Jammu information

Jammu is one of the three administrative divisions within Jammu and Kashmir, the northernmost state in India. The region is not a state per se but a part of the state of Jammu & Kashmir. It consists of the districts of Doda, Kathua, Jammu, Udhampur, Rajouri, Ramban, Reasi, Samba, Kishtwar & Poonch. Most of the land is hilly or mountainous, including the Pir Panjal range which separates it from the Kashmir Valley and part of the Great Himalayas in the eastern districts of Doda and Kishtwar. The principal river is the Chenab.

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Gulab Singh Marg 180001
Jammu
Jammu and Kashmir
P: 01912561415
E: innriviera@fortuneparkhotels.com
F: 0191-2545463
This Jammu hotel has six floors and twenty-nine rooms. This Jammu hotel has facility of Wi-Fi connectivity and Audio Visual arrangement. This Jammu hotel has Banquet hall. Please note that the hotel can put an extra bed at a cost of Rs.900.
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Nehru Market
Near Vikram Chowk 180004
Jammu
Jammu and Kashmir
P: 01912435757
E: asiaotel@sancharnet.in
F: 0191-2435756
W: www.asiahotelsjammu.com
The Jammu hotel has two floors and fourty-three rooms. All rooms are well furnished with all modern facilities. Health club is also available here. Please note that the hotel can put an extra bed at a cost of Rs.300.
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Near Bahu Plaza North Complex Block
29 GMC Rail Head Complex 180001
Jammu
Jammu and Kashmir
P: 01912474736
E: hoteltrg@rediffmail.com
F: 0191-2471605
This Jammu Hotel has five floors and twenty rooms. All rooms are well furnished with all modern facilities. This Jammu hotel has Banquet Hall for Marriages and other functions. Hall for Kitty, Couple Kitty Parties & Conferences. Well euuipped with all modern audio video visual equipments. Lift facility also available here. Please note that the hotel can put an extra bed at a cost of Rs.400.
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Bye Pass Road
Adjoining Channi Himmat 180001
Jammu
Jammu and Kashmir
P: 01912460282
F: 0191-2460281
W: www.hotelritzmanor.com
This Jammu hotel has three floors and fifteen rooms . All rooms are well furnished with all modern facilities. Please note that the hotel can put an extra bed at a cost of Rs.200.
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Rail Head Opposite Bahu Plaza
Gandhi Nagar Extension 180001
Jammu
Jammu and Kashmir
P: 01912470079
F: 0191-2472382
This Jammu hotel has three floors and twenty rooms. All rooms are well furnished with all modern facilities. This Jammu hotel has room service round the clock. Health Club also available in this Jammu hotel.Please note that the hotel can put an extra bed at a cost of Rs.600.
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Opposite Hari Market
Near Raghunath Temple 180001
Jammu
Jammu and Kashmir
P: 01912546031
This Jammu hotel has three floors and twenty-one rooms. All rooms are well furnished. This Jammu hotel has 24 hours power supply and tour and travels facility for all over India. Please note that the hotel can put an extra bed at a cost of Rs.150.
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Below Gummat
Behind Petrol Pump 180001
Jammu
Jammu and Kashmir
P: 01912570863
The Jammu hotel has two floors and twenty rooms. All rooms are well furnished. Please note that the hotel can put an extra bed at a cost of Rs.50.
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Below Gummat
180001
Jammu
Jammu and Kashmir
P: 01912560925
This Jammu hotel has three floors and twenty-three rooms. Well furnished rooms. Location in the Heart of City. Walking distance from Raghunath Temple, Main Market. Please note that the hotel can put an extra bed at a cost of Rs.100 for Non-A/C room and Rs.200 for A/C room.
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Near General Bus Stand
180001
Jammu
Jammu and Kashmir
P: 01912547414
E: vardaanresorts@gmail.com
F: 0191-2548286
W: www.patnitop.net
This Jammu hotel has three floors and twenty-six rooms. All the rooms are well furnished with all modern facilities. This Jammu hotel is situated in the Heart of City. Please note that the hotel can put an extra bed at a cost of Rs.200.
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Dharbar Sher Shah
Residency Road Shahidi Chowk 180001
Jammu
Jammu and Kashmir
P: 01912541954
The Jammu hotel has four floors and twenty-eight rooms . All rooms are well furnished. 24 hours hot and cold water available. Generator also available. Please note that this hotel will charge Rs.50 for extra person.
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Near Medical College
Main Bazar Bakshi Nagar 180001
Jammu
Jammu and Kashmir
P: 01912585746
F: 0191-2585730
This Jammu hotel has two floors and fifteen rooms. All rooms are well furnished. Hot and cold water available 24 hours, Generator also available. Tour and Travel Booking Counter for all over the India. Please note that the hotel can put an extra bed at a cost of Rs.200.
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Residency Road
180001
Jammu
Jammu and Kashmir
P: 01912520770
E: kcr@kcresidency.com
F: 0191-2575222
W: www.kcresidency.com
This Jammu hotel has seven floors and fifty-seven rooms . All rooms are beautifully furnished air-conditioned with all modern facilities.Deluxe Room and Luxury suites. The facilities include running hot and cold water, direct dail phones, bath-tubs, refrigerators, soft-bar and closed circuit TV with satellite channels. Banquet hall available for Marriages and other functions. Please note that the hotel can put an extra bed at a cost of Rs.440.
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Near Raghunath Temple
Hari Market 180001
Jammu
Jammu and Kashmir
P: 01912578992
This Jammu hotel has three floors and eleven rooms. All rooms are well furnished. Tour and Travel also available for all over India. Please note that the hotel can put an extra bed at a cost of Rs.200.
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Gurudawara
Sunder Singh Road 180001
Jammu
Jammu and Kashmir
P: 01912543307
This Jammu hotel has three floors and twenty five rooms. All rooms are well furnished. This Jammu hotel has tour and travel facility for all over India. Please note that the hotel can put an extra bed at a cost of Rs.150.
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History and Geography

