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Most aptly coined as ‘the City of Temples’ due to the abundance of holy shrines amidst the landscape, Jammu is a famous travel destination. Dotted with incredibly scenic landscapes, this southernmost unit of the state of Jammu & Kashmir is settled in the foothills of the Himalayas. Jammu is the winter capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It was once the seat of power of the Dogra Rajas who have left their subsistence in the form of magnificent palaces, temples and several other relics. In Jammu, you can visit various beautiful temples and palaces of the past and also enjoy city’s calm atmosphere with various wonderfully charming tourist sites. If you are planning a visit, then read on and find out some important tourist attractions that you must explore. Read more about Jammu tourist attraction.

Raghunath Temple raghunath temple jammu

Located in the heart of Jammu city, Raghunath Temple is the one of the most famous of the shrines of this place. This shrine is dedicated to Hindu Lord Rama and a chief landmark of the city that is surrounded by a cluster of temples housing big statutes of relevant deities and many lingams.

Ranbireshwar Templetemple in jammu

Ranbireshwar Temple is a popular shrine of Lord Shiva in Jammu city. It was constructed by Maharaja Ranabir Singh in the year 1883. The temple enshrines an eight feet long central ‘Lingam’. Along with that, this temple also houses twelve Shiva ‘Lingams’ made out of crystal that measure from 15 cms to 38 cms. Some of the other famous temples in the city are Chichi Mata Temple, Jasrota Mata, Mata Sukrala, Mahamaya Temple and Mata Sundrikote etc.

Pir Khohjammu temple

It is another Shiva temple in Jammu, which is actually a Peer Khoh (Pir Khoh) cave temple. This temple overlooks the River Tawi.

Bahu Fort bahu fort jammu

The magnificent Bahu Fort is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Jammu. This fort is situated on the opposite bank of the River Tawi on an upland plateau. It is encircled by lush green terraced garden with colorful flowers and gushing waterfalls. Bahu fort is also a famous picnic spot in the city.

Amar Mahal Palace Museum amar mahal palace museum

One of the must visit tourist attraction, Amar Mahal Palace Museum is situated on the right bank of the River Tawi. Once a palace (later converted into museum), it was constructed by Raja Amar Singh. The palace was built by a French architect on the lines of a French Chateau. This unique architectural wonder exhibits attractive paintings and many rare art collections to be seen.

Mubarak Mandi Palace mubarak mandi palace jammu

A grandiose jewel in the crown of the rulers of Jammu city, the Mubarak Mandi Palace is an incredible marvel of architecture. This majestic structure that was once served as the residence of the princely rulers consists an array of gardens, courtyards and buildings including Pink Mahal and Sheesh Mahal. You can explore the Dogra Art Gallery which showcases fine miniatures belonging to Basohli and Jammu School of painting.

Shrine of Pir Badhan Ali Shah Shrine of Pir Badhan Ali Shah

It is a ‘durgah’ of Peer Budhan Ali Shah (popularly known as Peer Baba). This durgah is visited by people of all faiths. As per legends, it is believed that Peer Baba, who was a friend of 10th Guru Gobind Singh lived his whole life here on milk alone and lived till the age of five hundred years. Therefore, He is referred to Budhan Ali Shah.

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