City of Temples

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March to October

Jammu Airport
11℃ to 23℃

Jammu Tourism

The snow- capped mountains, mesmerizing scenery,  the aromas of pahadi cuisines and spices, the multi-coloured flag and the ancient glorious shrines, the city of Jammu is rightly known as both the Winter Capital of the state and the City of Temples. Situated on the banks of the Tawi River and the foothills of the Himalayas, Jammu is also called as the Gateway to Kashmir. It is nestled against the backdrop of the snow-capped Pir Panjal Mountains, the region of Jammu constitutes the southernmost part of the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

It is not only one of the best places to holiday but also has a number of lip smacking dishes that one cannot miss trying, such as,  sund panjeeri, patisa , rajma with rice etc. For all the shopping enthusiasts it is a wonderland as one can get handicrafts, wodden carved items, shawls, saffron, clothes and what not. The city of Jammu has something to offer to everyone. 

Things to do in Jammu

1.Gole Market

3 kilometres from city centre

Gole market is known for its low prices on most items as compared to the rest of the ci...

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2.Mansar Lake

27 kilometres from city centre

Situated at a distance of 35 miles from the main city of Jammu, enclosed by forest cove...

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3.Raghunath Bazaar

1 kilometres from city centre

Raghunath Bazaar which is over 150 years old is one of the oldest markets of Jammu. Loc...

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4.Bahu Fort

2 kilometres from city centre

Built by Raja Bahulochan 3,000 years ago, at a distance of 5 km from the central city, ...

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15 kilometres from city centre

Also known as Chhota Kashi and serving as a pre-eminent site for learning and studying ...

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55 kilometres from city centre

Situated on a hillock in Udhampur district, this 150 metres long shrine is one of the m...

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7.Peer Baba Dargah

3 kilometres from city centre

Dedicated to an Islamic saint, Peer Budhan Ali Shah, Peer Baba Dargah is one among the ...

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8.Dogra Art Museum

2 kilometres from city centre

Situated inside the Mubarak Mandi palace, presently located in the Pink Hall, this muse...

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9.Amar Mahal Museum

3 kilometres from city centre

Serving as a family residence to the Dogra Dynasty, this palace converted museum was bu...

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10.Raghunath Temple

1 kilometres from city centre

Known as the largest shrine complex of Northen India, dating back to the beginning of t...

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11.Mubarak Mandi Palace

2 kilometres from city centre

Built over 150 years ago , Mubarak Mandi Palace is a royal residence of the rulers of D...

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12.City Shopping

2220 kilometres from city centre

 Everyone loves to bring back a souvenir or two and what better place to shop than in t...

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There are a few more things that one can do when in Jammu such as a trek to the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi Temple, Skiing in Patnitop, enjoy the heavenly variety of Pahari delicacies, take a a thrilling helicopter ride from Jammu to Poonch, boating and fishing in Mansar Lake, enjoy Camel safaris and jeep safaris to savor the commanding views of enthralling valleys and local villages and last but not the least catch beautiful historical sights at the Mubarak Mandi Palace.


How to reach

Jammu is easily accesible through air, rail, and road.

How to Reach by Flight

The Jammu airport in the city is the closest domestic airport and is well-connected to different cities like New Delhi, Srinagar and Leh. The other two nearest domestic airports are in Srinagar and Leh. New Delhi is yet another closest international airport with daily flights to Jammu. The Delhi airport is connected with different cities in the world.

How to Reach by Train

The nearest railway station is the Jammu Tawi. This railhead is linked to most of the Indian cities like Delhi, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Mumbai and Trivandrum. Some of the most popular trains that run to and from are Jammu Rajdhani, Uttar S Kranti, Jhelum Express, Andaman Express, Himgiri Express, Swarak Express and Himsagar Express. 

How to Reach by Bus

Many neighbouring cities like Manali, Shimla, Ludhiana and Delhi are well-connected with Jammu as many city and tourist buses are run by Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation. One can choose from a regular to a deluxe bus and the fare may vary depending upon the type of bus as well as the distance covered.

How to Reach by Road

Jammu has a good road network and the most popular link is the National Highway 1A. Many people drive from nearby cities like Amritsar (243 kilometres), Srinagar (305 kilometres) and Patnitop (112 kilometres) as these can be comfortably taken by road.

How to travel within

You can find a number of Taxis, rickshaws and auto-rickshaws in cheaper prices to travel around Jammu.

Jammu Itinerary


Start off the day by visiting Bahu Fort

- Continue by also seeing the Bawe Wali Mata temple

- Next visit the Mubarak Mandi Palace and Dogra Art Museum

- One can now break for lunch at places like Khaana Khazaana, Moti Mahal, Jammu Darbar etc to try some of the best cuisines

-Move on to visit  Raghunath Remple and then enjoy some  shopping at the Raghunath Bazaar.

- End the first day at the Mansar Lake and watch the sunset.


- Begin the second day by visiting Shivkhori

- Continue the journey by going to Purmandal

- Break for lunch at places like Zamindara Dhaba, Paras Ram Dhaba or Samwale

- Visit the Peer Baba Dargah and the Amar Mahal Museum

- End the second day by shopping at Gole Market.

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