Jammu, the winter capital of the state, is also known as the city of temples. It is believed that the city was originally founded by Raja Jamboo Lochan who lived in 14th century B.C. The Raja had gone out one day for hunting when he happened to witness a tiger and a goat drinking water from one and the same pond. This extraordinary phenomenon set him thinking and he decided to build a city at this site so that the strong and weak could live together in peace and mutual tolerance. Eventually, he founded the city which came to be known as "Jamboo" after his own name. With the passage of time and due to its frequent use the pronunciation of the name got slightly distorted and the city, came to be known as 'Jammu' as it is called now. Jammu is situated on a hillock, on the bank of river Tawi and is bound by Udhampur district in the north and northeast , Kathua district in the east and southeast, Pakistan (Sialkote) in west and Rajauri district and POK (Bhimber) in the northwest. Its skyline was once dotted with glittering spires of temples. These spikes are no longer visible as most of these are hidden behind multi storyed buildings. The city has numerous shrines for Muslims, Sikhs & Christians also. Jammu also serves as base camp for the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi. Jammu is also the Railhead of the state. Jammu is located 74 degree 24' and 75 degree 18', East longitude and 32 degree 50' and 33 degree 30' North latitude. It is approximately 600 Kms away from National Capital, New Delhi and is linked with a National Highway. The temperature varies from cold in winter with minimum temperature touching even 0.9 degree Centigrade to heat wave in summers when the temperature shoots upto 46 degree centigrade. Jammu District is spread over an area of 3097 Sq Kms and has a population of about 15.88 lakhs as per the estimates of 2001. It is largest populated District of the state and second largest in terms of population density and falls under the category 'B'. The literacy percentage of the District is 77% in as per 2001 census which was highest in the state. This District is having a National Airport situated at Satwari. This District serves as the Winter Capital of J & K state from November to April when all the offices move from Srinagar to Jammu.Jammu. the Duggar land where the past still has a living presence. A land of grand ancient temples, and beatiful palaces. All nestling in the foothills of the Himalayas. It is said that, on becoming King, the Suryavanshi Jambu Lochan went on a hunt and, crossing the Tawi, found a deer and a tiger drinking water from the same tank. His ministers explained that this meant that the soil of the place was so virtuous that no living creature bore enmity against another. Raja Jambu Lochan, who lived in the later vedic period, decided to found his capital , Jambupura, on his soil, on the right bank of the Tawi, overlooking his brother king Bahu's fort. Today the temple of Maha Kali ( better known a

Location

The District is bounded in the north and north east by the Tehsils of Reasi in Udhampur district in the east and south east partly by tehsil Ramnagar of Udhampur district and partly by tehsil Billawar of Kathua district,in the south and south west by Kathua district and Sialkote district of Rawalpindi (Pak) and in the north west by Tehsil Nowshara of district Rajouri and parts of the district Bhimber now under the occupation of Pakistan.District Jammu falls in sub-mountaineous region at the foothills of the Himalayas.Shivalik range rises gradually in the north part of the district and merges with the Indo-Gangetic plains in the south. Jammu city is at an elevation of 1030 feet above the sea level. The District comprises five tehsils i.e. Jammu, Samba, R.S.Pura, Akhnoor and Bishnah.The entire district can be divided into two distinct portions.The area forming north of Jammu-Chhamb road and Jammu-Pathankot road which is known as Kandi area is comparatively under-developed and is mostly rainfed. The area south of these roads is largely fed by canal and tubewells for irrigation purposes and is relatively more prosperous. As per the census of 1981,Jammu district consists of 1192 villages out of which 1054 villages are inhabited. Latest, as per DISNIC SURVEY conducted during 1994, the number of inhabited villages in the District reported are 1170. In the district,there are 11 NES Blocks.Out of these,the administrative control of two blocks namely Vijaypur and Samba is with the directorate of Command Area Development who is charged with the responsibility of looking after the developmental activities in the sectors of Agriculture and Horticulture, Cooperation and Rural Development.

