Jammu popularly known as the winter capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir is also well known for its temples and shrines. There are a number of Tourist Attractions in Jammu and the most popular one is the Vaishno Devi Temple which is located in the Trikuta hills close to the city of Jammu.
A large number of tourists from all over the country flock to this religious spot every year. Jammu is bordered by Kashmir in the north, Himachal Pradesh in the south, Ladakh in the east and Azad Kashmir in the west. Jammu is surrounded by the Pir Panjal ranges, Tawi river basin, Trikuta hills and the Shiwalik range which add to the natural landscapes and attractive surroundings.
Jammu was initially named after Raja Jamboo Lochan who founded the city but with time the original name which was 'Jamboo' changed to 'Jammu'. There are a number of places of Tourist Attractions in Jammu such as the Bahu Fort, Mubarak Mandi Palace, and Dogra Art Museum, Sheesh Mahal, Surinsar Mansar Wildlife sanctuary and the Rani Charak Mahal. The Bahu Fort is famous for the Maha Kali temple. The Mubarak Mandi Palace is a harmonious blend of the Rajasthani, European and Mughal architecture.
You can visit the places of Tourist Attractions in Jammu while staying at the wide range of Hotels available such as the Heritage Hotels in Jammu, Five Star hotels in Jammu and the Four Star hotels in Jammu.
The places of Tourist Attractions in Jammu are easily accessible from these hotels and you can also avail of the various tour packages that the place offers. The Tourist Attractions in Jammu also include the shopping centers from where you can buy a variety of hand woven carpets and shawls, antique pieces of art and the Kashmiri spices which are popularly used in cooking.