Jammu is a city and a municipal board in Agra district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.The historical city was constructed by Mughal emperor Akbar beginning in 1570 and served as the empire's capital from 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned for reasons that remain unclear. The surviving palace and mosque are a tourist attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Today, Fatehpur Sikri is a deserted, phantom city. But the inner citadel is immaculately preserved. Its walls, palaces, baths, royal mint,courts and gardens still stand in splendidhomage to a great visionary and builder. The heart of the palace complex however, is verymuch alive.

Area 20.36 sq km
Altitude 305 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-23.0 C-43.0 C Winter-4.3 C-26.2C
Languages Dogri, Hindi, English, Urdu, Kashmiri, Punjabi
STD Code 0191
Rainfall >107 cms (July to September)
Best Time to Visit Round the Year

Jammu Map

How to get there
1. Air :- Jammu is well connected with the rest of the country by all the major means of transport. The city is accessible by air and the city has an airport. A number of flights are available to and from several of the major cities in the country.

2. Rail:--Jammu Tawi is the main railhead that has a number of trains for most of the important towns and cities of the country. Moreover, the longest rail route that stretches from Jammu Tawi to Kanyakumari and touches almost all the main cities and towns of the country, originates from here.
3. Road:-One can easily reach Jammu by the National Highway 1A that goes from Punjab and runs through this city, connecting it to the rest of the state including the capital Srinagar. The state transport corporation runs several buses to most of the big towns and cities in north India.

Places to Visit

Amar Mahal Palace Bahu Fort
Bagh-e-Bahu Maha Maya Temple
Panjbakhtar Temple Peer Baba
Peer Khoh Ranbireshwar Temple
Raghunath Temple Ramnagar Wild Life


Batote Gauri Kund Jajjar Kotli
Katra Kud Mansar Lake
Mantalai Patnitop Purmandal
Sanasar Shiv Khori Sudh Mahadev
Surinsar Lake

There are pure wool shawls called raffal which have different counts of wool - 40, 60, 80 etc., and the shawl is progressively more expensive as the count increases. Shawls mixed with other fibers like cotton and cotton derivatives are far cheaper. On the other and, woolen shawls mixed with pashmina will be far more expensive. Then too, there are shawls that look and feel like pashmina and which are priced between wool and pashmina. Here too, the quality of papier mache differs markedly, depending on two factors. The first is the papier mache in its raw state. Unless it is smoothened adequately to be silky to the touch, it is not considered high grade. On the other hand, inexpensive papier mache, brightly painted and varnished, makes a variety of gifts and souvenirs that do not cost a fortune. Eggs, eggcups, candle and pen stands, kum kum boxes and cigarette boxes are just a few options at the low end. Items made from walnut wood come from three parts of the tree: the branches, the trunk and the root. The branches have the pales colour of wood, and the trunk the darkest Branches have no veins trunks have the strongest marked veins. Objects made out of the root will be the costliest because of the wood used.


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