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Jammu Tour Packages

BookYourOwn promises to plan a memorable Jammu trip that’ll keep your memories alive for a long time. BookYourOwn holiday packages are curated to entertain all types of tourists from different regions of India. Check out BookYourOwn's customizable Jammu tour packages for a unique traveling experience. Our tour packages to Jammu are available at exceptional prices and discounts.


BookYourOwn’s Jammu Tour Packages include accommodation, transportation, guided tours to main Jammu sightseeing points, and adventure activities.


BookYourOwn promises to curate the right Jammu vacation tours depending on your time, budget, and travel interests. Explore our whole range of holiday packages, featuring short to long itineraries for Jammu vacation. Book the right Jammu tour package that fits your needs, time, and interests. For travelers seeking comfort and quality at the top, our luxury Jammu tour packages offer stays in top-notch hotels, private transportation, and special meals.


Read this detailed Jammu travel guide to know the best time to visit Jammu, the top things to do in Jammu, and how to reach Jammu. 

A Quick Overview of Jammu Tourism: The City of Temples

The surreal landscapes, rich culture, and rare wildlife species make Jammu a top tourist destination. The Shivalik and Triulkta ranges surround Jammu, known for its forts, temples, museums, and palaces, including Mubarak Mandi Palace and Bahu Fort. The place offers endless tourist spots, adventure activities, shopping destinations, and authentic dishes. Being home to various small-scale and cottage industries, you can buy lots of expensive stuff like carpets, pashminas, copper utensils, walnut wood, etc. at a genuine price. Jammu is the gateway to Kashmir and a popular pilgrimage site, including Vaishno Devi Temple, Peer Ho Cave, Shiv Khori, and Raghunath Temple. 


Jammu represents a diverse culture influenced by Islam, Sikhism, and Hinduism. The beautiful city is blessed with stunning hill stations like Patnitop amidst the Shivalik ranges, meadows, and pine trees. In addition, you can also try a plethora of adventure activities around Zanskar and the Indus River on Jammu tour packages. Paragliding, horseback riding, trekking, boating, and biking are some of the best things to do on snow-covered peaks. Jammu has something to offer for everyone. So, book the right Jammu tour package based on your travel preferences 


Some interesting facts about Jammu:

  • Jammu is named after Jambu Lochan, a renowned ruler of the 9th century.
  • Jammu serves as the winter capital of the Indian Union Territory of J&K.
  • Jammu was also the capital of the Dogra Dynasty for centuries.
  • The last ruler of J&K was Maharaja Hari Singh until 1952.
  • Being a religious melting point, the place attracts millions of tourists worldwide.
  • The place is a paradise for foodies, with Rajma Chawal and Rogan Josh the must-try local delicacies.
  • Jammu is home to the prestigious Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology.

The Best Time to Visit Jammu

1. Summer (March to May): The temperature in summer varies from 35°C to 45°C. Even though the hot climate is uncomfortable, many tourists prefer to visit Jammu during the summer. It is the ideal time to visit Bagh-e-Bahu, Mubarak Mandir Palace, Raghunath Temple, and Dogra Art Museum. You'll have a great time exploring the hilly regions of Doda and Kishtwar.


2. Monsoon (July to August): It's the ideal time to shop and stroll through the local markets when the temperature is below 35°C. Plan a Jammu tour in Monsoon to escape the tourist crowd and peacefully explore Jammu. You can visit Mata Vaishno Devi temple, or try biking for the best journey experience.


3. Winter (November to February): The city experiences a temperature below -2°C in chilly winters. Winter is the perfect season to book Jammu tour packages for tourists seeking snowfall, snowy mountains, and enchanting landscapes. You’ll love visiting ancient temples, forts, and hills.


How to reach Jammu:

By Road: Bus services for Jammu are easily available from New Delhi. You can hire a private taxi or self-drive your car for more comfort. Jammu is located at a distance.


Distance: Approximately 600 km from Jammu; Time:  10–11 hours


By Train: Direct trains are available from almost all the major cities in India. JHELUM EXPRESS, MALWA EXPRESS, AII JAT EXPRESS, JAMMU RAJDHANI, and UTTAR S. KRANTI are various trains that you can book from Delhi.


By Air: Sheikh-Ul-Alam International Airport is the only airport in Jammu. IndiGo, Air India, and Jet Airways flights are available from major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Goa. It takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach Jammu from Delhi via Indira Gandhi International Airport. 

