Tucked away in the foothills of the Himalayas, with the picturesque river Tawi flowing alongside, stands the land that Raja Jambu Lochan discovered one day while he was hunting. Legend has it that he suddenly came upon a clearing where he saw a sight that left him speechless.
A tiger and a goat stood side by side drinking water from the same place in the Tawi river. He was so struck by this unsual sight that he decided to build a city on this soil where no-living creature seemed to bear enmity towards each other.
Today, as if in testimony, the city of Jammu is popularly known as the "City of Temeples". Innumerable temples and shrines with glittering "Shikhars" soar into the sky, like caretakers of the city, creating the ambience of a truly holy city.
Jammu Kashmir General Info.:
Area 20.36sq. kms
Altitude 305 metres
Population 2,23,361 ( 1981 census)
Languages Dogri, Hindi, Punjabi , Urdu and English
Best season September to April
Rainfall 107 cms (July to September).
Summer: Max. 43.0, Min. 23.4
Winter : Max. 26.2, Min. 4.3
Summer : Light cottons
Winter : Woollens
How to reach Jammu Kashmir
Indian Airlines operates scheduled services from Jammu to Delhi - and Srinagar/ Leh. Jammu airport is 8 kms from the city centre. ModiLuft also operates services between Jammu- Delhi and Jammu - Srinagar.
Jammu Tawi is an important railhead of the Norther Railways serving the Jammu and Kashmir State. The trains operating to/from Jammu are : Malwa Express, Super Fast, Jammu Mail, Jammu Express, Shalimar Express, Sealdah Express, Jhelum Exoress, Himgiri Express, Himsagar Express Lohit Express, Sarwodaya Express, Happa Express, Navyug Express, Gorakhpur Express, Barauni Express, Madras Express, Rajdhani Express and Ferozpur Express.
Jammu falls on Natinoal Highway 1-A and is connected by national highway network to all parts of the country.
Some important road distances are : Amritsar - 243 kms, Chandigarh - 436 kms , Delhi - 586 kms., Katra - 48 kms, Srinagar - 305 kms, Manali - 428 kms, Patnitop - 112 kms. Mansar - 60 kms.
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