Jammu (The city of Temples),
located on the Tawi River and in the Himalayan foothills. The winter capital of
Jammu and Kashmir state, Jammu, is the second largest region of the State. Tawi river
transverses through and divides Jammu city in two parts, the old town of Jammu is
located on a hilltop overlooking the river Tawi while the new town is situated across
the river, several kilometers away. After transversing Jammu city, the river crosses
into Pakistan's Punjab and joins Chenab river. Regarding Tawi is mythological belief
of the Hindus of Jammu city that the river was brought to Jammu by 'Raja Pehar Devta'
to cure his father and was given the throne of Jammu City and was declared as 'Raja',
i.e. King of Jammu with the blessings of 'Bawe wali Shri MATA KALI JI'.
It is also known as "City of Temples or the city of ancient temples " as one can
find numerous temples and shrines which have great importance in Hinduism, and got
sacred place in Hindu religion, creating the ambiance of a holy and peaceful city,
Such as Mata Vaishno Devi, Ragunath Temple, Bave Wali Mata (Goddess Mahakali), Peer
Kho Cave Temple, Peer Kho cave temple overlooking the Tawi river is another well
known Shiva temple in Jammu.
Jammu offers the widest diversity of terrain and beauty. The entire region is pocketed
with lakes and valleys. In its adjoining area there are many beautiful tourist destinations
which have their own importance on the tourist map of india, and one should not
miss to visit there places, such as Badrewah, Mansar Lake, Doda, Kashtwar, Patnitop, Sansar.
Being near the Himalayas, the climate of the entire area is cold though summers
are markedly warm. The temperatures range from 26.2 Degree Celsius to 4.3 Degree
Ceisius in winters and from 43.0 Degree Celsius to 23.4 Degree Celsius during summers.
Summers in Jammu are a sweltering, uncomfortable contrast to the cool climates of
Kashmir. However, from September onwards, it becomes quite pleasant.
Best Time to Visit:
Round the year but September onwards it is best than other months of year.