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JAMMU SIGHTSEEING

 

There are several interesting attractions in the town of Jammu. Raghunath and Rambireswar Temples:The Raghunath Temple is in the centre of the city and has a large complex.It makes a good sunset silhouette.The Rambireswar Temple is dedicated to Lord Siva. Dogra Art Gallery: The Dogra Art Gallery, in the Gandhi bhavan, has an important collection of miniature paintings. Amar Mahal Palace: On the northern outskirts of town,this palace museum has a family portrait gallery and another important collection of paintings. JAMMU TO SRINAGAR Aknoor: This used to be the route to Srinagar in the Moghul era. Basohli: This is the birth place of the Pahari miniature painting style. Surinsar and Mansar Lakes: East of Jammu, these lakes are picturesque. Vaishno Devi:There is a cave temple of the 3 mother goddesses of Hinduism. Riasi:It is the ruined fort of General Zorawar Singh. Nearby is a Gurudwara with some interesting old frescoes and another important cave temple. Ramnagar:The Palace of Colours has beautiful Pahari-style wall paintings. Kud: There is a well known mountain spring, Swami ki Bauli. Patnitop: Patnitop is intended to be the nucleus of tourist development. Batote:As in Kud, there is a spring close to the village - Amrit Chasma. Sanasar: This valley is a centre for the Gujjar Shepherds each summer. Bhadarwah:Every Two years a procession of pilgrims walk from this beautiful high-altitude valley to the Kalpash Lake. Sudh Mahadev:There is a Siva Temple.Five km from Sudh Mahadev is Man Talai, where some archaeological discoveries have been made.


JAMMU - GETTING THERE AND AWAY

 

AIR : The offices of Indian Airlines and Vayudoot are at the Tourist Reception Centre. Indian Airlines has flights to Delhi, Srinagar, Chandigarh, Leh and Amritsar. Vayudoot flies to Delhi 5 times a week. BUS : Srinagar buses depart from various locations: superfast mini-coaches, A class and deluxe go from the Tourist Reception Centre; B class leave from the bus station; and private buses depart from various parts of the city. Buses also run from the railway station where they meet arriving trains- thus you can take the overnight 4645 Shalimar Express from Delhi and catch a bus as soon as you arrive at around 7 am. Southbound, there are frequent buses from Jammu to Delhi, Amritsar, Pathankot and other cities. Pathankot is the departure point for Dharamshala, Dalhousie and the other Himachal Pradesh hill stations. TRAIN : The 4645 Shalimar Express leaves Delhi at 4.10 pm and arrives in Jammu at 7 am. This is the only train that arrives early to link out with the early buses to Srinagar. There are also direct rail links with Madras, Bombay, Calcutta, Varanasi and Gorakhpur. TAXI : As a faster alternative to the buses, you could take a share taxi to Srinagar, from outside the railway station in Jammu.


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