Renowned as city of temples with attractive surroundings, a perfect destination for those looking for secluded atmosphere, Jammu is located at the foot hills of great Himalayas and is the winter capital of the state Jammu and Kashmir. It is believed that Raja Jamboolochan founded this exotic city in 14th century BC. The city, which figured in ancient epic Mahabharata, was named first as Jamboo, but later it has become Jammu. History and archeological evidence says that Jammu was the integral part of Harappa civilization.
Jammu city is known for its ancient temples, imposing palaces and historically renowned places. To list a few important attractions Shri Mata Vaishno Devi temple, Gauri Kund Temple, Bahu fort, Amar Mahal, Amarnath caves, Mubarak Mandi Palace complex, Gadhadharji Temple, Dogra Art museum and many more. Surinsar Lake is a natural attraction here.
Adventure sports are the main characteristic of this amazing city. Tourists are challenged with many opportunities like mountaineering, nature walks, trekking and Rafting. Patnitop, Kishtwar, Krimchi and Sanasar are some of the adventure spots.
This is an agriculture base with major crops of Maize, wheat and Paddy. This is a place where one can get the valuable handicrafts made with perfection. Saffron, the highly priced spice, is the cultivated in Jammu fields. The fauna comprises wild sheep, cheetah, leopard, deer, bear, muskrat, and different varieties of reptiles, brown musk shrew, snow partridge and pheasants. Many festivals are celebrated here with much enthusiasm. They include Deepavali, Holi, Lohri, Ramnavami, Shivarathri and Baisakhi. The festival season attracts many tourists from India and abroad.
Adorned with beautiful gardens, lakes, hillocks, snowy mountains the land of temples is a must see place in India.