Friday, January 11, 2013

Attractive Destinations of Jammu

Jammu is famous as the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir state and one of the most important spot of Jammu Kashmir Tourism. This place is known for hosting some of the important shrines of India, so people often call this place as ‘City of Temples’. Here tourists can enjoy a great number of attractive destinations. This beautiful state boasts for having most attractive destination in and around Jammu. Some of its important destinations are:

Bagh-e-Bahu Garden- you will find Bagh-e-Bahu around the location of Bahu Fort in Jammu. It is a beautiful and extensive terraced garden. In this beautiful garden, you will find artificial lake, flower beds, glittering waterfalls, lush green lawns, glittering waterfalls, fountains and big trees. From here you will get a pleasant view of the city and it is a favorite picnic spot for the people of Jammu and tourists. From Jammu city, you can easily reach to this pleasant place by auto-rickshaws and mini-buses.

Amar Mahal Palace Museum- this beautiful museum is a red sand stone palace and it is located amidst the beautiful surroundings of Jammu. Though this beautiful palace was built with the support of numbers of Indian artisans but its look resemble with a French chateau. Here you will feel that in this museum there is a rich collection of paintings, sculptures, books and paintings. In its Darbar Hall, family portraits of Jammu rulers and Pahari paintings are displayed. Inspite of having numbers of beautiful and attractive things, you will get amazed by viewing throne of120 kg solid gold which was made by Maharaja Hari Singh.

Kailash Lake: most of the people know this lake by the name of Vasuki Kunda and an important destination of Kashmir Lake Tour. it is located at a distance of 17km from Bhadarwa. It is one of the most known pilgrimage centre in Jammu. It is very auspicious to visit this place on New moon after Rakhi. Here you will find the stone images of Lord Vishnu, Shiva and Vasuki, inspite of having any temple.
Martand Sun Temple-here you will get the opportunity to see some marvelous work of King Lalitaditya which was built in honor of Bhaskar or Sun God.

Mantalai-it is a legendary place which is surrounded by beautiful lush deodar forests. It is located at a distance of few kilometers from Jammu District at an altitude of 2000m. It is said that this legendary place is associated with the marriage of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. Here you can also enjoy some neighboring beautiful places like Patnitop, Sudh Mahadev Temple and Krimchi.

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