there are lots of places to visit in jammu but very safely
I tell you a small story happen with me, When you go to visit Jammu. There are a many people try to fool you, you have to be very careful,Let me tell you something that happened in front of me,At Jammu station you will see so many bag repair workers(hawkers) walk around,They are usually cheaters, they will tell you to fixed it well, but they will never tell you the price.When I reached Jammu, I saw a man fixing his bag, the hawker was asking for 2000 rupees to fix the bag.after repair,He was just chaining the bag and the bottom wheel. so protect your self from those scammers.
2) Beware of auto rickshaw drivers:
Beware of auto rickshaw drivers, it will cost you Rs. 300-300 to travel only 2-3 kms.and they don’t tell you how far is destination. use bus for travel,It is much cheaper than auto rickshaw.
ABOUT JAMMU: easy trips
The city was the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.But now Jammu is a Union Territory,This city was formed by King Jammulchan so the name of this city is Jammu.The city is situated on the banks of the river Dabi and is very attractive to visit due to its proximity to the Himalayas.The Jammu city is one of the only way to get Kashmir valley, which is visited by tourists all year round.In summer, the city of Jammu has a different & beautiful look.Let’s find out about some of the tourist attractions in jammu,
TOP TOURIST DESTINATION IN JAMMU
1) VAISHNO DEVI TEMPLE:
This huge and extra beautiful temple is located in Holy city Katra of Jammu.This temple is only 50 km away from Jammu city,Tourists who come to visit Jammu,they also visit this famous temple.
The temple is located on the hill of Tarikuta, you have 15 km trek to reach here. This temple is dedicated to maa Vaishnodevi.
There are idols of mother Kali, mother Saraswati and mother Lakshmi inside the holy cave,Every year millions of devotees come to visit this ancient and sacred cave.
Kori means cave, this cave dedicated to Lord Shiva is located in Reasi District of Jammu.There is a Shivling here, millions of devotees come every year to visit this famous temple.There are 3kms long ropes to reach Shiva Kari.
The sacred cave here is 200 meters long,is the Shivling inside this ancient cave is always flooded with water.Every year on the day of Shivaratri a huge fair is organized here.this temple one of the best tourist places near katra.
This temple is one of the famous temples of Jammu city,Inside there are temples of many gods and goddesses, the temple is dedicated to Lord Rama, whom we also call Raghunath.This temple was built during the rule of Dogra dynasty,
fort, located on the banks of the Dabi River, this fort has a special attraction.This fort was built by King Gulab Singh Dogra,Inside this fort is a historical temple of Kali Mata,This temple made of white marbles was built in the eighteenth century.There is also a beautiful garden inside this fort, it is called bagh e bahu.
It looks like a complete Mughal garden. The garden is one of the most attractive area here.
5)MUBARAK MANDI PALACE:
This palace was once the royal palace of the, kings of Jammu.beauty of Rajasthani and European architecture can be found in this palace.In the complexes here Pink-Palace, Golghar-Complex, the Hawa-Mahal and many more.Moreover, government offices and Dohra Art Museum jammu are located in this palace.Many historical paintings have been stored here. Over time, this mahal figure has been damaged gradually.
manda zoo is one of the top tourist destinations in jammu city.if you come to visit jammu with kids,this is your one of the main visiting place.
It is the only national park in Jammu city.There are many kinds of animals such as elephants, tigers, deer, giraffes, and also different kinds of colorful birds.Here you will also see many rare species of plants and beautiful flowers,
7) MANSAR LAKE:
This lake is located 60 km from Jammu city.Surrounded by mountains, it is one of the most beautiful lake you have seen here,This lake attracts nature lovers to themselves,it has religious significance along with the tourist spot.
On one side of this lake is the temple of Seshnag and on the other side is the famous temple of lord Shiva.During the festival season people come here to bathe. There is a boating facility available for tourists.This is the best places to visit in jammu for couples.
PLACES TO EAT IN JAMMU
1)NAVE SHEHAR WALE DA DHABA:
The food in this shop is very delicious because LPG gas is not used for cooking here.All the cooking here done from charcoal.Pressure cooker is not used for cooking, they use special type of pot called Sagra.
Every day the menu is changed, The price of a vej thali is 150 rupees. A plate contains about fifteen items, it’s taste Like a homemade food, if you come Jammu you will definitely come here.
ADDRESS: near lakshmi-narayan mandir,pacca danga.famous for: vej thali.
2)BILLU DA DHABA:
This is a great place for those who like nonveg.The shop is over 40 years old and they serves a variety of meat dishes.some famous dishes in this shop is chicken/mutton barbecue, mutton kabab, bota kaleji, These three dish must be eaten, highly recommended.
ADDRESS: residency road Jammu.
3)GIRDHARI KACHALU WALE:
This shop is famous for kachalu ki chaat.they serve four different type of kachalu chaat,1) plane kachalu 2)imali kachalu ki chaat 3) chilli kachalu 4)anar Dana churan. if you are in Jammu must come this place girdharilal kachalu wala shop highly recommended.
ADDRESS: :KACCHI CHWANI,JAMMU.
4) JUGAL KISHOR SHARMA HALWA WALE:
The shop was set up by his father and is 68 years old,Pudding is made with semolina and clarified butter. A plate costs twenty rupees. He works only for 3 hours. It is open from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
ADDRESS: CITY CHOWK JAMMU.
5)PEHALWAN’S: most famous sweet shop in Jammu
This is one of the most famous sweet shops in the jammu city,This shop was started in the year 1934 in jammu,The shop was first established in 1920 in Lahore, Pakistan.Then in 1934 he shifted his shop to Jammu.
Here you will find a variety of delicious desserts,Don’t forget to actually eat the famous kalari kulcha here. kalari is a kind of chise substance which is found only in Jammu You will never find it anywhere.