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Jammu, the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir State, founded in the year 1730 comprises the old town on a hilltop overlooking the Tawi River and new town of Jammu Tawi across the river. An extension of plains on south bordering Punjab It has Weather like plains during summer, though nights are cooler and Breezy. The 2.5 Km Jawahar Tunnel running through the mighty pir Panchal range in its north connects it with the Kashmir valley.

Jammu is known as a city of temples. It is a Major rail hub with more than 40 regular trains, holiday and festival specials running from major centers of the country Culminate here. It is also Major halt for pilgrims to Mata Vaishno Devi whose number crossed 80 lacs during 2010. It also doubles as a transit point for tourist traveling by train and road to the Kashmir valley. Ladakh and Shri Amaranth Ji Pilgrimage. Jammu is well connected by air through Major airlines with Srinagar, Ladakh and the rest of the country.

Sightseeing in Jammu

  • The Amar Mahal Palace -the last official residence of the Dogra Rajas.

  • Ragunath Mandir located on busy Ragunath Bazaar.

  • Ram Bireshwar Namdi located on Shalimar Road.

  • Mubarak Mandi.

  • Bahu Fort- also popularly known as Bagh-I- Bahu encloses kail Temple.

  • Har-ki-Paurhi Temple.

  • Mahamaya Mandir.

  • Mansar Lake.

  • Sanasar.

  • Patnitop is a picturesque hill station midway between Jammu & Srinagar and a must stopover for rest and relaxation during Jammu Srinagar Journey.

Jammu has a large Presence of Medium and budget hotels, guest houses, resorts, and a tourist Bungalow run by J & K Tourism Development Corporation at Residency Road. It also has adequate transport in public and private sector by way of Coaches, cabs, and Shared taxis available at Railway station, Airport, residency Road, B.C Road under- bridge and General Bus stand. These services for Kashmir valley are available till late hours during summer and round the clock for other destinations outside the state for the benefit of tourist. The rates are Pre- fixed by the Government.

Set against the backdrop of the snow-capped Pir Panjal range, Jammu marks the transition between the Himalayas in the north and the dusty plains of the Punjab in the south, bridging these two extremities by a series of scrub covered hills, forested mountain ranges and deep river valleys. The southernmost unit of the state of Jammu & Kashmir, Jammu region is traversed by the Shivalik hills and quenched by the rivers Ravi, Tawi and Chenab.

Jammu is dotted with some historical temples like the Raghunath Temple, Ranbireshwar Temple, Peer Kho Temple, Panjbakhtar Temple which are over a hundred years old. It is the winter capital of Jammu & Kashmir.