Destination Snapshot

  • Travel Style

  • First Timers
  • Culture Vultures
  • Nirvana-aah
    • Language

      Urdu, Dogri, Punjabi, Hindi, Kashmiri and English
    • Altitude

      327 meters
    • Time zone

      GMT + 05.30 hours
    • Theme

      Mountains

Of temples and festivals, mountains and adventure, lakes and waterfalls, handicrafts and saffron; pack your bags for the most memorable family holiday in Jammu!

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  • Temples

    Also known as the city of Temples, Jammu is home to some of the most ancient shrines like Raghunath Temple, Ranbireshwar Temple, Panchvaktar Mahadev Temple, Peer Kho cave temple and many more that are widely visited by tourists and locals alike.

  • Scenery

    Dotted with sprawling gardens, peaceful lakes, snow-capped mountains and giant hillocks; Jammu offers breath-taking scenic views.

  • Saffron

    Buy the original variety from Jammu. This rich ingredient that is added in food for flavour and colour is actually grown here.

Be prepared

  • Heavy crowds during Amarnath Yatra

    Jammu is packed with many tourists, especially during the time of Amarnath Yatra. Make sure you book your accommodation in advance during this time period so that you don’t end up paying more.

  • Advisory Board

    Always check from the tourism boards (if any notice is issued) before you plan to holiday in Jammu.

Describing It

Legend says that once King Jambu Lochan went for hunting and spotted a goat and a lion drinking water at a place near River Tawi together (which is today known as building of Jammu and Bahu Fort). The King was bewildered to see two completely different natured creatures, drinking water from the river peacefully. It was then he decided to build a fort and a new capital for he believed it is a divine hint that at this place, people of different regions could easily co-exist.

Jammu takes prides in being called the winter capital of the Jammu and Kashmir state (the summer capital being Srinagar). The city is part of the Jammu district and is located in the northern part of India. Jammu is also a common getaway to Kashmir, Patnitop, Vaishno Devi, Amarnath Yatra and other popular tourist places. Many travellers spend a night or two in the picturesque city before heading out to another city. Sharing its boundary with Punjab and Kashmir, the city is a perfect amalgam of Hinduism, Sikhism and Islam religions. No wonder, it is home to some of the most beautiful temples and shrines that are worth-visiting more than once. Also, it is the only city where you will find a mosque and a temple lined next to each other.

The city will also charm you with its picture-perfect scenery comprising of snow-clad mountains, lakes, waterfalls and gardens. And if you think it’s just landscape beauty that will hold you back, think again! Jammu is also haven for many adventurous activities for travellers from different parts of the world. So, when you are here; go for trekking, beautiful nature walks, rafting or even rock-climbing.

Appease your taste buds with a sumptuous Kashmiri cuisine and don’t miss buying the most authentic saffron from here. When it comes to shopping, you can also shop for some exclusive handicrafts that are made by skilled artisans’ here, Pashmina being one. You can also buy rich variety of dry fruits and a special red bean known as ‘Jammu rajma’ when in Jammu.