There are many educational institutes in the city. Jammu is home to many schools, government colleges, as well as engineering and medical colleges. The city is also famous for its food, especially the local cuisine- rajma with rice. The people of Jammu speak many languages like Hindi, Kashmiri, Urdu, Punjabi and Dogri.
Tourism is the largest industry in Jammu. There are many historical places and pilgrims sites that attract a large number of tourists. It is a focal point for one of the main pilgrim sites for the Hindus, Vaishno Devi. Other pilgrim places are Raghunath temple, which is about 130 year old. Bahu Fort is one of the oldest forts in the region and houses a temple. It is at a distance of about 5 km from the city. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali who is popularly known as Bave wali Mata. Ranbireshwar temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and houses 12 'shiva lingas' made from crystal. Bagh-e-Bahu, a Mughal-era garden is located at the banks of river Tawi. Peer Kho Cave Temple is another temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is believed that Jamvant (the bear God) had meditated in this cave. Raghunath Temple, Gauri Shankar Temple and Mahmaya Temple are some of the other places of interest in the city.
The city is very well connected via road, rail and air. The Jammu airport is at a distance of about 8 km from the city and connects it to all the major cities and states of the country. The Jammu Tawi railway station connects it to all the major cities of India. Jammu has a large network of roads which connects it to almost all the major cities of North India like Delhi, Chandigarh, Amritsar and Manali. National Highway 1A connects it to Kashmir Valley while NH 18 connects it to Pooch town. J&K State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) plies buses in the city and also offers intercity facilities.
Last Updated on : September 4, 2015
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