Best Places to Visit in Jammu

1. Vaishno Devi Mandir

This pilgrimage site is one of the Shaktipeeths dedicated to Maa Vaishno or Trikuta. The trek from Katra to Bhavan is about 12 km, with various facilities.  You can choose to travel by foot or via helicopter to reach the Shrine. Most of the devotees prefer to complete the trek by foot on Jammu tour packages. The helicopter lands at Sanjjichatt, which is 2.5 km from the main Bhavan. On the trail, you’ll find various medical facilities, eateries, and restrooms.


2. Natha Top

Perched at an altitude of 2711 meters, Natha Top is situated in the Udhampur region of J&K. The heavenly place offers enchanting views of mountains, valleys, pine, and cedar forests. Trekking enthusiasts should not miss out on the opportunity to visit Natha Top, which features rugged terrain. In winter, the place mystically transforms into a white snowland. Tourists love to try skiing and other winter sports. You’ll love watching the mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views from Natha Top. Plan a full-day visit to Natha Top on Jammu travel packages for an unmissable experience.


3. Raghunath Temple

It is among the gigantic temple complexes in North India. The huge temple contains seven shrines with Shikharas. Maharaja Ranbir Singh and Maharaja Gulab Singh built this giant temple in 1953. Although you’ll witness lots of deities in the temple, it's primarily dedicated to Lord Rama. Raghunath temple’s gallery also exhibits various Shaligrams, Lingams, and photos of Pantheons. The rituals and aartis performed during the morning and evening are worth witnessing on Jammu tour packages.


4. Patni Top

Located amidst the Pir Panjal ranges, Patni Top is 112 km away from Jammu city. It is one of the favourite and nearby honeymoon locations of North Indians. One can enjoy the distinct views of the Shivalik ranges and Chenab river basin from Patni Top. The place is also a popular adventure spot for tourists. Here, you can indulge in various exciting activities like paragliding, skiing, horseback riding, hiking, and trekking. Nathatop, Shiva Garh, and Sudh Mahadev are the other nearby attractions at Patni Top. A Jammu trip would be incomplete without a visit to Patni Top.


5. Ranbireshwar Temple

Dedicated to Mahadev (Lord Shiva), this incredible temple showcases about 1.25 lacs of bona Shivlings with a central lingam about 8 feet tall. You’ll find two different halls adorned with both sons of Lord Shiva (Kartikeya and Ganesha). Located on Shalimar Raod, the heritage place was built in 1853 by Maharaja Ranbir Singh. Include a visit to this temple in your Jammy holiday packages for an amazing experience.


6. Bagh-e-Bahu

If you are planning a Jammu tour package with your family or friends, add a stoppage to Bagh-e-Bahu to create some unforgettable memories. Also known as the Crown of Jammu, Bahu Fort showcases a manicured garden, a terrace garden, and the only underground aquarium in India. Besides this, you’ll also find a Bawe Wali Mata Templeatory and a public gallery. Over the top, a cable car service has also been inaugurated, which connects the Bahu Complex to PeerKho Caves and Mahamaya Temple.


7. Peer Kho Caves

Nestled amidst the Tawi River, the winding Peer Kho Caves offer an enthralling experience. It was built in an elevated location to prevent flooding in the city. It is believed that Jamvat Muni (from the Ramayana epic) meditated in these caves. A huge Shiva Linga situated within the lawn adorns the beauty of PeerKho Caves. Ropeway service is available to take you to the PeerKho Caves. 


8. Surinsar Lake

Located 24km from Jammu city, Surinsar is a freshwater lake featuring lush green landscapes, rolling hills, and dense forest. Be it a family picnic, friend getaway, honeymooners, tranquility seekers, or professional photographers,  it’s an ideal tourist destination for all types of travelers. If you are a dedicated birdwatcher, don’t forget to include a visit to Surinsar Lake in your Jammu tour package. Surinsar Lake is also of great religious significance to Hindus. It boasts a rich history linked to Anant Naag (the snake).

Top Things to Do in Jammu

Besides visiting the tourist attractions, there are a lot more things to do in Jammu. No matter whether you are a history buff, nature lover, or adventure enthusiast, Jammu makes sure to entertain all its visitors. Take a look!


1. Water Sports at Mansar Lake

Tourists who are always ready for the exciting water sports that can bring an adrenaline rush, Mansar Lake is such a perfect destination.  Enjoy skiing, boating, and other adventure activities with a backdrop of lush green landscapes at a nominal price on Jammu holiday packages.


2. Explore the Revolving Restaurant

Falak is a famous revolving restaurant in Jammu that is often crowded by tourists. Located in Hari Market, this lavish restaurant offers a rich culinary experience. One can easily fall in love with stunning interiors and a 360-degree panoramic view of the city.


