The Jammu City in Jammu and Kashmir is famous for more than one reason. Primarily, it is known for the temples, second it is the center of tourism, connecting many places of tourist interest, Jammu is also the largest city in the Jammu Region. Owing to all these reasons, Jammu is developing fast and attracts a large number of tourists.
Jammu City is located between 2-mountain ranges namely, Shivalik and Trikuta, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Best time to visit based on Jammu weather
Jammu weather is unpredictable with extremes. It is hot during the summer and very cold during winter. The best time to visit this city is October to March.
Jammu is situated at about 600 kms. From Delhi and is well connected by flight, train and road. Jammu is connected by flight to with all major cities.
Jammu city has many ancient temples which are of interest to visitors especially religious minded people. The famous Vaishnodevi temple is close to Jammu. The places to visit when in Jammu are:
Raghunathji Temple: Situated in the heart of the city, this is an ancient temple and it is the largest temple complex, as there are many temples within the complex. Thousands of Saligrama’s adorn the temple.
Peer Kho Cave Temple: Situated close to Tawi river, this temple’s ruling deity is Shiva. Believed to be from the Ramayana time, this temple also has thousands of Saligrama’s placed in rows.
Bahu Fort: this temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali and there is beautiful terrace garden adjacent to this. Tawi Flowing Worship, which is celebrated every Tuesday and Sunday, attracts a lot of visitors.
Other Jammu Tourist Attractions: Many gardens like Rani Park, Mubarak Mandi, Amar Mahal, and many fun parks amaze the tourists. Skiing and snow sports are the famous activities one cannot miss.
Shopping: Though there are many shopping malls, roadside shopping is also well known. Every visitor to this place shops for Kashmir embroidered cloth, Purse, Kesar, Dry Fruits, warm clothes and apple, during the season.
Where to stay: There are accommodations matching every budget. One can make online booking as all the information is available on the Internet.
Food: Kashmiri specialties like Rajma, Rice and Anar Chutney, Sund Panjeri, Kalaadi and Patisa are famous here. Non-vegetarian food is prevalent, but vegetarian food is also available.
Important: Do not forget to visit Kesar farms and Apple garden (during the season). Also have a look at Carpets and blankets. Pashmina Shawls, which are thin and light weighted, yet very warm.