Visit Jammu - The City Of Temples


Jammu is the second largest city in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and is located on the banks of the Tawi river. Many temples and mosques were built here during the rule of Dogra dynasty and Dev dynasty and so it is called the City of Temples. This serves as the winter capital of the state.


Before Jammu went into the hands of the British, it was under the rule of Mughals and then under Sikhs. The Dev dynasty ruled this city for more than nine centuries. Dogras came to power after them and built many educational institutions and religious places.


The hot summer season of Jammu is not favorable for tourist activities. The temperature rises up to 46 degree Celsius in hot summer month of June and goes below the freezing point in the coldest month of January. So both these times are unfit for traveling to Jammu. The dense smog screens the vision during winter making traveling a difficulty.


Reaching Jammu by air is fairly easy as it has a well developed airport which is located 7 km from the main city. All the major airlines of India have their services here linking Jammu with major Indian cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Delhi, Chennai and Pune. The railway in Jammu was developed lately in 1971 and the new Jammu Tawi railway station came into existence only in 1975. At present the broad gauge connects it with all important cities like Chennai, Kanyakumari, Patna, Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata. Though traveling by train from a long distance takes time, it would be the affordable option helping those who travel on budget.


NH1 and NH 1B connects the city with other neighboring cities and minibuses are used for local transportation. These are called Matadors and they connect all the parts of the city. For short distance travels, auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws are used. Jammu witnessed tremendous growth in small and large scale industries but still tourism remains one of the major industries of the city.


Since it is the second last railway terminal in North India, the tourists visiting other places like Vaishno Devi temple and Kashmir Valley have to stop here and continue their travel through buses and cars. So the city is busy all round the year. The tourist passing through Jammu stop here to visit some of the exotic locations like Mubarak Mandi, Karbala, Bahu Fort, Raghunath Temple, Purani Mandi and Amar Mahal. The ancient heritage of Jammu is well brought out through these historical buildings and monuments.


The cuisine of Jammu serves rajma with rice which is very famous among the locals and other famous Dogri food items are khatta meat, ambal and dal patt. The chocolate burfi, sund panjeeri, patisa and kalaadi are also popular here. Jammu restaurants serve these items together with other North Indian delicacies. Dhams or the guest houses built and maintained by the shrine boards are helpful for pilgrims while there are many good hotels in Jammu located around bus stand and railway station. Jammu travel guide will guide you to find the right one.


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