Jammu - city of temples

Jammu Travel Guide

An integral part of Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu is one of the largest cities and the winter capital of J&K. the major city is also a gateway to Kashmir to explore the major attractions of J&K. Interesting fact is that Jammu is considered as incomplete without Kashmir; while Kashmir is considered as incomplete without Jammu. In the real way, Jammu is also the pilgrimage heaven where thousands of devotees from different parts of the world come to pay homage to gods and goddesses.

As far as the history of the major city is concerned, Jammu was originally named after Raja Jamboo Lochan who originated the city. However, with the passage of time, Jamboo changed to Jammu. The city and the integral part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir are full of tourist attractions. Some of the major attractions of the city are the Bahu Fort, Mubarak Mandi Palace, and Dogra Art Museum, Sheesh Mahal, Surinsar Mansar Wildlife sanctuary and the Rani Charak Mahal. In fact, the Bahu Fort is famous for the Maha Kali temple; while Mubarak Mandi Palace is a pleasant-sounding merge of the Rajasthani, European and Mughal architecture. In addition to this, there are also a number of other tourist attractions that keep travelers spell bound for a long time.

Ranbireshwar Temple, Raghunath Temple, Peer Baba, Mahamaya Temple, Lakshmi Narayan temple, Amar Mahal Palace, Sudh Mahadev temple, Gauri Kund, Mansar Lake, Purmandal, etc are names a few that are enough to speak all about the rich legacy of the city.

The major cosmopolitan city and the winter capital of J&K are also known for a number of comfy accommodation options and multi-cuisine food courts. Tourists who travel to explore the wonders of Kashmir or go to pay homage to Amarnath or renowned holy shrine Mata Vaishno Devi also prefer to stay here for a day or two to explore the city attractions.

Jammu is a plain area and the mountains start from here. In addition to this, it is also the right destination to book taxi or bus to roam in the entire state. Jammu is also well connected via air, rail and road to all the major tourist attractions. Moreover, it is also fast developing as a major industrial area in North India where you will find a huge industry that are also opening the way of earning for locales.


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