Nestled 17 miles from the city of Jammu, the beautiful town of Akhnoor is located in the laps of the Himalayas and attracts tourists from different parts of the globe. The town is positioned on the banks of the River Chenab. It is categorized into three education zones of Chowki Choura, Akhnoor and Khour. The town has many destinations of historical significance like the Parashurama shrine. Parashurama Jayanti takes place in the month of May every year with devotes participating in large numbers. Near the Chenab River, there is a charming park which shines brightly during the evening making for a great spectacle.