has trek either by foot or by hiring a pony or horse for 14Km. Helicopter services are also available for the pilgrims from Katra to reach the holy shrine. It is the most visited pilgrimage centre in India, which is open 365 days, 24*7 for the darshan of Goddess Pindis.

Vaishno Devi Temple Jammu

How to Reach Jammu

Air
Jammu has its own domestic airport.

Rail
Jammu Tawi is a major rail junction of Jammu & Kashmir State.

Road
Jammu city is well connected by road.

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