Jammu, the city of ancient temples is a place of immense tourist
potential. The city is a right blend of past glory and modern landmarks.
The innumerable tourist spots in and around Jammu makes it a place
Bahu Fort: It is a renowned historical temple
of Goddess Mahakali popularly known as Bawe-Wali Mata. The fort
overlooks the river Tawi flowing placidly down the Jammu City.
Mubarak Mandi Complex: The complex has a history
as old as 150 years back. It was a royal residence of Dogra rulers.
The palaces are built as a group of buildings around the courtyard.
Successive Dogra rulers added to the complex in size. The complex
has halls and galleries which were used for official functions and
Amar Mahal Museum: It's a beautiful
palace of red sand stone which stands amidst most picturesque horizons
of Jammu. Once the residential palace of Raja Amar Singh, the palace
has been converted into a museum and is looked after by Hari-Tara
Dogra Art Museum: It
is presently located in the Pink Hall of Mubarak Mandi Complex.
The Museum houses about 800 rare and exquisite paintings from different
schools of paintings such as Basholi, Jammu and Kangra.
Peer Baba: Located in the outskirts of Jammu city
at a distance of about 8 Kms towards the aerodrome at Satwari. This
shrine is very popular among all sections of society. Baba Buddan
Shah was born at Talwandi in Punjab, and it is said that another
shrine of this Peer is located at Anandpur Sahib in Punjab.
Aap Shambhu Temple, Sathrian: Is
a temple situated at Sathrian in Roopnagar area of Jammu city. The
stone temple has self-made stone Lingam. According to a legend,
in the times immemorial this entire place was an uninhabited jungle,
the milky cows and buffaloes used to come to the Lingam after grazing
and shed entire milk on the Lingam.
Raghunath Temple: Located in
the heart of Jammu city, this complex is the most splendid temple
complex in Northern India. The complex consists of 17 temples. However,
it was named after the main temple of Lord Rama, Sita Mata and Lakshman
as the Dogra dynasty is believed to be the descendant of Lord Rama.
There is hardly any image of diety which is not represented in the