Jammu district derives its name from the city of Jammu which besides being the winter capital of the state, is known as the city of temples.Jammu is located at the foot hills of great Himalayas and is the winter capital of the state Jammu and Kashmir. It is believed that Raja Jamboolochan founded this exotic city in 14th century BC.the Shivalik Range comprises most of the region of Jammu.
How To Reach
By Air: The city of Jammu has its own airport, well connected with most of the important cities. Almost all the major airlines like Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, etc operate flights to Jammu on a regular basis.
By Rail: The most important railway station in the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir is that of Jammu only and is known as Jammu Tawi station. The station is well connected with almost all the key cities of India.
By Road: Jammu has good network of roads connecting it with all major cities like Delhi, Amritsar, Ambala, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Shimla, etc.
Places To see:
- Vaishno Devi shrine.
- Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary.
- Purmandal also known as Chhota Kashi.