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Jammu is a Himalayan town set on the banks of Tawi River in the Jammu and Kashmir state of India. This idyllic travel destination boasts pretty hillsides, valleys, meadows, sparkling streams and lush fruit orchards. Jammu is also home to an array of important religious sites, grand palaces, authentic villages and British colonial buildings. There are many iconic landmarks in Jammu; the hilltop Vaishno Devi Temple is the town’s most prominent attraction and one of the world’s most visited Hindu shrines. Bahu Fort is another incredible landmark of Jammu, constructed by Raja Gulab Singh with black mortar and lime in the 18th century. Then there’s the majestic Raghunath Temple, which was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh with a blend of Sikh and Mughal architectural styles; here you can admire a stunning façade, gold-plated walls and paintings depicting scenes from Indian mythological epics, including the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Get in touch with Brightsun Travel about Jammu tour packages and treat yourself to a dream holiday.
Jammu offers amazing shopping opportunities at a plethora of contemporary malls, bustling bazaars and street markets. The Bahu Plaza Park in Trikuta Nagar is one of the most sought-after shopping destinations in town which is home to designer outlets and boutiques, plus eclectic restaurants. The Hari Market is another popular shopping hub in Jammu where you can browse a range of local items, including Kashmiri handicrafts, dry fruits and Dogra jewellery. Then there’s the Gole Market in Gandhinaga, with colourful market stalls selling footwear, garments and other contemporary accessories. Jammu is situated close by to a number of attractions which make for amazing day trips. You can head to the Surinsar Mansar Wildlife Sanctuary which is a haven for nature and wildlife lovers with plenty of exotic animal and bird species, including wild boar, leopards, red jungle fowls and grey partridges. Finally, make sure you visit the Sanasar, a famous picnic spot where you can enjoy various fun-filled activities, including golf and paragliding. Book Jammu holiday packages with Brightsun Travel and look forward to the trip of a lifetime!