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About Jammu

Jammu is the winter capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Nestled against the backdrop of the snow-capped Pir Panjal Mountains, the region of Jammu constitutes the southernmost unit of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated on the banks of the Tawi river. Jammu was the homeland of the Dogras who ruled over the entire state till 1947. Jammu is the second largest city in the state. Jammu covers an area of 20.36 square kms and situated at an altitude of 305 metres. This state holds the glorious history of the valiant kings, calmness of the lakes, greenery of the forests and amazing rivers. The city of Jammu, is the epicenter of all socio-economic activities in the Jammu region. Although Jammu is considered as a stopover point for moving to higher regions of the Himalayas, there are some interesting places to visit in Jammu. It is also the base for visiting various tourist and pilgrimage places in which the region abounds. Jammu is often known as the City of Temples due to the temples of Vaishno Devi, Raghunath Temple and Rambireshwar Temple. The most important pilgrimage centre is the shrine of Mata Vaishnodeviji situated in the Trikuta hills at a distance of 60 kms from Jammu. Over 4.5 million pilgrims trek to this holy cave shrine to pay obeisance to this most revered of Hindu deities every year. Dogri, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and English are the main languages which are spoken by the people in Jammu. The best season to visit Jammu is between September and April.

  • Katra

    Katra Town, lying in the foot of Trikuta Mountains, 48 kms. from Jammu, serves as the base camp for visiting.

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  • Patnitop

    If you're looking for a peaceful and quiet place to relax your life then Patnitop is the most suitable place for you.

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  • Mansar Lake

    About 62 km from Jammu, Mansar is a beautiful lake sounded by forest-covered hills with its length.

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  • Bagh E Bahu e

    A most modern Fish shaped Aquaraium , majestic view points of river Tawi , Varities of trees.

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