About Jammu

About Jammu

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Jammu, also Known as "City of Temples" Situated at foothills of Shivalik, besides the river Tawi at an altitude of 1030ft., from the sea land. It is a historical city which has numerous tempels in its lap. Linked with rail.road and air, it has emerged as a big trading center in the recent years. The view of dawn and dusk of this sacred city is simply enhanting. All bazars in the city have their own peculiarities and specializations. Raghunath BAzar is a big retail market. A palace complex having a history of more than 150 years.
Mubarak Mandi Palace, was the royal residence of the erstwhile Dogra Kings. A very beautiful architecture, blended with Baroque, Mugal, Rajisthani and European styles attract the tourists invariantly to this spot.

Jammu is the nearest City to the shrine of immense religious significance, the cave Shri Mata Vaishno Devi. The cave which is situated in the three peaked mountain called Trikuta, The holy cave Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji is located at the height of 5200ft.
The number of devotees visiting the shrine exceeds 5 million every year from within and outside the country.There are many other places in and around Jammu which are worth visiting. The Bahu Fort, believed to be 3000 years Old, hosts Mata Kali Temple in side Bagh-e-Bahu and is one of the most imposing attractions in the city. It gives commanding grand view of the city.There is an Aquarium adjacent to this fort.

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The Amar Mahal is the most majestic and impressive building in Jammu. It is a French Style Redstone Palace, more than 100 years old. It was built by Raja Amar Singh in late 1890 and was the residence of Maharani Tara Devi. It has turned into a museum now and is open for public view. It hosts a massive golden throne, a museum with art and antique collection.
Kala Kendra, a Cultural Centre cum art gallery cum museum has recently been established in Jammu city.
Besides there are several tourist places and water bodies around the Jammu city which all are Worth visiting.