Also known as the winter capital of Jammu & Kashmir, Jammu is situated on the banks of the river Tawi. It is a land of the magnificent temples, delectable cuisine, alpine valleys, and the misty Pir Panjal mountain ranges. On the riverbanks of Tawi, the Bagh-e-Bahu garden graced with exquisite fountains and scintillating flower beds is a welcoming destination for the tourists of Jammu. Sanasar, Mansar Lake, Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary, and Surinsar Lake are some other destinations in jammu that attract the tourists' attention throughout the year.
In the 14th Century BC, Raja Jambulochan founded Jammu and ordered the construction of the Bahu Fort at the Tawi riverbank. He named the place as Jambupur, which was later contorted to Jammu. Archeologists also excavated various Harrapan artifacts from Akhnoor (32 kms from Jammu) suggesting the winter capital to be once a part of the Harrapan Civilization. Curious travelers can visit the Amar Mahal Palace Museum, Dogra Art Museum, or Wadia Museum of Natural History to enlighten them about the rich history of Jammu. You can book the Jammu holiday travel packages from a trusted tour operator to ensure visits to these museums within your time and budget.
Renowned as a City of Temples, Jammu also magnetizes bundles of pilgrims towards various shrines like The Dargah o Peer Budhan Ali Shah, Maha Maya Temple, Martand Sun Temple, Peer Kho Cave Temple, Raghunath Mandir, Ranbireshwar Temple, and Sudh Mahadev Temple. Apart from this, Jammu is popular for its mouth-watering sweets, traditional handlooms, and authentic handicrafts. You should not forget to buy the Dry Fruits, Sund Panjeeri, and the Chocolate Barfi from Amritsar di Hatti or Pahalwan di Hatti. Besides this, you can visit the local markets like Gole Market, Poshish, Jain Bazaar, Raghunath Bazaar, and Hari Market to purchase the famous handlooms and handicrafts. You should select a suitable Jammu holiday package covering all the pilgrim spots & local markets from the list of Jammu packages provided to you by your tour operator.
Your Jammu tour packages should also include reservations of suitable transportation. The best mode of transportation to Jammu is railways. The Jammu Tawi railway station serves the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is well-connected to all the major states of India. If you want to travel by air, then you have to de-board at the Satwari Airport, which is just 48 kms away from Jammu. You can board a mini bus or hire a taxi from there. Apart from this, the J&K SRTC (State Road Transport Corporation) provides bus service to and from Jammu. You can board or de-board the bus from the Jammu General Bus stand. More »