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Jammu Getaway

Hindu Pilgrimage | Pilgrim Centre

Photo Courtesy Paul La Porte
Raghunath Temple (Photo Courtesy: Bhadani)

Jammu is a regional centre for trade, state capital and is home to many renowned temples and popularly known as city of temples.

The main attraction of Jammu is The Raghunath temple. Built in 1857, temple complex comprises seven shrines, each with a tower of its own. It is the largest temple complex in northern India dedicated to Lord Rama. The temple is also renowned for its depiction of the Rama Lila and Krishna Lila in paintings.

Other temples around Jammu are:

* Bawey Wali Mata inside the Bahu Fort (5 kms) attracts pilgrims every Tuesday and Sunday.
* Peer Kho Cave temple, the Panchbakhtar temple and the Ranbireshwar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva
* The Dargah (shrine) of Peer Budhan Ali Shah or Peer Baba
* Mansar Lake (62 kms), a holy site, sharing the legend and sanctity of Lake Mansarovar.

Stay Duration : Typically guests can stay for 2 nights and visit all temples (except Vaishnodevi). Guests also visiting Katra (Vaishnodevi temple) will require 1 additional night stay at Katra. During Dussera the Ragunath temple comes alive with dance competition and festivities and additional stay can be considered during this period.

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