Here are the top 27 tourist attractions to see in Jammu:

1. Bahu Fort

Must visit 4.2 /5

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

Jammu city is referred to as the Gateway to Heaven, and the impeccable beauty and magnificence of the Bahu Fort surely stand to be a significant contributing factor. Located only 5 km from the central part of the city, 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 monument in the city. The Dogra rulers then made some restorations and renovations to the fort and extended its reach. 

2. Mubarak Mandi Palace

Must visit 3.5 /5

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

The architecture of the palace is an elaborate blend of Rajasthani, Mughal and European influences.

3. Mansar Lake

Must visit 4.2 /5

27 km
from city center
3 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. On the Eastern Bank of the Lake there stands a shrine to Sheshnag, a mythological snake with six heads that comprises of a big boulder on which a number of iron chains are placed that might be representing, the small serpents waiting on the tutelary deity of the Sheshnag. Two ancient temples of Umapati Mahadev & Narsimha are situated in the neighbouring area of the Mansar lake. People take a holy dip in the water of the lake on festive occasions.

4. Shivkhori

3.7 /5

54 km
from city center
4 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.

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5. Raghunath Bazaar

3.2 /5

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

The Raghunath Bazaar in Jammu is one of the best shopping destinations in the region.

6. Amar Mahal Museum

Must visit 3.5 /5 View 11+ photos

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

Constructed by King Raja Amar of Dogra in 1890s, this museum was planned by a French architect and looks like a French chateau with Indian artisans. It was home to the royal family for many years.

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7. Peer Baba Dargah

3.1 /5

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

Dedicated to an Islam saint, Peer Budhan Ali Shah, this Dargah, attracts devotees across religions.

8. Raghunath Temple, Jammu

4.3 /5

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

Raghunath Temple comprises of a complex of seven Hindu shrines, each with its own Shikhara. It is one of the largest temple constructions of north India. Placed in Jammu in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir the temple was built by Maharaja Gulab Singh and his son Maharaja Ranbir Singh of the Rajput clan. The temple has many gods in its complex of shrines, but the ruling deity is Rama, an Avatar of Vishnu. The Mughal architectural influence is seen in all the spiral shaped towers which have gold plated spires, except the tower over the main shrine which is said to be in Sikh architectural style. The spaces in the walls of the shrines are admired with 300 well crafted images of the Gods. The paintings in the 15 panels of the main shrine are Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Bhagavad Gita oriented.

9. 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

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. Bagh-e-bahu

3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
11 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.

12. Surinsar Lake

3.1 /5

18 km
from city center
12 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.

13. Purmandal

3.2 /5

15 km
from city center
13 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.

14. Peer Kho Cave

3.2 /5

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

On the banks of Tawri River, are these cave temples tied to instances from the Ramayana.

15. Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary

3.2 /5

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

Known for a large population of Pheasants, this wild life sanctuary, just a little away fro Jammu, is home to an abundance of fauna, especially birds.

16. Dargah Garib Shah

3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
16 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.

17. Gole Market

3.7 /5

3 km
from city center
17 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.

18. City Shopping

3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
18 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.

19. Mahamaya Temple

3.0 /5

3 km
from city center
19 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.

20. Bahu Mela

3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
20 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.

21. Ranbireshwar Temple

3.0 /5

1 km
from city center
21 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.

22. Mansar Food And Craft Mela

3.0 /5

27 km
from city center
22 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.

23. Poonch Fort

3.0 /5

136 km
from city center
23 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.

24. Nathatop

24 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 become very famous for its paragliding and sometimes people from different parts of the country travel to experience the beauty and these experiences offered by the place. One gets an excellent and clear view of the Himalayas from the peak of these hills. It has an altitude of about 2711m. Nathatop has a variety of roadside food vendors who sell yummy delicacies to fill the bellies of the visitors coming there. It has a pleasant climate and is fun to hang out at. It is a must-visit place for the nature lovers and those who love to sit quietly at one place and enjoy the serenity of a place. It is a peaceful place away from the fast moving lives of the city. Pir Panjal Mountains, when visited during winters, are filled with snow all over and are a treat for the eyes! Snow is replaced by lush green grass in summers.

25. Bhairavnath Temple

25 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.

26. Vaishno Devi

26 out of 27
places to visit in Jammu

Located in Trikuta hills, 13 km from Katra at the height of 1560 m above sea level with bright clouds and thinning air, this town is the holy cave temple of Mata Vaishnodevi, with spirituality and vibrancy lingering in the atmosphere. Revered and highly believed in, thousands of Pilgrims visit each year to seek blessings and show unflinching faith in this temple. Vaishno Devi is a religious trekking destination where pilgrims walk about 13 km uphill to reach the little caves which is among one of the 108 Shakti Peetha. Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani is a manifestation of Durga, a Goddess according to Hindu mythology. The trek itself is very enjoyable, though it might be a little difficult for kids and elderly people. However, ponies and palanquins are available by various vendors to take you there at the top. The whole way is decently paved with lots of shops selling snacks, food items and various religious goods. The pilgrims show their dedication and enthusiasm by shouting slogans and singing songs in the praise of Maa Vaishnavi all along the road. Overall, a great place if you are inclined towards both Hinduism and nature.

27. Katra

27 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. Located in the Uddhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, Katra is mostly visited by devotees of Lord Shiva. The pilgrimage route is only complete when Shiv Khori, 1.6 km away from Vaishno Devi is also visited. Katra has a large collection of water bodies which can be easily accessed. Growing as a tourist attraction, people now have access to helicopters and eco friendly vehicles. Katra is worth visiting, even if you are not on a pilgrimage, because attractions like the Banganga, the Chenab river, and a large amount of peaks around offer great places for mountain climbing and family outings.

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