Jammu - Places To See

| June 26, 2012
Tags: holidays in himalayas, india travel destinations, Jammu, pilgrimage, raghunath temple, Vaishno Devi

Raghunath Temple: The temple is situated in the heart of the city. The temple is dedicated to Lord Rama. The inner walls of the temple have gold sheets on three sides. The construction was started by Maharaj Gulab Singh in 1835 AD and finished by his son, Maharaj Ranbir Singh in 1860 AD.

Ranbireshwar Temple: Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the central Lingam is about 7.5 ft high. It was built by Maharaj Ranbir Singh in 1883 AD.

Bahu Temple and Fort: The fort is probably the oldest in the city built over 3000 years ago by Raja Bahu Lochan. There is a temple dedicated to goddess Kali known popularly as ‘Bave Wali Maata’.

Gadhadharji Temple near Mubarak Mandi and Aap Shambhu Temple in Sathrian, Roopnagar are also popular.

Mubarak Mandi Palace: It is a complex with the oldest building dating back to 1824. It has the famous Dogra Art Gallery in the erstwhile Pink Hall of the Mubarak Mandi Palace Complex.

 Amar Mahal Palace Museum: Once the palace of Raja Amar Singh, it has now been converted into a museum. The 120 kg pure gold sofa is worth seeing.

Bagh-e-Bahu: It is situated under the ramparts of Bahu Fort on the banks of Tawi River. It has an artificial lake, lush green lawns and an aquarium.

Idgahs: Ziarat Baba Buddan Shah: It is located 8 km from the main city towards the aerodrome of Satwari. Ziarat Baba Roshan Shah Wali,  Ziarat Peer Mitha and Panch Peer are also worth a visit.