Jammu Tourism

Jammu :

The gateway of Kashmir, the winter capital elevation 300mts lies at the foot of Himalayan region of Kashmir.

This city has a long been a center of Indian pilgrimage Dogra culture, temple city. Majority of Hindus with small Muslim communities around Banihal and Kishtwar south of the Kashmir valley, around Poonch and the border.

Places of interest:

Surinsar Lake: 42 Km. A picturesque picnic spot.

Mansar Lake: 80 Kms a beautiful Lake surrounded by hills accommodation in Huts and Tourist bungalow.

Katra: On the pilgrimage route to the famous shrine of MATA VAISHNO DEVI which is in Katra 50 kms from Jammu

Chanting Aloud "JAI MATA DI" (HOLLY MOTHER ) thousands of pilgrims chanting it during the NAVRATRAS in March April and September October to reach the Shrine a trek of 15 kms from Katra. The path has been paved and facilities of drinking water, snack bars, medical aid. There are also Helicopter services from Jammu to Katra and also from Katra to Shrine’

Excursions: Aknhoor, 30 kms a picnic spot on the river Chenab.

Patnitop: Hill station, charming plateau at 1950m, surrounded with dense woods and Lush greenery of pines. Patnitop is an any time place the best time for visit during May to June , and autumn September to October. From December to March surrounded by Snow one can do skiing/, sledging. Carry woolen at all times as showers can suddenly cause a chilled. 5 hours drive from Jammu 110 kms and to Srinagar 180 Km. There are good accommodation hotels / Tourist bungalow and youth hostel.

 

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