Jammu is a heaven of India which is popular for its attractive surroundings. It is one of the perfect destinations for those who love clear and cool climate around him. Jammu is situated at the foot hills of great Himalayas and renowned as winter capital of the state Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu city is world-famous for its ancient temples, imposing palaces and historically places. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi temple, Gauri Kund Temple, Bahu fort, Amar mahal, Amarnath caves, Mubarak Mandi Palace complex, Gadhadharji Temple, Dogra Art museum and many more are the highlighting excursions of this city.
For adventure freaks, this is an excellent spot in which tourists are challenged with many opportunities like mountaineering, nature walks, trekking and Rafting. Patnitop, Kishtwar, Krimchi and Sanasar are some of the adventure spots.
Jammu is a cultivated land based on base with major crops of Maize, wheat and Paddy. The attractive things in this city includes wild sheep, cheetah, leopard, deer, bear, muskrat, and different varieties of reptiles, brown musk shrew, snow partridge and pheasants can be seen by you.
Some are major captivating spots: Raghunath Temple, Bahu Fort, Mubarak Mandi Palace, Mansar Lake etc.
The history of Jammu has been written in the 14th century B.C by Raja Jambu Lochan. He was made this city to be a place of calm and serenity. The city was thus named as Jambu-Nagar, which was later changed into Jammu.
After 480 AD, the city came under the control of the Hephthalites, who wanted to put his foots on the power of Kapisa and Kabul. Additionally, the responsibility of city has gone into the hands of Kushano-Hephthalite dynasty who ruled from 565 to 670 AD. Thus, the British signed a treaty and declared him as the independent ruler of Jammu till independence.
Travel within city
Jammu is renowned as a scenic city in the State of Jammu and Kashmir which is spotted with scenic beautiful destinations. Tourists can take a jeep, mini buses to reach at the proper place.
One of the best ways to reach at any particular spot is jeep. It is quite easy accessible and comfortable too. These taxis ply to Katra and Srinagar that can be hired to travel within the city as well.
Tourists can hire mini buses for sightseeing tours within the city which let you to view the main places of interest. The tours are arranged by the Tourism Department Center. It has its certain fixed rates that would be suitable for everyone.