Jammu FAQs

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Area geography

Jammu lies amidst Kashmir in the north and Himachal/Punjab in south. River Tawi meanders through the landscape of Jammu. Pir Panjal Range of mountains forms a crucial part in Jammu as it segregates the city from Kashmir. Jammu has a moderate climate where summers are hot and winters are cold.

Notes currencies cards

Indian Rupee

Cellular service for tourists

Most of the mobile operators provide cellular services in Jammu. However, to avoid high roaming charges, it is advisable to buy a local pre-paid SIM card from the city.

Wifi internet

Internet is available in most hotels in Jammu. Apart from that, some restaurants also provide with free WiFi access.

Drinking laws

The legal drinking age in Jammu is 21 years.

Tipping

Tipping is often welcome in India by most of the waiters and clerks. While food and beverage outlets add a service charge in the final bill, so tipping is not necessary. However, small tips for good service are always appreciated.

Safety

Jammu is absolutely safe to travel. Being a modern city, many people visit Jammu quite often. However, as a tourist, it is always wise to be cautious of your surroundings to avoid petty thefts. You might see that the security in Jammu is more tightened, especially during national events like Republic Day and Independence Day.

General information

Languages spoken

Urdu, Dogri, Punjabi, Hindi, Kashmiri and English

Time zones

GMT + 05.30 hours

Major religions

Islam, Sikhism and Hinduism

Domestic international calling codes

0191

Electricity standards

The standard voltage in India is around 220 volts and typically a two or three pin plug s used by everyone.

Common greetings

Hello: Salam

Good Morning: Subah Bakhair

Good Evening: Sham Bakhair

Goodbye: Alvidaah

Thank you: Shukria

Sorry: mafi mangna

Do you speak English? Kya aap angrezi bolte hain?

I do not understand: Main nahin samajhta

No: Nahin

Yes: Ji haan/ Ji Hazoor

I don’t know: Mujhe iska ilm nahin hai

How are you? Aap Kaysay hai?

What is your name? Aapka kia naam hai?

My name is: Mayra naam …..… hai

Where is the washroom? Bath room kahan hai

Is this vegetarian? (point to a dish in a menu card): Kya ye sabzi khoor hai?

Where is this? (point to a monument, amenity on a paper/map): Ye kahan hai?

How much does this cost? Iski kya laagat hai?

Too expensive!: Mahangi!

A little cheaper: Thora sasta

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Emergency numbers

Police: 100
Police Station: 2543688
B.N. Hospital: 2552086, 2505310
Fire Department: 100, 132, 2476407
Airport: 2431917
Railway: 2476078
Bus Stand: 2575151
State Road Corporation: 2473245
Tourism Office: 2548172 /2520432