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Awesome people and place
It is good place to visit with nice helpful people around. Having lots of temples and places giving you peace and spiritual touch.
2. Must Visit Places.
Hair Singh Palace, Bahu fort and temple, Fish museum, Raghunath temple, Ghana wetland, Vaishno Devi, Mansar Lake, Bagh-e-Bahu and many more.
3. Local food and shopping.
This city offers a good range of food with mix blend of Dogri, Kasmiri and Punjabi culture. Pahalwan's sweet shop is one of the best eating joint. Local dhaba's also serve good tasty food. For shopping Raghunath bazaar, Lakhdaata bazaar and places around have nice authentic stuff. For branded shopping Wave mall and Gandhinagar can be explored.
Driving down to Vaishno Devi is recommended. Driving/ Riding towards Mansar lake is also a good option. Visiting Bahu fort and temple along with Fish museum and Bagh-e-Bahu is recommended. Driving to the dhaba's all along the NH-1 is also suggested.
Bargain while doing local shopping. Rest all is okay.
Happy Holidaying !!
A Must Go Place For Nature Lovers.
Once you reach the top of the mountain you feel like heaven, you can actually see the line where the sky meets the earth. The beauty it spreads is endless and can not be explained in words.
This is place is know for its beauty from years. Many old Bollywood movie songs were also shot here like Kashmir Ki Kali and Silsila.
Since this place is quite near to Katra(Jammu), I never felt to accommodate a hotel there to stay for a night. A morning to evening day trip is sufficient as there is nothing much to see in the local market. And since it a tourist place, room accommodation will always be higher.
This place is very safe and easily accessible from the nearby areas. Jammu is the centralized place from where you can get a cab or bus to everywhere. Try to go between the months of Nov to Feb to get the best view and if you are lucky then you can also get the snowfall.
Again I would like to say that if you are planning a trip to Jammu of Vaishnu Devi mandir the please try to plan out a day in Patnitop also because this will be yours a life time experience and the beauty you see here will not be seen anywhere else in the world.
I am heading to Jammu
History of Jammu
Set against the snow-capped Pir Panjal Mountains, Jammu lies between the Himalayan range in the north and the plains of Punjab in the south. Lakes, valleys and a diverse terrain make the entire region quite varied. Forests of oak and chestnut cover the lower areas while deodar and pine add to the beautiful landscape at higher altitudes. Jammu, the second largest city of Jammu and Kashmir becomes the administrative capital in winters due to excessive snowfall in Srinagar. Named after King Jambu Lochan, who is said to have established it in 9th century BC, Jammu is typically a traditional city made up of several ethnic communities engaged in agriculture or small scale industries.
Temples dot the entire region, while there are a few mosques in the region as well.
Things To Do in Jammu
Temples dominate the sightseeing highlights here. Raghunath Mandir in the heart of the city is the largest temple complex in northern India and is devoted to Lord Ram. The shrine of Vaishno Deviji is yet another popular pilgrimage destination situated close by. Visit the Bahu Fort which is home to Bawey Wali Mata Temple. Other temples in the vicinity include Ranbireshwar Temple and Panchbakhtar Temple near River Tawi.