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Jammu Tourism

Jammu is the winter getaway in India

Tourism in Jammu

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About Jammu Tourism

Jammu is situated in the southernmost part of Jammu and Kashmir state which is popular for ancient temples. Owing to its pristine landscapes and popular tourist places, tourism in Jammu is rising at an increasing rate. The most popular places are Bahu Fort, Mubarak Mandi Palace, Mansar Lake, Shivkhori, Raghunath Temple and Peer Baba Dargah. The place is also famous among pilgrimage owing to the presence of Amarnath Cave and Vaishnodevi temples. The residents of the place are mainly Hindu Brahmin priests along with Sikhs, Muslims, and Buddhists.

Jammu is a famous tourist destination, located on the banks of the river Tawi and enveloped by the Himalayas in the north and the northern-plains in the south. The place is visited by the majority of people across the country giving rise to Jammu tourism. It occupies an area of 26.64km² and therefore, stands at the second most populous city of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The city of Jammu is divided into ten different districts. These districts which form the beautiful state of Jammu and Kashmir are rich in pristine beauty, impressive architecture, rich culture, and a lot of things. Jammu is also the winter capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu is considered an ideal pilgrimage centre as well as a peaceful holiday retreat because of all these factors. These religious centers also give rise to Jammu tourism.

Major Tourist Spots in Jammu

Jammu is nestled among the mountain ranges of the Himalayas, Pir Panjal and Karakoram. These mountain ranges offer a glimpse into the natural beauty of the place. The city is home to spectacular mountain peaks, huge glaciers, incredible monasteries, blue lakes, rivers, forests, verdant meadows and tall pine trees. Jammu offers a host of activities due to its impressive geographic location and natural bounties. Adventure activities such as skiing, golf, trekking, river rafting, paragliding, camping are offered during a Jammu trip for almost all the enthusiast tourists. Every year, a large number of tourists come here to undertake the pilgrimage of Amarnath and Vaishno Devi every year. Some of the most beautiful places to visit in Jammu are Dal Lake, Kashmir Valley, Khardung La Pass, Gulmarg, Shalimar Bagh and so on.

About Jammu

Jammu is divided into ten districts where the main Duggar Land of Jammu is covered with temples, hills, palaces and mountain ranges. Jammu is hemmed in by the gorgeous Pir-Panjal mountain ranges while the rivers Ravi, Tawi and Chenab flow through it. It has appropriately been termed as “paradise on Earth”. It is a famous tourist destination because of its natural landscape. Jammu has also been a cultural hub of intermixing traditions since ancient times, although it has been annexed by several kings and marauders. Many people come here to see the rich history and giving rise to Jammu tourism. The Dogra culture of Jammu strikes its resemblance with the culture of other states such as Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. Because of the multi-ethnic culture of Jammu, different types of festivals, celebrations and merriment take place in Jammu. For all the known reasons, Jammu is the perfect winter holiday destination for tourists.

Fairs and Festivals of Jammu

One of the important festivals of Jammu, the Hemis Festival takes place in the month of July. Hemis festival is celebrated with much fervour, and tourists from all over the world come here to witness the popular masked dances. Some of the traditional Indian music instruments are used such as cymbals, drums and trumpets. This dance marks the end of Evil as the dance is a symbol to show the triumph of good over evil. Many people across the country participate in the festivals, giving rise to tourism in Jammu.

Shopping in Jammu

There are many unique places to shop in Jammu such as Raghunath Bazaar, Kashmir Government Arts Emporium, Bahu Plaza, City Square Mall, JDA Complex, Poshish, Gole Market, and Hari Market. From these markets, one can easily purchase things like wooden carvings, papier mache, carpets, shawls, jackets, sweaters, sweets, dry fruits, and saffron.

2 Day Trip in Jammu

The places that can be covered on a 2 day trip in Jammu are Vaishno Devi Temple, Raghunath Temple, Bahu Fort, Peer Kho Cave, Bhimgarh Fort, Baag-e-Bahu, Manda Zoo, Amar Mahal Palace, Mubarak Mandi Palace, and Sidhra Golf Course. You can also explore various local markets and try a plethora of outdoor activities like trekking, horse riding, and skiing.

Facts about Jammu

Jammu and Kashmir is the most beautiful state in India which is dotted with stunning valleys and gorgeous landscapes.

You get to experience a stay in a houseboat and Shikara. In Jammu you will see unique copper utensils. Jammu is occupants are mostly Hindu Brahmin Priests along with Muslim, Sikhs, and Buddishts.

The place is famous for a plethora of outdoor activities like parasailing, paragliding, fishing, hiking, trekking, camping, skiing, helicopter ride, boating, and camel ride.

Best Areas to Stay in Jammu

Gulmarg Colony, Talab Tillo, Trikuta Nagar, Bari Brahmna, and Sunjwan are considered to be the best areas in Jammu.

So, go ahead and plan your journey to the city of temples, Jammu. The city is dotted with astounding places and you are sure to have a remarkable time.

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Travel to Jammu

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By Air

Apart from being the fastest, traveling by flight is also the most hassle-free one. There are many regular flights that fly to Srinagar from where you can reach Jammu city. The three main airports that you can board a flight to are Jammu Airport in Jammu city, Aerodrome Airport in Srinagar, Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh. However, the Jammu Airport (IXJ) is the nearest airport from Jammu city. There is direct flight connectivity from many Indian cities.

By Train

One can easily reach Jammu by train. Jammu-Tawi Station is the nearest railway station from Jammu. It is situated at a distance of 6.7 km from the main city. The station is well-connected by many cities such as Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, etc. New Delhi-Jammu Tawi Rajdhani Express and Jammu Tawi Express are some of the major trains that run on this route.

By Road

Jammu city is connected by Srinagar from National Highway 1. The road routes leading to Jammu are often called the most scenic and apt for road trips. Many buses operate on a daily basis under J&K State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC). Moreover, one can also start their journey to Jammu city from Manali. However, it is well-connected from Delhi and other major cities as well by a network of highways.

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    FAQ's of Jammu

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    Jammu is famous as the winter capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu is famous for its temples, especially the Vaishno Devi Temple in Katra which is visited by more than 10 millions pilgrims every year.

    Some of the best things to buy in Jammu are :

    • Wooden Carvings
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    • Carpets
    • Shawls
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    • Saffron

    Snowfall in Jammu takes place during the winter season in the month of December. The winter season lasts till March with January being the coldest month.

    Traditional food of Jammu is the famous food here. The popular food items are :

    • Morel (Gushi)
    • Palov
    • Madra (lintel cooked in curd)
    • Oria(Potato/Pumpkin in mustard sauce)
    • Maani
    • Khameera
    • Katha Meat(Sour Mutton)
    • Shasha(raw mango chatni)
    • Kasrod and Timru-di-Chatni

    Pheran is the typical Kashmiri dress which is common to both Hindu and Muslim men and women in Jammu and Kashmir. It is a loose gown which hangs down till the knees.

     

    As per the 2011 census, the urban population of Jammu is around 5.04 lakhs.

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