Things to Do in Jammu

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  • Lohri


    Marking the onset of spring, this festival is grandly celebrated by every household in Jammu. Right from taking a dip in the rivers to performing sacred ‘havan’ ceremony at home, people follow rituals to the core. If theer is a new-born or a newly-wed couple in a family, the celebrations ...

  • Mansar Food and Craft Mela

    Mansar Food and Craft Mela

    Every year, during the festival of Baisakhi (which falls in the month of April), people celebrate the harvest season. While some people take the holy dip, others go to the temple to offer prayers to the almighty. It is during this time, a 3-day fair is organised by Jammu and ...

    Cultural Places to See Around
  • Bahu Mela

    Bahu Mela

    Jammu’s most popular fair is eagerly awaited by locals every year. Celebrated twice a year during Ramnavmi, people gather in huge numbers at the Kali Temple. The mela is packed with fun rides for children, snake charmers, ice-cream vendors and balloon seller. Also, get ready to try some amazing street ...

  • Vaishno Devi Mandir

    Vaishno Devi Mandir

    Vaishno Devi Mandir is one of the most popular and revered pilgrimage centres in India. Dedicated to the Hindu deity Vaishno Devi, endearingly known as Mata Rani (Goddess Durga), this holy abode of the goddess is situated at an altitude of 5200 feet. It is believed that the goddess resides ...

  • Bagh-e-Bahu Garden

    Bagh-e-Bahu Garden

    Located on the banks of the Tawi River, it boasts of a bewitching topography that is graced with lush greenery, colourful flowers, fountains and an amazing water body. A huge artificial lake with green turf, walkways and flower beds is built inside the complex.

    A fish-shaped aquarium and ...

    Parks and Gardens Nature
  • Panch Peer

    Panch Peer

    The Dargah of Panch Peer, located close to the Maharaja Palace of Dogra dynasty on NH 1A, is a place of great religious importance. This site is believed to be the place of meditation and preaching of the five Sufi saints and hence it is called as Panch Peer. The ...

  • Mahamaya Temple

    Mahamaya Temple

    Mahamaya Temple is among the most-visited sanctums in Jammu and Kashmir. This temple is dedicated to a female freedom fighter called Mahamaya, who belonged to the Dogra community. The temple is situated on the Bypass Road behind the Bahu Fort. From the temple complex, you can behold beautiful sight of ...

  • Ranbireshwar Temple

    Ranbireshwar Temple

    Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is one of the most revered sites in Jammu and Kashmir. This temple is listed among the largest Lord Shiva temples in the entire North India. Located opposite the Civil Secretariat, this shrine was built during 1882-1883 by Maharaja Ranbir Singh (son of Maharaja Gulab ...

  • Surinsar Lake

    Surinsar Lake

    Located about 40 kilometres from the main town of Jammu, this lake has a mythological connection with the epic Mahabharata. It is believed that the legendary warrior Arjuna shot an arrow that pierced the Earth at one place and emerged from another. According to folklore, Surinsar Lake is the point ...

    Lakes and Waterfalls
  • Dogra Art Museum

    Dogra Art Museum

    The Dogra Art Museum, built inside the Mubarak Mandi Palace complex, was inaugurated by the First President of independent India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, on 18th April 1954. On display are interesting artefacts, manuscripts and several items of historical importance that belong to the rule of the Dogras, Mughals and others ...

  • Mubarak Mandi Palace

    Mubarak Mandi Palace

    The current design of Mubarak Mandi Palace is a culmination of the efforts of the Dogra rulers throughout 150 years. Steeped in history, this grand palace complex once served as the royal residence of the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir. The architecture of the palace, which is an exemplary confluence ...

    Monument Landmark
  • Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary

    Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary

    Named after its namesake village near Jammu, Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary is a serene wildlife haven that is home to several endangered animals and avian species. Sprawling across an expanse of 33.24 sq km, this reserve is covered with dense forestation of fir and pine trees.

    This wildlife sanctuary ...

  • Ziarat Peer Mitha

    Ziarat Peer Mitha

    A revered Islamic shrine, located in the heart of the Jammu city, this place of worship features a twin structure, which is composed of a beautiful mosque and a large tomb. A fine specimen of splendid Mughal architecture style, this edifice boasts of fine carvings and gracefully adorned interiors. Eye-soothing ...

  • Peer Kho Cave Temple

    Peer Kho Cave Temple

    Located around 3.5 km away from the heart of Jammu city, is known to be the oldest site in the Shivalik region. Situated on the busy Circular Road, this temple is easily accessible from different corners of the city.

    The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and enshrines ...

  • Akhnoor Fort

    Akhnoor Fort

    In the quaint town of Akhnoor, about 28 kilometres away from Jammu city, lies the majestic Akhnoor Fort. The Chenab River, flowing close to the fort, enhances the beauty of the place. Started by Mian Tej Singh in 1762 A.D., the construction of the fort took 40 years to complete. ...

    Monument Places to see around
  • Poonch Fort

    Poonch Fort

    Adding glory to the history-rich city of Poonch, the Poonch Fort is a beautiful place to visit. Sprawling across an area of 7,535 sq m, this grand historical edifice bears stories of periods under the rule of the Dogras, Sikhs and Muslims, within its thick walls. The foundation of this ...

  • Rani Charak Maha

    Rani Charak Maha

    Rani Charak Mahal, situated inside the Mubarak Mandi Complex, is one of the exquisite buildings belonging to the Dogra era. This palace was constructed around 150 years ago, using red bricks and mortar. The royal ladies of the Dogra dynasty used to live here until 1925, when Maharaja Hari Singh ...