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Jammu Travel Guide


Jammu Travel Guide

In the southernmost part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, snuggles the exotic Jammu city. It is popularly known as the ‘City of Temples’ and is flanked by Kashmir in the north, Himachal Pradesh in the south, Ladakh in the east and Azad Kashmir in the west. Jammu is embraced by the Shiwalik range, Pir Panjal ranges, Tawi river Basin and Trikuta hills which contribute to the beauty of the natural surroundings in all its affluence. It is truly a heaven on earth, where the spirit of religiousness pervades the entire place.


Jammu is the second largest town in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The enchanting landscape, majestic mountains, glittering streams and rivers cast a magical splendour to the city of Jammu. Swarming the place is a multitude of tourist spot each coming with uniqueness endowed.


Ranbir Canal, Mubarak Mandi Palace, Surinsar Mansar Wildlife Sanctuary, Bahu Fort, Rani Charak Mahal, Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine, Temple of Maha Kali, Sheesh Mahal, Amar Mahal Palace Museum, Akhnoor, Raghunath Temple, Bawey Wali Mata Temple, Surinsar Lake, Peer Kho Cave Temple, Peer Baba Dargah, Mahamaya Temple, Mansar Lake, Sanasar, Rani Charak Mahal, Gandhadarji Temple, Dargah Garib Shah, Surinsar Mansar Wildlife Sanctuary etc are some of the many tourist places of attraction. Incorporating the list of tourist destinations in Jammu are a number of shopping centers which sells variety of hand woven materials like carpets, shawls and other antique pieces. Shopping here is great fun and you can avail a number of items that are distinctive of the place.


The bank of the river Tawi, houses the Bahu Fort which in turn houses the Maha Kali Temple inside its premise. The temple has been acclaimed as the most revered temple in India. A visit to the Mubarak Mandi Palace will leave you bewitched. The architectural marvel which is an amalgamation of Mughal, Baroque European and Rajasthani style, is all that claims the beauty of this place. The palace houses yet another striking structure; the Sheesh Mahal or the Mirror Palace which is a must see.


The wildlife enthusiasts can tour the Surinsar Mansar Wildlife Sanctuary which is the abode of 8 species of mammals and 15 species of birds. From the Amar Mahal Palace Museum one can get a beautiful view of the Shivaliks range and the Tawi River. Once the home of Raja Amar Singh, it has now been converted into a museum, informing the tourist at large about the cultural ethnicity of the place.


Jammu has a lot to offer if make proper plans with the help of Jammu travel guide. You will thoroughly enjoy yourself here and have an experience of a lifetime. 

Last Updated: 01/10/2012

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