Jammu is the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir State also called the city of Temples. The city is highly developed and is well connected to many northern cities and has a major railway Station. It is a gateway for the regions Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. It is mostly known for Pilgrimage sites as it is majorly surrounded by different temples that attract devotees of Hindu religion every year. Besides temples Jammu is famous for Mata Vaishnodevi Temple located in Katra visited by lakhs of people every year and the root is mostly busy during Naratra festival.
Nearest Airport – Jammu, 7 kilometers away.
Nearest railhead – Jammu, 6 kilometers away.
Jammu is located on the National Highway 1A.
The ideal time starts from late September to early March.
The really best time to visit Jammu is between late September and early March. From mid-March onwards the temperature starts to rise. Real summers in Jammu start from April and stay till June and the temperatures can rise up to 45-48 degrees. Therefore winters and spring are the ideal time to visit. You can also visit Jammu during the famous festivals like Makara Sankranti inJanuary, Ram Navami in March and Diwali in October-November when the whole town does get dressed up like a queen and drenched in the month long festivities.
The summer months are real hot with scorching heat all around with the mercury crossing 45 degrees. Jammu and nearby areas are comparatively less preferred to visit. How... read more...
Lohri and Baisakhi are some of the major festivals in Jammu that are celebrated with much fanfare and gusto as the people of Jammu have close association with the neighbouring state of Punjab, which is reflected in their festivals and customs. Lohri, the festival that marks the end of winter, is celebrated with singing and dancing around huge bonfires. In mid-April, the Hindu New Year’s day of Baisakhi marks the harvesting season. The Nagbani temple has major celebrations at this time
The main shopping areas in Jammu, traditionally known as bazaars are – Vir Marg, Raghunath Bazaar, and Hari Market. These are the best places to shop in Jammu as they well- known for Kashmiri handicrafts, traditional Dogra jewellery and various dry fruits like walnuts and almonds. For purchasing authentic Kashmiri handicrafts you can visit the J&K Government Arts Emporium where you will find some excellent quality Pashmina shawls and beautiful hand knotted carpets made of wool and silk.
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