Places to Visit in Jammu

Jammu is the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. The district is basically known for its scenic beauty. The colourful and wide variety of flowers, greenery and freshness in the environment make it a paradise on earth. The city is divided into two parts, old and new. The city has a number of temples wrapped in age-old myths and quite a few forts and palaces.

Places to See in Jammu



Sanasar

Category : Nature
As one of the wonderful hill stations in Jammu region, its name is taken from small local lakes 'Sana' and 'Sar'. This town is surrounded by huge conifer trees and offers beautiful views. This place has achieved a lot of tourist attention in the recent times and provides an excellent spot for adventure sports.

Bhaderwah

Category : History & Culture
Popularly known as "Mini Kashmir", the town is gifted with awe-inspiring views and charming beauty due to striking woodlands and gleaming streams flowing through different parts of the town. It also has many historical and religious places.

Vaishno Devi

Category : Religious
Vaishno Devi hills, located in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, are famous all over the country for housing the Vaishno Devi Temple. This temple, being one of the holiest Hindu temples in the nation, is dedicated to Vaishno Devi, who is also known as Vaishnavi or Mata Rani. Apart from being the Mother Goddess, She is said to be the incarnation of Shakti. More...

Patnitop

Category : Nature
One of the key hill stations in the region, it is famous for its adventure sports like skiing in winters. In summers, it offers paragliding rides and picturesque picnic spots.

Some other important places of interest in Jammu are:
  • Ranbireshwar Temple
  • Raghunath Temple
  • Bahu Fort & Gardens
  • Peer Baba
  • Mahamaya Temple
  • Lakshmi Narayan temple
  • Amar Mahal Palace
  • Sudh Mahadev temple
  • Gauri Kund
  • Mansar Lake
  • Purmandal


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Tourist Destinations Near Jammu



Amarnath

Amarnath is the name of a mountain located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in the northern part of the country of India. The Mount Amarnath is mainly famous for the Amarnath Caves, which are among the widely known holy shrines of the Hindu religion. This particular shrine of Amarnath is more than 5,000 years old and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located at an altitude of 3,888 m and is known for the ice lingams or formations situated within the cave. Earlier, the place was even called as 'Amareshwara'. This temple in Amarnath is one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimages in India. Every year, during the months of July and August, the famous Amarnath Yatra takes place, when the place is visited by around 400,000 people. More...

Gulmarg

Gulmarg, the hill resort with mysterious meadows and mountains, provides every reason for travelers across the globe to throng here. The meaning of Gulmarg is 'the meadow of flowers', with snow-clad peaks and wonderful landscapes. The royal and elegant slopes of Gulmarg have made it Asia's only heli-skiing resort. It is located in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir; at an altitude of 2730 meters. More...

Srinagar

The summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar is one of the picturesque cities in the Indian subcontinent. Srinagar is not only famous for its places of worship, but also for its lakes, houseboats, dried fruits, Kashmiri handicrafts, and landscaped gardens. Lying in the Kashmir Valley, it is the biggest city in Jammu and Kashmir. More...

Leh

The former capital of the Himalayan monarchy of Ladakh, Leh is one of the popular tourist destinations in India. It lies in the center of the Leh district. Leh is famous for architectural wonders like the Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Leh Mosque and its magnificent landscapes. By area, it is the second biggest district in India following Kutch in Gujarat. More...

Ladakh

Ladakh is a part of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Ladakh consists of two districts - Leh and Kargil. Leh is at an altitude of around 3505 m while Kargil is roughly at an altitude of 2750 m. Due to the strong influence of Tibetan culture on it, Ladakh is often called 'Little Tibet'. Ladakh has sparse vegetation. Fauna is generally similar to that found in the Central Asia, exception being a place where the migratory birds come from the warmer parts of India during the summer.
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Last Updated on : August 30, 2016