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1. Bahu Fort

Bahu Fort
Must visit 4.4 /5

2 km
from city center
1 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

The Bahu Fort stands tall and sturdy on the left bank of the Tawi River. Raja Bahucholan constructed this magnificent fort over 3000 years ago, making it one of the oldest monuments in the city. This fort is also famous for its Goddess Kali temple.

2. Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary

Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary
3.6 /5

17 km
from city center
2 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

Known for a large population of Pheasants, this wildlife sanctuary, just a little away from Jammu, is home to an abundance of fauna, especially birds. While here, one can spot countless Pheasants, Indian mynah, Blue Rock Pigeon, Indian Peafowl, Red Junglefowl, and Chakor.

3. Nathatop

Nathatop

3 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

One reaches Nathatop after a short trek from Patnitop. The hill station is covered with snow during winters thereby enhancing its beauty two times. One can happily go skiing in these mountains. Nathatop has also become very famous for its paragliding.

4. Mubarak Mandi Palace

Mubarak Mandi Palace
Must visit 4.5 /5

2 km
from city center
4 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

The Mubarak Mandi is a royal palace in Jammu that once served as the residence of the maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir from the Dogra dynasty. One of its most spectacular segments, The Shesh Mahal or The Pink Hall houses the Dogra Art Museum which has several miniature paintings and Emperor Shah Jahan's golden bow and arrow, among other interesting things.

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5. Peer Baba Dargah

Peer Baba Dargah
3.1 /5

4 km
from city center
5 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

Dedicated to an Islam saint, Peer Budhan Ali Shah, this Dargah, attracts devotees across religions. The saint was said to have lived for 500 years, only on milk. He also shared connections to the Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh.

6. Surinsar Lake

Surinsar Lake
3.1 /5

18 km
from city center
6 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

The Surinsar Lake, considered a twin of the Mansar Lake, is a captivating lake placed in the setting of the densely wooded mountain ranges. It is a favourite among locals and tourists, serving as a perfect getaway for those looking for a change of pace from the din of the city.

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7. Amar Mahal Museum

Amar Mahal Museum
Must visit 4.2 /5

3 km
from city center
7 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

Constructed by King Raja Amar of Dogra in the 1890s, this museum was home to the royal family for many years. Made of red sandstone, the palace was turned into a museum with rich collections of paintings, books, inscriptions and sculptures.

8. Bagh-e-bahu

Bagh-e-bahu
4.2 /5

2 km
from city center
8 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

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 combination of sprawling lawns, grand fountains, charming stone sculptures, a beautiful lake and a large aquarium.

9. Akhnoor Fort

Akhnoor Fort
3.2 /5

22 km
from city center
9 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

The Akhnoor Fort is perched on a cliff, situated on a historical site by the banks of the river Chenab. This fort is said to be built on the ruins of a town from the Harappan Civilisation. This monument is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.

10. Dogra Art Museum

Dogra Art Museum
3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
10 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

Housed in the Mubarak Mandi palace, the museum is an ideal destination for witnessing and experiencing the folklore and culture of Jammu along with Ladakh and Kashmir.

11. Raghunath Bazaar

Raghunath Bazaar
4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
11 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

The Raghunath Bazaar in Jammu is one of the best shopping destinations in the region. Some of the shopping items are phirans, tweeds, woollen carpets, woven willow baskets, brass and silverware, silk and embroidery works.

12. Dargah Garib Shah

Dargah Garib Shah
3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
12 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

Another shrine, which has its devotees, spread across religions, this one is dedicated to a saint, Garib Shah who preached of humanity and unity.

13. Mahamaya Temple

Mahamaya Temple
3.0 /5

3 km
from city center
13 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

The Mahamaya Temple was built to honour Mahamaya, a local freedom fighter of the Dogra community, who sacrificed her life about 14 centuries ago to save her region from foreign invaders. This temple attracts scores of devotees throughout the year who come to pay their respects to the great heroine.

14. Ranbireshwar Temple

Ranbireshwar Temple
3.0 /5

1 km
from city center
14 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

The Ranbireshwar temple is one of the oldest temples in Jammu and the largest temple of Lord Shiva in North India. The largest Shivlinga of the country, set at 8 feet and made of a single black marble stone is found within.

15. Raghunath Temple, Jammu

Raghunath Temple, Jammu
Must visit 4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
15 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

The Raghunath Temple is a prominent temple and one of the biggest complexes in entire northern India. The regal temple has many gods and goddesses, but the presiding deity is Lord Rama. The temple comprises a complex of seven Hindu shrines.

16. Mansar Lake

Mansar Lake
Must visit 4.2 /5

27 km
from city center
16 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

Mansar Lake is located 62 km from Jammu which is a lake fringed by forest-covered hills, over a mile in length by half a mile in width. Besides being a popular excursion destination in Jammu, it is also a holy site, sharing the legend and sanctity of Lake Mansarovar. Mansar Lake is also home to two temples, Umapati Mahadev & Narasimha and the temple of Durga apart from many others.

