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Jammu (Winter capital of Jammu & Kashmir)

Posted by Kashmir Portal on June 5, 2009

Jammu is the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir state in India.

Most will only stop here to change from train to bus en route to Kashmir. Jammu is the winter capital of state. It is famous for its temples

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Jammu is also known as City Of Temples, One can visit Raghunath Temple, Ranbireshwar Temple, Peer Kho Cave Temple, Bawey Wali Mata, Mahamaya Temple. Other Place of interest are Baag-e-Bahu Park, Amar Mahal Museum, Mansar Lake and Fish Aquarium at Baag-e-Bahu.Amar Mahal

Charar-e-Sharief: Chrar-e-Sharief is a shrine revered by both Muslims and Hindus dedicated to Sheikh Nooruddin, who was arguably the greatest mystic-saint of Kashmir.

Hari Parbat Fort: The Mughal fort situated on the banks of the Dal Lake of Srinagar, it is positioned on top of the Sharika Hill.

Martand Sun Temple: The most memorable and beautiful work of King Lalitaditya is the construction of spacious Martand temple, which the emperor got built in honor of the Sun God or Bhaskar.

Sudh Mahadev Temple: Situated in the town of Chanhani in the western part of the Jammu

Raghunath Mandir: Situated in the heart of the city and surrounded by a group of other temples

Bahu Fort: 5kms, Situated on a rock face on the left bank of the river Tawi

Bagh-E-Bahu: 5kms. These extensive gardens, laid around the Bahu Fort provide a pleasant view of the city. Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Dargah o Peer Budhan Ali Shah (Peer Baba): On the backside of the Civil Airport is famous Dargah of the Muslim saint, Peer Budhan Ali Shah

Peer Kho Cave Temple: A cave shrine located on the Circular Road, 3.5 kms. From the heart of the town.

Ranbireshwar Temple: Located on Shalimar Road near the New Secretariat

Amar Mahal Palace Museum: A beautiful red sand stone palace, it stands amidst the most picturesque surroundings of Jammu.

Ranbir Canal: A small garden along the Ranbir Canal, 2kms from the heart of the town

Maha Maya Temple and City Forest: On the By-pass Road behind Bahu Fort, the city forest surrounds the ancient Maha Maya Temple overlooking the river Tawi.

Mubarak Mandi Palace: The oldest buildings in this Palace complex date to 1824.

Buy

Here the main bazaars – Vir Marg, Raghunath Bazaar and Hari Market – are famous for Kashmiri handicrafts, traditional Dogra jewellery and various dry fruits, chiefly walnuts (‘akhrot’) and almonds. Jammu is also known for the superlative quality of its ‘basmati’ rice, ‘rajma’ (red beans), ‘ampapar’ (dried and candied mango peel), ‘anardana’ (dried pomegranate seeds) and ‘barfi’ (milk sweets).

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