About Jammu City Tourism

The winter capital, Jammu City is nestled against the backdrop of the Shivalik and Trikuta Ranges. This ‘City of Temples’ is home to some of the most popular Hindu shrines that draw devotees from across the world. Jammu City is also a cultural hub offering travellers a glimpse of the rich art & craft along with native delicious cuisine urging you to explore this tourist destination in Jammu & Kashmir even more.

Founded by Raja Jambulochan who named it Jambupur, Jammu City makes for an ideal pilgrimage holiday destination in India. The main attraction for the Hindu devotees here include Raghunath Temple, which has the largest complex in north India; Ranbireshwar Temple, Peer Kho Cave Temple, Mahamaya Temple and the Panchbakhtar Temple. For Sikh devotees, Jammu houses one of the oldest and most popular shrines of Northern India, the Nangli Sahib Gurudwara.

Best Time to Visit Jammu City


Summer Season

Jammu City experiences hot summer season and the temperature rises up to 45° making sightseeing difficult and uncomfortable.


Monsoon Season

The temperature goes a bit low in the monsoon months of July to September bringing some respite for the tourists. However, it becomes too humid in the monsoon season in Jammu City.


Winter Season

The months between October and March are the best to visit Jammu City. The temperature gets considerably low, around 15° making it easy for sightseeing tours in the city

Best Tourist Attractions in Jammu City


Amar Mahal

A 19th century palace built by a Dogra King, Amar Mahal has now converted into a museum and displays a golden throne...


Raghunath Temple

Dedicated to God Rama, Raghunath Temple is a 19th century Hindu Temple which is quite popular in Jammu City.


Bahu Fort and Garden

A 3000-year-old fort, Bahu Fort & Garden sits on the bank of Tawi River and is an important historical site in Jammu City.


Peer Kho Cave

A sacred cave dedicated to Lord Shiva, Peer Kho Cave in Jammu is where the a self-manifested Shivalinga can be worshipped.


Ranbireshwar Temple

Dubbed the biggest Shiva Temple in North India, Ranbireshwar Temple in Jammu has 12 Shivalingas and the biggest...


Mubarak Mandi Palace

Overlooking the Tawi River, Mubarak Mandi Palace is one of the finest palaces in India offering insights into rich history of Jammu.

Top Things to Do in Jammu City



Buy Jammu Rajma, dry fruits, Kashmiri handicrafts and Pashmina from the many markets in Jammu City to get the...



Dotted with a number of Hindu temples and an important Sikh Gurudwara, Jammu is ideal for a pilgrimage tour.


Heritage Sighting

Boasting a number of historical sites and a museum with an impressive collection, Jammu offers the best heritage tour to its visitors.

How to Reach Jammu City?


By Air

Jammu has its own airport that connects it to many cities and towns of India including Srinagar, Leh, Delhi, and Chandigarh.


By Rail

Jammu has its own railway station that operates trains to several cities and towns of India. Therefore, reaching Jammu by train is quite easy and comfortable.


By Bus

The National Highway 44 connects Jammu to several cities in India like Chandigarh, Delhi, Pathankot, Srinagar etc.

Jammu City Travel Guide by Category

Accommodation in Jammu City

The region’s largest city and a hub of tourists, Jammu City offers its visitors a plethora of staying options. Be it pilgrims or family vacationers or backpackers, the city has something for everyone. There is a number of budget to mid-range hotels in Jammu along with several luxury category accommodations for those wanting a little bit of extra pampering on their holiday.

Top Things to Do in Jammu City

The City of Temples, Jammu is the best place to seek a religious tour and soak in the spiritual aura. However, it also a place to shop for the best of everything Jammu has to offer that begins right from Jammu Rajma to dry fruits to woodcrafts to even Kashmiri Pashmina and handicrafts.

Top Attractions in Jammu City

A large number of Hindu temples dot Jammu City and while some of them make it to the top attractions of the destination, many are still worth paying a homage. Amongst the best places to see in Jammu are Raghunath Temple, Peer Kho Cave, and Ranbireshwar Temple, all three of them are popular amongst Hindu devotees and have a rich history to boast of.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the best way to reach Jammu?

From Jammu Airport, you can hire taxis and private vehicles to reach Jammu City. After getting down at Jammu Tawi Railway Station, you can reach any part of Jammu City via a taxi or private vehicle.

Q. How far is Vaishno Devi from Jammu city?

Vaishno Devi is located almost 63 kilometers away from Jammu City, or at a driving time of 2 hours 17 minutes.

Q. How far is Patnitop from Jammu City?

Patnitop is located 110.3 kilometers approx. from Jammu City, and it takes almost 2 hours 40 minutes to reach it by car.

Q. How can one go to Srinagar from Jammu?

The best, most convenient and fastest way to reach Srinagar from Jammu is via flight, from Jammu Airport to Sheikh-Ul-Alam International Airport. You can also travel from Jammu to Srinagar by bus, but that will take you around 7 hours 16 minutes and can be quite tiring.

Q. What are places to explore in Jammu City?

You can explore historical attractions like Amar Mahal, Bahu Fort & Garden and Mubarak Mandi Palace. There are several religious attractions like Raghunath Temple, Puramandal Temple, Mahamaya Temple, Ranbireshwar Temple and Dera Baba Banda. Sightseeing attractions in Jammu City are Ranbir Canal, Mansar Lake and Salal Dam and Lake.

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