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"Bagh-e-Bahu Botanical garden" Jammu Things to Do Tip by kokoryko

Jammu Things to Do: 19 reviews and 69 photos

  View on Tawi River
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  • View on Tawi River - Jammu
      View on Tawi River
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  • The garden is well landscaped - Jammu
      The garden is well landscaped
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  • View over wide terraces of the garden - Jammu
      View over wide terraces of the garden
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  • Blooming in winter - Jammu
      Blooming in winter
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  • Entrance of the botanical garden - Jammu
      Entrance of the botanical garden
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In this Winter Capital of Jammu and Kashmir, one place to visit is the Botanical Garden; this garden, also known as Bagh-e-Bahu, has been initially been laid out under Maharajah Gulab Singh. There are in fact three things to do in this garden:
Enjoy the view over the old and new cities of Jammu, and the Tawi river.
Look at the flowers, trees and layout of this landscaped garden; even have a chat with the gardeners.

Observe the locals who like a lot to walk in the garden, have picnic, or just sit on the lawn, watch their children playing. . .
It was local winter and there were not a lot flowers to see; there are many Himalayan flowers, of course, but in spring or summer, I guess the garden would be full of colours; the roses try to give some colours. On the main picture you see the Tawi river, separating Old Jammu (right) and New Jammu, and terraces, basins. . . views from the high areas of the garden are very enjoyable.
Another view against the light from top of the garden, on picture 2, the terraces above the river, on picture 3; as I wrote, it was winter, but this tree (did not identify!) was giving some colours to the garden (picture 4). Of course, like in many cities of India, the traffic is heavy and you have to walk between cars, rickshaws, motorcycles, etc. . . to reach the entrance of the garden (picture 5)

Directions: Bagh-e Bahu, on the way to Bahu Fort, south East of the Tawi river, 4-5 km from the city centre; all taxi or rickshaw drivers know.
32°43’30’’N, 74°52’45’’ E

Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 21, 2008
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