Location : Jammu is a wonderful plateau and is the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir. This place has got wonderful climate during the winter season and the days are quite sunny. Jammu as founded by King Jambu Lochan and this place is also refereed as the city of temples because there are many in the region. Jammu is the gate way to Katra, the divine place and the based camp for Sri Mata vaishno Devi shrine. Some of the famous temples of the region are the Shiva temple and the Raghunath temple. The tourist can enjoy the natural beauty of the belt as well as the spiritual aspect of the region. This place has a rich history and was also refereed as the peaceful city. It is said that such was the peace and tranquility in the city that the lion and cattle used to drink water together.
Major Attractions : Searching for an extraordinary viewpoint and walkway? Go to the Ranbir Canal. There is a small garden along this canal, which serves as a cool picnic spot in summer.
A 5 km from the city centre, will bring you to the famous Bahu Fort & Gardens. Standing on the bank of the river Tawi, the fort is believed to have been constructed around 3000 years back by Raja Bahulochan. There is a temple inside the fort, which is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali. Later the Dogra rulers, developed a beautiful terraced garden 'Bagh-e-Bahu' around the fort, which attracts many tourists.
For pilgrims, the city of Jammu and the nearby region offers several religious holy places like Vaishno Devi, Raghunath Temple, Ranbireshwar Temple, Mahamaya Temple and City Forest, Peer Khoh and Peer Baba.
Food And Cuisine : You will find the same Kashmiri common dishes in Jammu as well, including a variety of non-veg items. But the specialty lies within the Rajput cuisine. Jammu offers a wide array of spicy and fried Rajput dishes .
Shopping : There is a lot to shop for in papier mache and wooden items. Jammu is also popular among tourists for its handicraft items. Apart from this, being a major pilgrimage, you can find various shrines of Gods and Goddesses here.
Flora And Fauna : Around the river areas, you will find a number of trees including maple, horse chestnuts, silver fir etc. The hills are rich in birch, rhododendron, erbers and a large number of herbal plants. These hilly region comprise of dense forests as well, which provide a habitat for the leopard, cheetah, deer, wild sheep, bear, brown musk shrew, and muskrat. Varieties of snakes, bats, lizards and frogs, andbirds species like chakor, snow partridge, pheasants, and peacock are also found while in the region.
Best Time To Pay a visit to : October to February is considered the best time to pay a visit to Jammu According to local myths and a few records, Jammuis believed to have been founded by Raja Jamboolochan in 14th century. Being a major economic centre and a valuable tourist destination, Jammu draws lakhs of tourists from the world around every season.