"Jammu, the winter capital of Indian Kashmir" Jammu by johnbradshawlayfield

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Jammu district derives its name from the city of Jammu which besides being the winter capital of the state, is known as the city of temples. It is believed that the city was originally founded by Raja Jamboo Lochan who lived in fourteenth century B.C. The Raja had gone out one day for hunting when he happened to witness a tiger and a goat drinking water from one and the same pond. This extraordinary phenomenon set him thinking and he decided to build a city at this site so that the strong and weak could live together in peace and mutual tolerance. Eventually, he founded the city which came to be known as "Jamboo" after his own name. With the passage of time and due to its frequent use the pronunciation of the name got slightly distorted and the city, came to be known as 'Jammu' as it is called now.

Jammu has a domestic airport. You can travel here on air by Indian, Jet Airways, Spice Jet India, Air Sahara, Indigo, Go Air from Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow and Agartala.

It is also accessible by trains from the above mentioned cities.

  • Last visit to Jammu: Jan 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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