Climate

Jammu district has a sub tropical climate with hot and dry climate in summer and cold climate in winter. Being in the foothills of the mountains, nights are generally cooler than what they are in the neighbouring areas of Punjab. Minimum and Maximum temperature is around 4 Degree Celsius and 47 Degree Celsius respectively.Rainy season usually starts from the end of June or the beginning of July. Average rainfall in the district is about 1246 mm

Places Of Interest


Bahu-fort

The famous Bawey wali mata temple is built inside the bahu fort, which is also known as maha kali temple and is second only to Mata vaishno devi shrine in jammu. The fort also boasts of beautiful garden overlooking the river tawi.
Take public transport from Vikram Chowk to bawey.

Raghunath Temple

Raghunath Temple is one of the famous temple of Jammu dedicated to Lord Rama. It is located in the heart of city. It was constructed in 1860. Raghunath Temple has seven shrines, with gold-plated interior. Morning and evening aartis are ritually attended and there is also a stone lingam here and in the other shrines, for this is a center for Shakti worship. A portrait of Ranbir Singh, the temple patron and a sculpture of Hanuman are at the entrance. The other shrines have images of Vishnu in various incarnations, Siva and Surya. The Sanskrit Library here contains numerous rare manuscripts.
Take Public transport from Vikram Chowk to Raghunath Temple.

Peer Baba

Peer Baba is one of the famous shrine of saint Peer Budhan Ali Shah. The saint is assumed to be lived up to the age of 500 years by supporting his life completely on Milk. Irrespective of caste and religion, whether Hindus, Muslims or Sikhs, believers throng this place on Thursdays to offer prayers and respect to the legendary saint.
Take public transport from Vikram Chowk to Peer Baba.

Mubarak Mandi Palace

Mubarak Mandi Palace was constructed in 1824. It was the royal residence of the Dogra Kings. Most beautiful architecture, blended with Baroque, Mugal, Rajasthani and European styles, attracts the tourists invariantly to this spot. The most striking section is the Sheesh Mahal. The pink hall in this palace houses the Dogra art museum displaying many valued paintings. Presently Mubarak Mandi Palace, with an imposing view of Tawi River, is a archeologically and historically valuable monument and comprises many government offices.
Take public transport from Vikram Chowk to Mubarak Mandi Palace.

Amar Mahal Museum

Amar Mahal, constructed by Raja Amar Singh in 1890s. This beautiful architectural monument, served as the Royal family residence for many years. It is made out of red sand stone. Now the palace was turned to be museum with rich collections of paintings, books, inscriptions and sculptures. The hall of the museum is very attractive and is adorned with family portraits of rulers of Jammu and Kashmir and Pahari paintings. Amar Mahal Museum has a big library which contains more than twenty thousands books comprising of some exceptional volumes from the library of Raja Amar Singh. A must see for all tourists to Jammu
Take public transport from Jewel Chowk to Amar Mahal Museum.

Mahamaya Temple

Mahamaya temple is a monument for the local heroine, who fought against the foreign invaders and sacrificing her life for the cause nearly 14 centuries ago, of Dogra community. The temple is placed in a place such that it overlooks the River Tawi and is opposite the Bahu Fort. The temple is located in a scenic place and the surroundings are picturesque, attracting many tourists.
Take public transport from Vikram chowk to Mahamaya Temple.

Peer Kho Cave Temple

Peer Kho Cave Temple is situated on the bank of Tawi River. This Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. There are no specific reasons behind the construction of the temple. It is widely accepted that a Shiva Lingam was formed naturally in the cave and the people of Jammu started worshipping it ardently with a lot of reverence. Peer Kho Temple is now divided into two caves. Both these caves are at a depth of about 20 to 30 feet from the ground level of the temple complex.
Take taxi from Jewel chowk to Peer Kho Cave Temple.

Dogra Art Museum

Dorga Art Museum is located in the Pink Hall of Mubarak Mandi. It has about 800 rare and exquisite pieces from different schools of paintings. This museum has hand written manuscripts of Sikendernama and Shahnama, both in Persian. There is a stone plate on which Takri script has been inscribed.
Take public transport from Vikram chowk to Dogra Art Museum.

Mansar Lake

Mansar Lake is about 62 km from Jammu. It is a very beautiful lake covered by hills. Being a popular tourist point there is also a shrine of Sheshnag, a mythological snake with six heads. Tourism Department provides adequate facilities. With all religions belief and heritage behind the Mansar Lake is also picking up its fame among the tourists with all its flora & fauna. The lake has cemented path all around with required illumination, with projected view decks to enjoy flickering of seasonal birds, tortoise and fishes of different species. There is a wild life Sanctuary housing jungle life like Spotted Deer, Neelgai etc. besides other water birds such as cranes, ducks etc.
You can take public transport (long route bus) from Bus stand to Mansar. This normally takes around an hour on a fast bus.

Dudhadhari Temple

Dudhadhari Temple is situated at Shastrinagar Jammu. This temple is named after a very popular saint Dudhadhari Baba, as he lived only on milk. This temple is one of the tallest temple in Jammu.
Take public transport from Vikram chowk to Dudhdari Temple.

Panjbakhtar Temple

This temple is one of the oldest temple in Jammu. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple of Lord Shiva is popularly known as rupaiye waala mandir as the walls and floors has covered with silver coins.
Take public transport from Jewel chowk to Panjbakhtar Temple.




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