Jammu is the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir and also the largest city in the Jammu Division. Jammu is actually a combination of two towns, and is especially known for its temples and shrines. A land of grand ancient temples, and beautiful palaces). Jammu city lies at uneven ridges of low heights at the Shivalik hills. It is surrounded by Shivalik range to the north, east and southeast while the Trikuta Range surrounds it in the north-west. It is approximately 600 kilometers (370 mi) from the national capital, New Delhi. Between these two extremities lie a series of scrub-covered hills, forested mountain ranges and river valleys, encompassing several microclimatic regions that extend from Kishtawar in the north-east to Akhnoor in the south-west, and the historic town of Poonch in the north-west to the borders of Kangra (H P) in the south-east. The Shivalik hills cut across the area from the east to the west while the rivers Ravi, Tawi and Chenab cut their way through the region.

It is situated on the banks of the famous Tawi River. It is administered by a municipal corporation. Jammu is surrounded by stunning sites and the enchanting vista of the Himalayan ranges that accentuates its opportunity to lure even more tourists each year. People come from all over the country and abroad to pay their respects to the various Gods that are worshipped here. Therefore, for Jammu to accommodate an increasing number of visitors, its hospitality industry has assured the availability of ample ranges of Hotels in Jammu. Jammu also known as, a city of temples, is located along River Tawi at the foothills of the Himalayas. So he built a city of peace and harmony, which we know today as Jammu.

Places of Interest

  • Aap Shambhu Temple Sathrian : The Aap Shambhu Temple Sathrian in Roopnagar is one of the prime tourist attractions of Jammu. Spirituality takes center stage and the air is filled with the name of Shiva. The ancient lingam that presides over the temple is considered to be self-made and thus revered immensely by devotees. Experience enlightment of the soul and take home multiple blessings of Lord Shiva from here.
  • Raghunath Temple : Built in 1857 in the heart of Jammu city, Raghunath Temple is dedicated to Lord Rama. It is considered to be the largest temple complex in North India. The 130 years old temple complex is also known for a plethora of ancient scriptures and texts with many of the manuscripts in Sanskrit. A large numbers of lingams are located in the complex, along with a deity of Vishnu and his eighth incarnation Rama.
  • Ranbireshwar Temple : A historic temple, built in 1883, Ranbireshwar Temple is situated on Shalimar Road near New Secretariat. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple was built by Maharaja Ranbir Singh. A seven and a half feet crystal lingam and 11 other often compels visitors to travel to Jammu. Other prominent feature of the temple is that its three walls are gold-coated.
  • Peer Kho Cave Temple : Located on the banks of the meandering River Tawi, Peer Kho is known for its naturally formed Shiva lingam. Legend has it that Jamvant (the bear god, Ramayana) meditated here. The fact that the cave can lead to several underground caves helped it gain popularity.
  • Peer Baba : Often dubbed as the protector of Jammu, Budhan Ali Shah lies in peace at Peer Baba Dargah. Thronged not only by Muslims, but Hindus also have a reverence for this sacred dargah. Known for unmatched divinity, the place is almost always packed on Thursday.