Bahu Fort Overview

Ranked 2 of 25 sightseeing in Jammu

Bahu Fort is among the popular sightseeing attractions of the city of Jammu, which was built by Raja Bahulochan over 3,000 years ago. The fort was later restored during the 19th century by the Dogra rulers. Other notable attractions of the fort include Bahu Temple, a shrine dedicated to Goddess Kali.

The fort stands on a plateau overlooking Tawi River with the surroundings developed into a well laid garden known as Bhave ki Bahu. Bhave ki Bahu is laid on the lines of the Mughal Gardens from where tourists can have a bird’s eye view of Jammu city.

An ancient fort is placed within the thick sandstone walls and features eight octagonal towers with enclosures to house guards. There were several reconstructions from time to time in the fort; the last was done by Maharaja Gulab Singh in the 19th century.
 

What travellers are saying about Bahu Fort

Experience scale
  • Good 6
  • Excellent 6
  • Very Good 3
  • Average 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

Timing, fees and more

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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
Saturday:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
Sunday:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
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Entry:
free
Not Allowed:
Pets

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Reviews and Ratings

Abhinav Sudan

Abhinav Sudan5.0/5

65 reviews

Great Holy place

This place along with the temple is worth visiting while here in Jammu. It offers peace of mind and an enchanting view of the whole Jammu city from the top. The local food available outside the temple is also good.Happy Holidaying!!Warm Regards

Pradeep Ramachandran

Pradeep Ramachandran2.9/5

225 reviews

Good architecture

It is good architecture.we have to pay 20 Rs for entry fee. from the bottom of this fort we can see entire Jammu town and Tavi river as well. evening time we can spend couple of hours here.good garden and water show is also here. good place to relax in the evening.
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Basat naseem

Basat naseem3.6/5

3 reviews

Beautiful place to relax

Bahu fort also known as bawe wale mata is a great place near jammu tawi river. Located on top of Hill gives a beautiful view of jammu city. Fountains and waterworks are very good. One can relax and enjoy the beautiful garden it's an amazing place to relax. Monkey's there are very naughty. Special thing is the aquarium. One can find a wide variety of fishes and more. Museum is also good. The lake is very beautiful there. It attracts tourism alot. Very beautiful and calm place. Must visit there once.

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Chetan Atri

Chetan Atri5.0/5

2 reviews

Spirituality at its best

I have visited bahu fort many times. I always go there during navratras. The temple of maa kaali is there. the environment there is very spiritual. The remains of old fort is still there. There is also a park with the temple where you can enjoy by sitting there and an aquarium as well. you can have a wonderful view of jammu city from bahu fort . It is a beautiful site to go for picnic or good time. Everyone must go there atleast once if u visit jammu ever.

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Sunil

Sunil5.0/5

3 reviews

Good sightseening place

Situated 5 kms away from the city centre, Bahu Fort stands on a rock face on the left bank of the river Tawi. Perhaps the oldest fort and edifice in the city, it was constructed originally by Raja Bahulochan over 3,000 years ago. The existing fort was more recently improved upon and extended by the Dogra rulers. Inside, there is a temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali. An extensive terraced garden, known as Bagh-e-Bahu, has been developed around the fort.

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Siddharth

Siddharth3.6/5

4 reviews

Picturesque fort and temple

a very beautiful temple inside the fort. but make sure u dont go on tuesday as it is heavily crowded. Nearby shops are available though for purchase. adjacent are fish aquarium and bahu ka baag

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma3.6/5

5 reviews

Fort in a good location

Good Location near river. Conveinent shopping options. but food options are very less. sunset view is good. If food options not avaialble then outside food should allow.

P k Mehrotra

P k Mehrotra3.6/5

15 reviews

Worth visiting once

Nothing special, the area is full of monkeys. However, it must be visited once as trip to Jammu can not be complete without this. Good view of river can be had from the fort garden.

Pritesh Mehta

Pritesh Mehta5.0/5

512 reviews

A very old fort

This fort is very old. The God Temple of "Mahakali" is available in this fort. the for is very long place. This fort is made red stone & very cold atmosphiar.

Shreepal Agrawal

Shreepal Agrawal4.3/5

2 reviews

Nice place, worth going

ITS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO GO AND SPEND TIME.ONE CAN DO BOATING THERE.THERE IS ALSO A BEAUTIFUL GARDEN IN WHICH ONE CAN HAVE A PICNIC ITS A VERY NICE PLACE AND WORTH GOING.