Jammu was founded by RAJA JAMBULOCHAN and was named Jambupur in 14th century but later changed to Jammu . Jammu is the winter capital of JAMMU&KASHMIR and is also the largest city of Jammu division . Is is known as “CITY OF TEMPLES”. Jammu city lies at the low height of shivalik hills. The Dogra dynasty rulers built temples, renovated old shrines and many more. One of the most famous local Basmati Rice is produced in RS Pura area near jammu, which is then processed in the mills of jammu . Travelling is much more easy in Jammu . You can travel by train, by bus, by plane, by cab. The best places in jammu which include old historic palaces like Mubarak Mandi, Purani Mandi, Rani Park, Amar Mahal, Bahu Fort, Raghunath Temple, Ranbireshwar Temple, Peer Meetha etc.
5. Ranbireshwar Temple
Ranbireshwar temple is situated on Shalimar road in front of Jammu & Kashmir in jammu city. this temple has its own beauty and the temple dedicated to lord shiva . It was built by Maharaja Ranbir Singh in 1883 and believed to be the biggest temple of Lord Shiva in north India . The idol of Lord Shiva is very beautiful and is considered to be the best places in jammu.
4. Mubarak Mandi Palace
Mubarak Mandi is a palace in Jammu. Mubarak Mandi Palace was the seat of the erstwhile Dogra Empire. All major Dogra rulers like Ranjit Singh, Gulab Singh etc. ruled out of this very place. The palace contains a pink hall which has been now converted into museum. The Palace is closed down since April, because of a major fire incident that broke out inside the palace.
3. BAHU FORT & GARDENS
Bahu fort is located on the bank of tawi river. It was built by Raja Bahulochan more than 3000 years ago. There is a temple inside fort dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali. This garden is home to the largest underground aquarium in India. This place is worth spending relaxed evenings while here in Jammu.
2. AMAR MAHAL PALACE
Amar palace was built in 19th century and as of now it has been converted into museum. The museum contains a golden throne weighing 120 kg. This is one of the main tourist attraction and best places in jammu.
1. Vaishno Devi
Vaishno devi is located at trikuta hill range situated in katra .The Yatris have to travel a trek of nearly 12 km from the base camp at Katra. if you cant trek for 12 km you can use helicopters, battery cars or horses. The devotes come to see the these three pindies.