17. Shivkhori

Shivkhori
3.7 /5

54 km
from city center
17 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

In the lap of nature , the Shivkhori shrine is situated on a hillock in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. The cave is dedicated to one of the forms of Lord Shiva ( unborn and invisible ) resting place in the lingam. The cave consist of many magical and natural impression and images of other deities . The route from Jammu to Shivkhori is full of mountains and waterfalls.

18. Gole Market

Gole Market
3.7 /5

3 km
from city center
18 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

Located at Gandhinagar in Jammu this place is well connected to the city via all means of transport. The place is mostly known for its low prices as compared to the rest of the city.

19. Poonch Fort

Poonch Fort
3.0 /5

136 km
from city center
19 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

The Poonch Fort hosts a series of grand structures reflective of a combination of architectural styles of the Dogra rule, the Sikh rule and the Muslim rule. This majestic complex is sprawled across the top of a small hill, covering an area of 7,500 sqm.

20. Vaishno Devi

Vaishno Devi

20 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

Vaishno Devi is a temple town that's home to the famous Vaishno Devi Mandir. Located in Trikuta hills, 13 kms from Katra. This renowned shrine allures millions of devotees from all over the world. Popularly known as Mata Rani, Vaishnavi and Trikuta, Vaishno Devi is a manifestation of the Hindu Goddess Durga.

21. Katra

Katra

21 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

The shrine of Vaishno Devi, one of the most important places of worship in India calls the little town of Katra its home. The pilgrimage route is only complete when Shiv Khori, 1.6 km away from Vaishno Devi is also visited.

22. Peer Kho Cave

Peer Kho Cave
3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
22 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

On the banks of Tawri River, are these cave temples tied to instances from the Ramayana. Nearby, one also finds the Panchbakhtar temple and Ranbireshwar temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, which too have their origins and depictions shared with legends and epics.

23. Purmandal

Purmandal
3.2 /5

15 km
from city center
23 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

A little away from the city of temples, is a modest instance of religion and spirituality, a holy town, by the name of Purmandal.

24. City Shopping

City Shopping
3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
24 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

Shopping in Jammu is quite famous as it is a place where different cultures and kingdoms have met leading to various kinds of traditional handicrafts being sold here.

25. Bahu Mela

Bahu Mela
3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
25 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

One of the biggest Hindu festivals held in Jammu, the Bahu Mela is a grand celebration held in the Bahu Fort in Jammu. The fair is filled with fun, frolic and jubilance, with lights decorating the whole place, brightening up the entire atmosphere. It is a great place to view the traditions and customs of the people of Jammu.

26. Mansar Food And Craft Mela

Mansar Food And Craft Mela
3.0 /5

27 km
from city center
26 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

Mansar Food and Craft Mela is one of the major events organised in Jammu, celebrated every year in April during the harvest festival of Baisakhi. This 3-day fair is a fantastic way of people to find local crafts, the delicacies of the region, and see the traditions and customs of Jammu The mela is held at the exquisite Mansar Lake, 62 kms from Jammu.

27. Bhairavnath Temple

Bhairavnath Temple

27 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

No journey to Katra is complete without having visited Bhairavnath Mandir. The cave temple of Bhairavnath is dedicated to a saint by that name. A steep 2km journey from the Bhawan leads you to Bhairavnath temple. The temple provides picturesque views of the forest fed mountains. Ponies are available for the up down journey incase you can not climb the steep stairs.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Jammu?

Day 1- Reach Jammu by morning. You can head towards the city area. Visit the majestic Raghunath Temple to witness one of the finest works of architecture. You can also shop at the local Raghunath market. For connoisseurs of art, visiting the Mubarak Mandi Palace is a must. Later, you can head towards Dera Baba Banda.
Day 2- You can visit the Bahu Fort and the surroundings gardens. The area is in itself a picnic hotspot among tourists as well as localities.The Bagh-e-Bahu or Bahu gardens are another refreshing stop. Visit the Bahu Aquarium, one of the largest underground aquariums of the subcontinent. You can later refresh and shop at the Gole Market area of Jammu City.
If you are an adventure enthusiast, you can head towards Patni Top, 112km away from Jammu. A relatively lesser-known destination, Patni Top is a boon for adventure enthusiasts, ideal for Trekking, snowboarding, Skiing and Aero-sports. The Mansar or Mansarovar Lake, 20km from Jammu is another holy pilgrimage.

How can I commute within Jammu?

With good bus connectivity charging Rs 5- Rs 10 for various destinations, travelling is easy. You can also hire cabs which charge Rs 1000 for a trip around the city.
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How much does a package cost for Jammu?

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What are the top sightseeing places in Jammu?

The top sightseeing places in Jammu are Bahu Fort, Mubarak Mandi Palace, Mansar Lake, Shivkhori, Raghunath Bazaar, Amar Mahal Museum.

What are the top shopping places in Jammu?

The top shopping places in Jammu are Raghunath Bazaar, Gole Market, City Shopping.
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