Top Places to visit in Jammu

It is located only 5 km away from the central part of the city; the Bahu Fort stands on the left bank of the Tawi River. Raja Bahucholan constructed this fort over 3000 years ago, making it one of the oldest monuments in the city. The Dogra rulers made some renovations to the fort which extended its reach. Jammu is also known as the Gateway to Heaven, and the beauty and magnificence of the Bahu Fort surely stand to be a significant contributing factor. Because of its beauty it comes under Top places to visit in Jammu.


The architecture of this palace is an awesome mixture of Rajasthani, Mughal and European influences. The Shesh Mahal or The Pink Hall houses the Dogra Art Museum which has several miniature paintings and Emperor Shah Jahan’s golden bow and arrow and many more interesting things.



Mansar Lake is surrounded by dense forest, small parks, temple and low lying hills, together with Lake Surinsar, is a very popular picnic spot and Pilgrimage site, it is situated 62 km from Jammu. You can also visit the Surinsar Lake and the Surinsar – Mansar wildlife sanctuary nearby. Mansar is a perfect destination to escape from the stressful schedule of life, immerse in nature and rediscover. Mansar Lake is also home to two temples, Umapati Mahadev & Narasimha and temple of Durga apart from many others which are regularly visited by the devotees.


Vaishno Devi is located in Trikuta hills, which is 13 km from Katra at the height of 1560 m above sea level with bright clouds and air, this town is the holy cave temple of Mata Vaishnodevi, with spirituality in the atmosphere. Vaishno Devi is a religious trekking destination where pilgrims walk about 13 km uphill to reach the little caves which is among one of the 108 Shakti Peetha. Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani is a manifestation of Durga, a Goddess according to Hindu mythology. This is one of the Top Places to Visit in Jammu because large number of people come and visit this place.


Another shrine is the Dargah Garib Shah which has its devotees spread across religions; this one is dedicated to a saint, Garib Shah who preached of humanity and unity. Dargah, is hence, a site where religions meet and celebrate spirituality, undivided. This Dargah is runed by and maintained by Hindu Community.

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