Jammu Tour

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Jammu, India

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Jammu the Duggar land has innumerable temples and shrines and is also known as the “the City of Temples”. Jammu where the past still has a living presence was one ruled by the great Emperor Ashoka who introduces Buddhism in the region. In the 2nd century, the religion flourished under the rule of Kushan. But however from many centuries, Hinduism is the dominant religion of the region.

It is believed that in the foothills of the Himalayas, with the picturesque river Tawi flowing alongside, stands the land where Raja Jambu Lochan went on a hunt. While crossing River Tapi, he saw one incident which left him speechless. He saw a deer and a tiger that stood side by side drinking water from the same tank. He was shocked after seeing this unusual sight of life and had decided to build a city in this soil where no living creature bore enmity against another.

Jammu is very famous tourist destination in India because it is a home of most popular and ancient Hindu shrines. Today the temple of Bahu Mata also known as Maha Kali is the presiding deity of Jammu second to Mata Vaishno Devi. The other major tourist destination is dargah of Peer Budhan Ali Shah, Ragunath Temple Complex and many more must to see.

Major Tourist Attractions in Jammu: Ranbir Canal, Bahu Fort, Peer Baba, Mubarak Mandi Palace, Ranbireshwar Temple, Peer Khoh etc.
Ranbir Canal, Jammu
Ranbir Canal is situated approximately 02 km away from the heart of city. A small garden along the Ranbir Canal is very famous because it serves as a perfect cool picnic spot during the summers.

The water of the canal remains icy cold throughout the year because it flows down from the hills. Its banks serve as good viewpoints and pathways.
Bahu Fort, Jammu
One of the oldest fort and popular tourist sightseeing place in the city of Jammu is Bahu fort which is situated on the rock face of the left bank of river Tapi. It was built over 3,000 years ago by King Bahulcohan.

The surrounding of the fort are extensive gardens known as Bagh-e-Bahu. After that Dogra rulers capture the fort which had renovated and rebuilt the fort. Inside the fort, there is a Goddess Durga Temple.
Peer Baba, Jammu
Peer Baba, the dargah of Muslim saint peer Budhan Ali Shah is situated in the back side of Civil Airport. Irrespective of the caste and religion, large number of Hindu and Sikh Devotes comes here every Thursday to offer prayers and respect to the legendary saint.

The last and tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh was a close friend of the saint. It was believed that the saint died at age of 500 years by supporting his life entirely onmilk.
Mubarak Mandi Palace , PAU, Jammu
Mubarak Mandi Palace was formerly the residence of the erstwhile rulers of Jammu. It is a complete fusion of Rajasthani, Mughal and Baroque European styles. The construction of all the buildings was rounded up to 150 but the oldest building dated back to 1824.

The artisians who constructed the building is surely admirable because one is sure impressed by the architectural skills that have been displayed.

The Pink Hall of the palace has now been converted into a museum, known as the Dogra Art Museum. It houses beautiful miniature painting of the various Hill Schools. But, the most stunning segment inside the palace complex is the Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace), must to visit.
Ranbireshwar Temple, Jammu
Ranbireshwar Temple is the biggest Shiva Temple is north India and is one of the important and ancient shrine located on the Shalimar Road near the New Secretariat in Jammu. The temple was constructed byMaharajRanbir Singh in 1833 A.D.

The Temple has a central Lingam constructed outof a black stone, measuring 8 feet in height which is the biggest Lingam in India.
Peer Khoh, Jammu
Peer Khoh is a cave shrine also known as Jamawant Cave which is located on the Circular Road above River Tapi, 3.5 Kms. North-East from the heart of the town. There is a Shiva Lingam formed naturally in the cave, neither its antiquity nor its cause is known. It is believed that the caves also gives underground way to other caves and shrines even outside of the country.
Famous Excursions from Jammu
Katra City
Katra is a small town which is just 50 Kms away from Jammu and it serves as the base camp for people who come here to visit the famous shrine of Vaishnodeviji situated in the Trikuta hills. The Shrine is 16 Kms from Katra and is easily approachable on foot-path.

The devotes who are not so much physically fit can take house or Pithu to reach the shrine. Every year nearly 4 million people pass through katra on their way to Vaishnodeviji. There are many Tourist Bungalows, Yatrika and a number of private hotels where accommodation for tourist is easily available.

Patnitop City
Patnitop is a famous hill resort situated on a beautiful plateau at an altitude of 2024 meters. It is well connected by Jammu Srinagar highway. Its beauty can not describe in words because it was enveloped by thickly wooded forests, peaceful walks and breathtaking views of the mountain scape of the Chenab basin.

Especially during winters, Patnitop is generally covered with a thick mantle of snow. Patnitop is also famous for their large number of Huts and Tourist Bungalows, all managed by Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Board.

Mansar Lake
Mansar lake is a beautiful lake covered by hills and forest which is located 62 Kms from Jammu. The adventure activity like boating is also available on the spot. A food and crafts festival is organized here annually in Baisakhi by J&K Tourism. Accommodation near Mansar lake are the Tourist Bungalow and huts built by J & K TDC.
Best Time to Visit in Jammu
Throughout the year, Jammu has special for every tourist in Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. So in all type of seasons, anyone can visit the place.
How to reach Jammu?
By Air - Srinagar, Jammu and Leh are the three airports in Jammu & Kashmir. Major airlines like Indian Airlines, Jet Airways operate regular flights to and from these airports.

By Rail - The major railway station is Jammu Tawi, from where several important trains connect the state with the rest of the country.

By Road - Jammu & Kashmir is well-connected by a vast network of roads to important cities like Delhi, Amritsar, Ambala, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Pathankot, Shimla and Manali.
 
 
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