Jammu is the winter capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu borders Ladakh in the east, Azad Kashmir in the west, Kashmir in the north and Himachal Pradesh in the south. Sandwiched between Daman Koh Plains in the south and the valley of Kashmir in the north, the Shiwalik Range constitutes the majority part of Jammu. The Trikuta Hills, the Pir Panjal Range and the Tawi River basin contribute to enhance the diversity and beauty of Jammu.
The climate in Jammu is tropical by nature. From July to September, this region gets about 107 cm of rainfall. Temperatures in Summer may vary from 23.4degrees C to 43.0 degree C. On the other hand, in Winter, temperatures may move in the range of 26.2 to 4.3 degrees C. However, at times, temperatures may even droop further quite a lot making it really hard to enjoy the beautiful snow fall. The best time to visit Jammu is from October to April. Jammu is quite popular as a site for pilgrimage tourism as it plays host to some of the famous Hindu shrines in India. Many tourists also come to this place simply to enjoy heaven on earth. So, it goes without saying that this place gets a heavy footfall round the year.
The Mata Vaishno Devi shrine of Jammu attracts devotees in large numbers. Some other shrines which people visit are the dargah of Peer Budhan Ali Shah, the Raghunath Temple, the Bahu temple, the Gauri Kund Temple, Ranbireshwar Temple, Shudh Mahadev Temple, Peer Khoh Cave Temple, Shiva Temple and the Parmandal Temple. It's no wonder that often Jammu is also called by the name of the 'City of Temples'.
If you are in Jammu during Summer, don the light cotton fabric and move around comfortably. However, during winter, don't forget to bring your Heavy and Medium woolen dresses. Armed with proper garments, make sure to visit the stunning Sheesh Mahal and the Amar Mahal Palace Museum in Jammu. People having a historical bend of mind may enjoy visiting Akhnoor which is situated 32 kms southwest of Jammu.