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Jammu

JammuLocation : Jammu is called the city of temples and is the city founded by Jambu Lochan. Jammu is beautiful and you have the various spots to see at this place. You can go to Akhnoor, Mansar, Bahu fort, Bag-e-bahu and many other places.
Southernmost region from the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Pay a visit to the winter season money with the state of J&K- 'Jammu'- a major tourist destination offering divine natural beauty of the Shivaliks, Pir Panjal Range, Trikuta Hills and the low-lying Tawi River basin. Established as the “City ofTemples”, Jammu hosts various Hindu shrines including Vaishno Devi. The city reveals a great influence of Harappan civilisation, and dynasties like the Maurya, Kushan, Kushanshahs and Gupta, followed by the Mughals, Sikhs and the British.

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. enquire-now

 
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