Timings : 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Time Required : 2 - 3 hrs
Entry Fee : INR 5
Situated by the iconic Bahu Fort, the Bagh-e-bahu is a beautiful and popular garden of Jammu. Atop a mountain facing the Tawi river, this garden is a sight to behold, combining the peaceful aura of the garden with sprawling lawns, grand fountains, charming stone sculptures, a beautiful lake and a large aquarium, all coming together in one magnificent place. Tourists and locals come here for the aura of peace, serenity and the romantic vibe it presents to spend a relaxed evening in this garden.
Upon entering, one is greeted with a huge sign saying Bagh-e-bahu, made out of little plants trimmed to these shapes. Inside, one can find a range of trees and flowers decorating the sides of the walkway, giving the whole place a serene vibe. This terraced garden is home to multiple fountains present at various levels. These fountains bring with them add to the ambience of the place, especially at night when they are all lit up.
The garden has its own lake situated at the topmost level. The setting for this lake is picturesque, surrounded by colourful flowers juxtaposed with contrasting stone walkways to provide an amazing contrast to the passerby's eyes. There are also waterfalls and a central water canal that runs through the garden, displaying a great eye for the aesthetic design. The stone sculptures found here blend in well with the surrounding greenery, making for a serene setting.
Finally, this garden is home to the largest underground aquarium in India, shaped like a fish, with 24 aquarium caves and 13 small caves holding freshwater and marine water fishes. This is a well-maintained aquarium, with state-of-the-art equipment, a public gallery, laboratory, and a fascinating museum, home to over 400 species of freshwater and marine fish. All in all, the entire garden is a designer's treat, blending the elements of earth, water, and greenery, making it a prime attraction on a trip to Jammu.
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