3. Party & Nightlife

There are many high-profile pubs and clubs in Jammu like Metal Night Club, Highlanders Bar, and Ministry of Bar. These popular clubs allow you to explore  Jammu like never before. You can include a visit to pubs in Jammu travel packages for an exclusive experience. 


4. Shopping

It’s a must-do thing for newbies. Jammu is the hub of small-scale and cottage industries that gives tourists a golden chance to buy unique souvenirs at genuine prices. Explore some of the popular local markets, such as Hari Market, City Square Mall, and Raghunath Bazaar for the best shopping experience. 


5. Participate in festivals

It is the best thing anyone can do on their Jammu travel package. You’ll love the local culture, customers, and traditions of localities performed with great enthusiasm on special occasions, and Festivals. Participate in Navratri, Baisakhi, Lohri, and other local festival to gather some unforgettable memories.


6. Trekking

Patnitop is an adorable hill station known for its breathtaking surroundings and tranquil atmosphere. Plan a day tour to trek along the rugged terrains of Patni Top. Tourists can also try paragliding, and skiing during the winter season.


Explore Amar Mahal Palace Museum: Earlier a Palace, Amar Mahal was transformed into a Museum due to its rich collection of artifacts, manuscripts, and sculptures. Plan a day trip to completely explore this place reflecting the rich cultural heritage of Jammu.

Must-try local Cuisines in Jammu

1. Rajma Chawal: When it comes to Jammu’s famous cuisines, no other dish can replace the all-time favorite Rajma Chawal. Prepared with local spices, and aromatic flavors, Jammu’s Rajma Chawal is different from the taste of other cities.


2. Patande: Wheat, flour, milk, and sugar are the major ingredients used to prepare the Popular Patande. It’s a kind of snack and is often served in breakfast along with Jaggery, honey, and Desi Ghee.


3. Khameeri Roti: This nutritious snack item is prepared using wheat and yeast. It is fluffy, and soft, and is flavored with Kasoori methi or other aromatic spices for a rich taste. Khameeri Roti is typically served with curries in Jammu. 


4. Dum Aloo: This all-time favorite local cuisine is available in almost every restaurant in Jammu. It’s potato curry cooked with baby potatoes, creamy gravy of tomatoes, yogurt, onions, and local spices.


5. Modur Pulao: It’s a delightful cuisine prepared using rice, sugar, saffron, and dry fruits. Modur Pulao is often prepared on special occasions and festivals.


6. Rogan Josh: Though its signature Kashmiri Cuisine, yet is equally popular in Jammu. Rogan Josh is a feast for non-vegetarians. It is cooked using lamb in a thick gravy of yogurt, garlic, and many other flavorful spices.


For travelers who can’t compromise on the quality and taste of food, here’s the list of our handpicked restaurants in Jammu:


  • Falak, Hari Nagar Market
  • Balgotra Vaishno Restaurant, Gumat Chowk
  • Khana Khazana, Karan Nagar
  • Pahalwans
  • Amritsari Kulcha Hut


Must-Buy Souvenirs in Jammu

1. Pashmina: Visitors can buy high-quality Pashmina Shawls, winter suits, scarves, and stalls from local shops or showrooms in Jammu. 


2. Kashmiri Handicrafts: Jammu is known for manufacturing embroidered textiles, weaved carpets, papier-mâché items, and traditional Kashmiri jewelry. Buy such souvenirs at normal prices to make your loved ones feel special.


3. Safrron & Dry Fruit: J&K state is famous for its rich production of Saffron, and dry fruit. In addition, Saffron flavored teas are also available in various stores in Jammu. You can buy these local specialties as souvenirs to gift to your family or friends. 


4. Jammu’s Popular Sweets: Soan Papdi, Sohan Halwa, Panjeeri, Toda Barfi, Khajoor, and Phirni are some of the delicious local sweets to take back home.


5. Dogra Artifacts: The Dogra Dynasty ruled Jammu for several centuries, leaving numerous artifacts reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the city. To make your Jammu trip memorable, you can buy copper, brass utensils, and stone sculptures depicting various deities.


6. Traditional Wear:  The much-popular Kashmiri Phirans, Salwar suits, and heavy dupattas are a must-buy for women who always wish to look fashionable yet traditional.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Jammu

Q. What are some of the most famous restaurants to explore in Jammu?

A. Khana Khazana, Falak, And Balgotra Vaishno Restaurant are some of the famous restaurants to explore on Jammu tour packages

Q. What are the top attractions in Jammu?

A. You can visit Natha Top, Patni Top, Shiv Khori, and Ranbireshwar temple to make the most of your Jammu tour.