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Jammu is the largest city in the division of Jammu of the state Jammu and Kashmir. This place needs no introduction as it is the winter capital of India. It is situated right at the banks of the Tawi river. The city is named by its founder Jambulochan. The climate of Jammu is always cold and chilly which is the fun part of the city. A large section of the country's population visits the state of Jammu each and every year for many alluring tourist attractions in the city and also some pilgrimage sites to worship the deities. The nearest railway station is in Jammu itself named as Jammu Tawi. There is an airport in the centre of the city of Jammu which is connected to other cities broadly.

If you want to visit Jammu then the best time frame during which you should make your journey is the months between March and October. This time is considered as the peak season. The climatic conditions are also quite pleasant during this time of the year.

History of Jammu

It is believed that Kashmir came into emergence during 900 CE. and the early rulers were Vamshavali. The rulers of Vamshavali were the Sultanate of Delhi and used to monitor the state from there only. 

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Medieval History

The medieval age started with the reign of Muslims and Mughals in the 13th century till the late 18th century. The first ruler was Shah Mir who managed to take the responsibility of administration in 1339. Mughals ruled for almost the next five centuries then, the reign was administered by the Afghan Durrani Empire from 1747 to 1819. 

Major Attractions in and Around Jammu

1. Bahu Fort. The Bahu Fort is situated in Jammu and stands tall and immense on the left bank of the Tawi River. Moreover, what is quite interesting to know about this city is the fact that the Jammu city is also referred to as the Gateway of Heaven. The impeccable beauty of this place is simply out and out amazing offering delightful views to the tourists.

2. Mubarak Mandi Place. Now, this is quite an iconic place to visit with your loved ones. The architecture of this place is an elaborate blend of Rajasthani, Mughal as well as European influences.

3. Shivkhori. Shivkhori is situated in the lap of nature and is specifically situated on a hillock in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. This particular cave has been specifically dedicated to one of the forms of Lord Shiva who is depicted as unborn and invisible. Furthermore, this cave also consists of many of the magical places along with the natural impressions which look quite similar to Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesh, and Goddess Parvati. 

4. Amar Mahal Museum. The Amar Mahal Museum is one of the most historically enchanting places to visit in Jammu. It was constructed by the King Raja Amar of Dogra in the year 1890. Moreover, another interesting thing to know about this museum is the fact that this was specifically planned by a French architect and is quite similar to the French Chateau with the Indian artisans.

5. Raghunath Temple Jammu. The Raghunath Temple specifically comprises of a complex of the Hindu shrines. And each of these shrines has its own Shikhara. It needs to be seen that it is one of the largest temples constructed in North India this was built by Maharaja Gulab Singh along with his son Maharaja Ranbir Singh.

6. Peer Baba Dargah. This spiritual place is dedicated to an Islamic saint Peer Budhan Ali Shah. And hence, this place also attracts a lot of people and devotees from all across the country.  

How to Reach Jammu

To reach here, you will need to cover a total distance of about 589, 1,947, 2,107, 2,751 km from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru respectively. Here are the details on how you can travel to Jammu by the following means of public transport. 

By Air. Deboard at the Jammu Airport (IXJ) and from there take a taxi or a bus to reach your respective destination. Jammu Airport is well connected with other Indian cities via good flight network and sees many prominent Indian airlines operating to and fro at a good frequency.

  • From Ahmedabad - Board Spicejet, IndiGo, Go Air flights from Ahmedabad Airport. The airfares start from INR 4,000-5,000
  • From Amritsar - Board IndiGo, Spicejet, Air India flights from Amritsar Airport. The airfares start from INR 4,000-5,000

By Train. Take a train to Jammu Tawi Railway Station and from there travel further via cab or a local bus to your respective destination. The Jammu Tawi Railway Station (JAT) sees frequent trains running to and fro via other Indian cities and towns transporting hundreds and thousands of passengers to Jammu.

By Road. Depending on your geographical location, you can consider travelling to Jammu via interstate buses (private and government-run) for an affordable travel experience. You can also hire a cab from nearby towns and cities to reach here. If both these options don’t suit you then you can consider self-driving as well. 

  • From Ludhiana - 281 km via NH44
  • From Amritsar - 214 km via NH54 or NH44
  • From Kangra - 194 km via NH154 or NH44

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