Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, having river Tawi for company, Jammu is truly a haven for international as well as domestic tourists. According to legend, King Jamboo Lochan founded the city. It is believed that one day while hunting, the king witnessed an unusual sight after crossing Tawi river. He noticed a goat and a tiger drinking water side by side from the same pond. Impressed by this amazing incident, he chose to construct a city at that particular location. His vision was to make such a city where strong and weak people would live together peacefully sans any hostility towards each other.
Apart from many tourist attractions in and around the city, Jammu has also grown to become a significant centre of culture and art, especially the magnificent paintings of Pahari school. Amongst the many famous tourist spots, a must see in your itinerary should be the beautiful terraced garden of Bahu Fort, famous by the name of Bagh-e-Bahu.
To reach Bagh-e-Bahu in Jammu, people traveling via air may use the Jammu Airport which is 6 kms. away from the central part of the city. Indian Airlines runs daily flights from Srinagar and Delhi to Jammu.
The air services provide by some private airlines in this route may also be used. Tourists coming to Jammu by rail would do well to use the rail station of Jammu Tawi. Once you get inside the beautiful Bagh-e-Bahu, soak the natural beauty of the place. You may also get a feeling of being transported to the lost era of forts and kings. Don't resist it. Instead enjoy this once in a lifetime experience to the utmost.
The garden of Bagh-e-Bahu often attracts a lot of people to its magnificent ambience which doubles as a picnic spot. So, whether you come to come to Bagh-e-Bahu for a picnic or simply for a visit, you will leave mesmerized by its beauty for sure!