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  • Vaishno Devi temple in Jammu
Jammu At a Glance
  • Capital City:N.A
  • Average Climate:5°C - 45°C
  • Best Time to Visit:October - April

Jammu Travel Guide

Jammu is situated on the bank of the Tawi River and serves as the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir. The state is one of the most beautiful holiday destinations, and the culture of Jammu and Kashmir welcomes you with great pride. Jammu tourism allows you to reconnect with nature, witness scenic views, and feel joy.

Besides the usual scenic attractions of a hill station, Jammu is blessed by the foundations of various shrines and temples. Establishing temples and shrines like the highly sacred Vaishno Devi Temple in Katra, Raghunath Temple in Jammu City, and Ranbireshwar Temple in this region made Jammu a pilgrimage haven. Among the other tourist attractions in Jammu City is the Bahu Fort. It is also known as the temple of Goddess Mahakali. 

Key Information About Jammu

Jammu Tourism Information
Official Language In Jammu Kashmiri
Jammu Also Known As City of Temples
Currency In Jammu Indian Rupee (INR)
Area 26,000 Square Kilometer
Jammu Is Famous For Hindu pilgrimage sites

Places to visit in Jammu

There are many places to visit in Jammu. Throughout the year, tourists from all over the world visit Jammu. There are hill stations, lakes, wildlife, and pilgrimage centers that you can explore throughout your vacation. Below are some of the top tourist places in Jammu.

  • Peer Kho Cave
  • Martand Sun Temple
  • Patnitop
  • Hari Palace Jammu
  • Mubarak Mandi Palace
  • Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Sudh Mahadev Temple
  • Maha Maya Temple
  • Dargah of Peer Budhan Ali Shah.

Things to do in Jammu

Often regarded as “Paradise or Heaven on Earth,” you can find many things to do in Jammu and Kashmir. The famous things you can try in Jammu and Kashmir include camping and wildlife tours. Also, know about Jammu and Kashmir history. Some of the top things to do in Jammu are listed below:

  • Trek to Vaishno Devi Temple
  • Explore Mubarak Mandi Palace.
  • Skiing in Patnitop
  • Savor Jammu Cuisine
  • Stroll in Bagh-e-Bahu

Best time to visit Jammu

The best time to visit Jammu is during the autumn and winter seasons between September and April, when the Jammu temperature and the chances of snowfall are pleasant. This period is considered to be the peak season.

March to June is the spring-summer season in Jammu. Only a few people visit during the summer here, as they throng towards Srinagar and the Gulmarg areas. Jammu receives enough rainfall from July to September to bring respite from the heat, but vehicular disruption is always a risk.

How to reach Jammu

Jammu is well-connected with all the major cities in the country via rail, road, and airways. The Jammu Tawi railway station is one of the most accessible stations, with trains making frequent stoppages. The National Highway connects road services efficiently. Read more about the how to reach Jammu.

Jammu has an excellent airport that has many flights from Delhi and Leh. The nearest international airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, while the other nearest domestic airports are in Srinagar and Leh. 

Accommodation in Jammu

The Jammu Region receives a huge yearly footfall due to its popularity in Mata Vaishno Devi, one of India's most-visited Hindu religious sites. The region is hospitable and offers its visitors a variety of lodging options. From budget hotels to luxury resorts and from guesthouses to cottages, Jammu has a place to stay for its different visitors. Places like Patnitop, popular among families and honeymoon couples, have many options for staying. The sacred site of Katra also brims with accommodations for pilgrims.

Where to eat in Jammu?

Jammu is known for its food as much as its scenic views and panoramic landscapes. The food here caters to everyone looking for something familiar or thinking of trying something new. Jammu restaurants are well-known for serving mouthwatering cuisine at reasonable prices. Consider the following restaurants: Pahalwan's Food Court, Amritsari Kulcha Hut, Khana Khazana, Balgotra Vaishno Restaurant, Nathus Rasoi, RMP Restaurant, The Imperial Grill Restaurant and Bar, Korean Bites, Mughal Darbar, and others.

How to get around in Jammu

Jammu is a well-known town, and to get around in Jammu, you may take the bus as many local buses, including Matadors and city bus services, run within the city. The other option is a taxi. For a comfortable and private choice, you may hire a cab or a taxi from Jammu's many private taxi vendors. Also, you can hire autos; for shorter distances, you can hire a cycle-rickshaw or an auto-rickshaw.

Jammu tour packages 

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The Jammu and Kashmir tour packages offered by Indian Holiday take you on an experience of a lifetime to this paradisiacal land. Our Jammu Kashmir tour packages are designed according to your needs; whether you are traveling with family or friends or looking for a romantic escapade, there is the perfect tour for you.

Travel tips

  • Ensure that your tour package is selected carefully.
  • Make sure you choose the perfect weather while traveling to Kashmir. 
  • Carry your necessary documents with you and all your identity proof.
  • Take all your necessary stuff along with you on a trip to Jammu. It can be your toiletries such as sunscreen, moisturizer, shaving kit, etc., everything you need for a comfortable stay. 
  • Go through the tourist guidebooks, and we suggest you talk to the locals so that you can learn about the customs and traditions of a particular place.

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