Jammu Tourism

Jammu Tourism

Jammu Info

  • State: Jammu & Kashmir
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
  • District: Jammu
  • Language: Urdu
  • Weather: Summer 21 to 34°C, Winter 8 to 21°C

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.

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  • Raghavsingh
  • 1 Review
  •  131 readers

"Jammu - City of temples"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 31, 2017
Jammu is a big city so you must visit here for more than a week atleast to roam around the whole city. Vaishno devi is the prime attraction centre over here. Its just 7 kms from the city. There are many other temples within the city as well like Raghunath Temple, Mahalakshmi Temple etc many more. Your journey could be never ending here Do have a visit here mountain fun is also there.
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  • Saikishore
  • 1 Review
  •  176 readers

"Vishno devi temple Katra"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 13, 2017
The place of mata is a wonderful place to visit in Jammu. Its full of green plants must watch place and highest place I ever seen. And talking about the Jammu station its a wonderful place to visit. There is helicop to go up the mountain but its good if we walk up the hill.
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Raj bahadur singh

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  • Raj bahadur singh
  • 2 Reviews
  •  218 readers

"Excellent service and excellent food"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 29, 2016
My stay in Jammu was really very nice just because of mr. Visual and their team. I would like to say thanks to team imperial lodge for their best hospitality effort. And obviously thanks to make my trip also. Just because of them I got this perfect place where I became really treated as king. Hats of to their hospitality efforts .. Thanks guys
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  • Tourist
  • Srn
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  763 readers

"Raghunathji mandir"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 2, 2016
All the people visiting Jammu please visit this temple. The priest will allow you to touch the Shivling. Just pray a good amount of dakshina to the priest and he will take care of the rest. The priests there told me that, the royal family brought it from germany, 40 years ago. When you pour milk on back side of the linga, you will see the image of lord shiva with moon, a rare feature, we will not find any where else. However, note that there is special security at the temple, so don't carry any electronic items, hand bags etc .. Also note that there is a cloak room available at the entrance. There is also a small handicrafts stall in the temple, operated by local women organsiation, the materials available there are value for money.
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Sunder acharya

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  • Sunder acharya
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1340 readers

"Very Beautiful City"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Sep 8, 2016
We were here for just 1 night on our way back from Vaishno Devi Shrine.
We had a very good experience with local people, expect for the place where we stayed. To our bad luck the place where we stayed was inside a market area with small access which made reaching and getting out from the hotel a bit of an issue with all the luggage.
Raghunath temple is a must see place. We visited and were very happy to see that the shrine is maintained well and clean.
We also went for shopping and made a lot of dry fruits purchases and got quite good deals from the local shops.
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Anoop Sharma

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  • Anoop Sharma
  • Lives in Jammu
  • 1 Review
  •  800 readers

"Hill City of temples and scenic views"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Aug 5, 2016
Great place to be at. City is also called as city of temples because it's sky line is totally daunted with shakira style temples. To name a few, raghunath temple and Bahu fort (Bawe Wali Mata) is famous notionally for their history and importance attached. Among others, maa vaishno devi shrine Katra is few kilometers away from Jammu due to which this city is totally crowded with pilgrimage tourists all through the year. One may also visit bagh E Bahu, hari niwas palace etc which are equally important places in the city. Hotels ate never a problem in the city and tourists/pilgrims can easily find hotels ranging from 1 star to 4 star as per their budget. Beautiful trikuta hills surround the city overlooking Katra town. All in all, a beautiful city comprising of ridges and valleys, a must see city irrespective of paying tributes at Katra.
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Shvetang Gupta

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  • Shvetang Gupta
  • 19 photos
  • 24 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  15479 readers

"Nice Religious Place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 15, 2016
Jammu a nice place, I really seen many place which is awesome. Raghunath temple, bagh-e-bahu aquarium and garden, Jamvant gufa, bahu fort all places is good. You can hire a auto or a texi for full Jammu tour in cheap price. I really was amazed to see Jamvant gufa, an ancient time which is made by God Jamvant. A very nice garden bagh-e-bahu you can spend full day in leisure. Food is good and price is not so high. I stay in hotel Ajay only the worst thing with me. Hotel is near raghunath temple but no facility, rooms were smelled and too small. No sweeper for cleaning in hotel and when you call he is always apsent for 2-3 days as hotel staff told.
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  • Arvind
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 9 photos
  • 13 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  4656 readers

"Good expereince"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Mar 14, 2016
Visiting Jammu was really good experience apart from religious tour we really enjoyed local food there the famous Rajma chaval, bun rajma, in the evening the local market is very crowdy and its nice to do shopping in raghunath bazar we visited raghunath temple thrice. Weather was pleasant when we visited. Neither too hot nor too cold. So I would suggest that one should definitely go to Jammu once in his lifetime.
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Shiva Nigam

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  • Shiva Nigam
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1307 readers

"Awesome Holiday Destination"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Feb 18, 2016
Jammu & Kashmir the best destination for family holidays the best site seeing is snowfall. The best resort in this city is house boat on Dal Lake. The best clothing in Kashmir for winters are Firans, the best food is rajma chawal on mountain road sides. As all you know that Cashews and Almonds are very famous in Jammu and Kashmir thats why too many copies of good quality of cashew and almond are always present and its too difficult to know which one is original and which one is copy. Very great full and very kindness people of Kashmir are very impressive behaviour of Kashmir peoples have to kind to simple to good peoples
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  • Surtaram vishnoi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1362 readers

"Fantastic destination for families!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 15, 2016
Good Weather, views, locations and people. Relaxed and different from any other destination in India. Religious as well as romantic trip can be combined together around Indian values. Peaceful, safe, friendly, caring city. Picturesque surrounding locations, lots of temples in the city.
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