Bahu Fort, Jammu

Bahu Fort

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About Bahu Fort

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: 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

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.

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  • Very Good 4
  • Good 8
  • Average 1
  • Below Average 0
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  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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  • Food available for purchase
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  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
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19 traveller reviews for Bahu Fort

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Pradeep Ramachandran

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  • Pradeep Ramachandran
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 636 photos
  • 161 Reviews
  •  40 helpful votes
  •  54908 readers

"Good architecture" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
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

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  • Basat naseem
  • 2 Reviews
  •  21 readers

"Beautiful place to relax"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Bahu fort also known as bawe wali 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 a lot. Very beautiful and calm place. Must visit there once.
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Chetan Atri

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  • Chetan Atri
  • Lives in Jammu
  • 2 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  581 readers

"Spirituality at its best"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 27, 2015
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 you visit Jammu ever.
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  • Sunil
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1442 readers

"Good sightseening place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 14, 2015
Situated 5 km 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 Bahu Lochan 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
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews
  •  21 helpful votes
  •  25342 readers

"Picturesque fort and temple"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jun 12, 2015
A very beautiful temple inside the fort but make sure you don't go on Tuesday as it is heavily crowded. Nearby shops are available though for purchase. Adjacent are fish aquarium and Bahu Ka Baag.
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Rohit Sharma

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  • Rohit Sharma
  • Lives in Ghaziabad
  • 5 Reviews
  •  12 helpful votes
  •  1810 readers

"Fort in a good location"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 23, 2015
Good location near river, convenient shopping options. But food options are very less. Sunset view is good, if food options are not available then outside food should be allowed.
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  • 4 votes

P k Mehrotra

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  • P k Mehrotra
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 19 photos
  • 15 Reviews
  •  22 helpful votes
  •  4813 readers

"Worth visiting once"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 30, 2014
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.
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  • 5 votes

Pritesh Mehta

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  • Pritesh Mehta
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 48 photos
  • 491 Reviews
  •  212 helpful votes
  •  293421 readers

"A very old fort"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 28, 2014
This fort is very old. The God Temple of Mahakali is available in this fort. The fort is very long place. This fort is made red stone & very cold atmosphere.
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Shreepal Agrawal

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  • Shreepal Agrawal
  • Lives in Varanasi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  2243 readers

"Nice place, worth going"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 24, 2014
It is 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. It is a very nice place and worth going.
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  • 5 votes

Prashant Bhati

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  • Prashant Bhati
  • Lives in Faridabad
  • 3 Reviews
  •  97 helpful votes
  •  10129 readers

"The fort is well-maintained"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Aug 10, 2014
It is a very good and old fort. I enjoyed very much with my friend. The fort is well-maintained and clean. It is awesome.
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  • 4 votes

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