Known as Jammu -Tawi, Jammu happens to be the winter capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is famous for its temples and Hindu shrines which makes it a respected pilgrimage center. Gardens, parks, museums, forts, caves, lakes, food specialties, festivals and natural landscape make Jammu the favored city for adventure tourism. Jammu also has many educational institutes and a dedicated University.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Jammu. Some of them are Plaza Hotel (Tariff – upto Rs. 800), Gulmohar Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 600 onwards), Sangam Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 600 onwards), and City View Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 600 onwards).
The official language of Jammu is Dogri. The other languages spoken here are Hindi and English.
The important event of Jammu is Bahu Mela held twice a year in March/April and September/October.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attractions in Jammu. Some of the places include Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary (4 km), Amar Mahal Palace (4 km), Bahu Fort (5 km), Mubarak Mandi Palace (11 km), Purmandal (35 km), and the Vaishno Devi shrine (48 km).
How to Get There
Jammu Airport is just 10 km away from the city.
Jammu Tawi railway station sits in the city itself and provides good rail connectivity to various Indian cities.
There are bus services to Jammu from Delhi, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Ambala and other major cities. Some of the bus operators that offer good services to passengers include Moon Light Travels, Zimindara Travel, Jamna Travels. Booking a bus ticket has never been easier as you can book through your mobile as well.