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Experience spirituality, nature and adventure through your trip to Jammu

Last Updated on April 13, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Travelling to Jammu is the perfect treat to one’s eyes as one looses self in the spectacular views and charming ambiance. Jammu region has all the qualities to make it a perfect tourist destination. Jammu is home to the most popular pilgrimage, the Vaishno Devi shrine and Jammu is known as the city of temples.

Jammu provides us the door to the Vaishno Devi shrine, which is about 64 km from Jammu. Jammu is blessed with various beautiful and exotic places that one craves in whole life. To name a few places to visit in the city which acts as a major attraction points for tourists are Bagh-e-Bahu, Raghunath Temple, Surinsar lake, Amar Mahal and many such more beautiful sites and places.

Talking about Raghunath Temple it is one of the largest temple complexes of north India, located in Jammu city. On the very entrance to the temple, a portrait of Maharana Ranbir Singh and an image of Lord Hanuman exaggerate the site.

Amar Mahal Palace was built in 1862 and is located atop a hill overlooking the Tawi river, four rooms of the palace have been converted into art galleries and historic museums which puts light on the history of Jammu.

Jammu also allows one to enjoy a hill holiday with its destinations of Patnitop and Doda. Patnitop is situated in Udhampur district which is a home to scenic plateau of Shiwalik range of Himalayas and one can enjoy treks, garden, scenic views, visit few temples and much more. Snowy slopes of Patnitop also allow one to do skiing and snowboarding.

People who are fond of wildlife can also visit Kishtwar National Park and Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary which is bestowed with rich flora & fauna.

One while visiting any new destination never forgets to take away memories of the place and that can be done by taking beautiful things home by shopping. There are many places where one can get famous items of the region. One of the famous Raghunath Bazar offers tourists with all the things in their bucket list. It has all the variety of dry fruits, clothes, footwear, electronics and what not.

Tourists also enjoys shopping in Jammu mall, JDA complex which has many shops that sell local items like woolen wear, dry fruits, handicrafts, and all the everyday essentials. The various shopping items often liked and bought by tourists includes wooden carved products made out of wood from walnut trees.

Jammu is also blessed with providing mouthwatering dishes and commonly used items in the cuisine of Jammu include lentils, pulses, mutton, rice, and potatoes. There are many Dogri dishes which include Ambal, Kulthein di Dal, Khatta Meat, Dal Patt, Maa da Madra, and Auriya.

Jammu city is the main cultural and economic centre of the administrative division of Jammu. One of the most famous local Basmati rice is produced in the RS Pura area near Jammu, which is then processed in rice mills in Jammu.