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Location : Srinagar, 305 kms away
Attractions : Trekking, Snow, Sightseeing, Temples, Forts, Palaces.
Languages : Hindi, Urdu, English, Punjabi, Kashmiri and Dogr
Famous as : The Second largest from all the towns of Jammu & Kashmir
Best time to Visit : October to April
Jammu – City of Temples - Jammu & Kashmir, India
Jammu is a city of temples where there are number of temples located. Jammu is the second largest town all over the state. The languages spoken in Jammu are Hindi, Urdu, English, Kashmiri, Dogri and Punjabi. The best time to visit this place is from the month of October to April.
The land of Jammu has many ancient temples and palaces where the past still lives situated in the foothills of the beautiful Himalayas.King Suryavanshi Jambu Lohan after getting crowned once went for hunting and he saw a deer and tiger drinking water on a tank at the same place without disturbing each other. The king was surprised and after asking the ministers they said that the land of this state is so pure that the living creatures do not fight against each other.
The City of Temples
Jammu is known as the city of temples where it has a number of palaces, forts and shrines. Bahu Mata is the deity worshiped by Jammu and Dargah of Peer Budhan Ali Shah is the protector of the people of Jammu.
Raghunath Temple is popular among the people and it is located in the city of Jammu in Jammu & Kashmir. The deity that is presiding is of Lord Rama. The construction of this temple was started by Maharaja Gulab Singh in1835 and was completed by Maharaja Ranbir Singh in1860. The temple is situated around the other temples in the heart of the city.
There are many temples in Jammu and followed by people from all religions. The temple include
The Raghunath Mandir
Mahamaya Temple or Bawey Wali Mata Temple
Peer or Dargah of Budhan Ali Shah
Ziarat Baba Roshan Shah Wali
Dargah Garib Shah
Khoh cave Peer Shrine
Aap Shambu Temple
The Ranbireshwar Temple
There are some private hotels which provide accommodation with basic facilities. There is also a JKTDC’s which provides accommodation with basic and furnished rooms. The booking can be done in advance at the tourist reception center at Srinagar.