City of Temples
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.
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.
Top things do in Jammu
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.
- 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.