About jammu

Bahu Fort Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Raghunath Temple Hill Station Patnitop Amar Mahal

Jammu also known as “City of Temples” is a historical city having numerous temples in its lap. The view of the dawn and dusk of this sacred city is simply enchanting. All bazaars in the city have their own peculiarities and specializations. Bagh-e-Bahu and world class underground Fish Aquarium are the centres of attraction. The city hosts the historical Amar Mahal Museum. Pilgrimage of Mata Vaishno Devi is said to be one of the holiest pilgrims in world. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi resides in a cave which is situated in the three peaked mountain called Trikoot. Lakhs of devotees pay homage to Mata Vaishno Devi ji every year. The holy cave of Mata Vaishno Devi ji is located at the height of 5200 ft. Devotees mostly stay at Katra which is about 45 km from Jammu and trek up a path of 12 km. Darshans for Mata Vaishnodevi Ji is open 24 hours a day throughout the year. Helicopter service and for other bookings one can browse www.maavaishnodevi.org. Famous Cave shrine of “Shivkhori" is about 110 km from Jammu, depicts the natural formation of Shivlingam. It is one of the most venerated cave shrines of Lord Shiva in the region. The Holy Cave is more than 150 mts long & houses 4 feet high Svayambhu Lingam, which constantly bathes in a milky lime fluid dripping from the ceiling. The cave is full of natural impressions and images of various Hindu Deities.

Jammu and Kashmir is home to several rivers and valleys such as the Tawi, Chenab, Poonch, Kashmir, Sind and Lidder valley. The Himalayas divide the Kashmir valley from the Tibetan plateau while the Pir Panjal range, which encloses the valley from the west and the south, separates it from the Punjab plain of the Indo-Gangetic plain. The southern Jammu region is mostly mountainous, with the Shivaliks, the middle and the great Himalayas running parallel to each other in a southeast-northwest direction. A narrow southwestern strip constitutes fertile plains. The Chenab, Tawi and Ravi are the important rivers flowing through the Jammu region.