Tourist places

Amar Mahal Museum

AmarMahalAmar Mahal, constructed by King Raja Amar of Dogra in 1890s, is planned by a French architect and looks like a French chateau with Indian artisans.

This beautiful architectural monument served as the Royal family residence for many years.It was made out of red sand stone. Later the palace was turned to museum with rich collections of paintings, books, inscriptions and sculptures.

 

Bahu Fort

jammu-bahu-fortThe impressive structure Bahu Fort is amazing due to its construction itself. The fort was constructed by Raja Bahulochan, nearly 300 years back.

A majestic garden, known as Bagh-e-Bahu with extensive lawns beautifully filled with flowers and plants is a favorite picnic spot and surrounds the Bahu Fort. The garden has all types of attractions ranging from plants, big trees and flowers to waterfalls.

 

Mubarak Mandi Palace

MubarakMandiPalaceA palace complex having a history of more than 150 years, Mubarak Mandi Palace, was the royal residence of the erstwhile Dogra Kings. A very beautiful architecture, blended with Baroque, Mugal, Rajasthani and European styles, attracts the tourists invariantly to this spot.

The most striking section is the Sheesh Mahal. The pink hall in this palace houses the Dogra art museum displaying many valued paintings.

 

Raghunath Temple

ragunath-templeRaghunath Temple, constructed by Maharaja Gulab Singh and his son Maharaja Ranbir Singh starting in 1851 and finishing in 1857, is in the midst of a temple complex including Panjbakhtar Temple and Ranbireshwar Temple.

The lovely temple complex consisting seven historical shrines adorned with a tower. The chief deities in these temples are different incarnations of Lord Vishnu, Lord Surya and Lord Shiva.

 

Vaishno Devi Temple

vaishno-devi-templeAmong the remarkable shrines in the entire north India, Rakhunath Mandir in Jammu takes the prime position. Dedicated to Lord Ram, this temple adorns the heart of the city and under the surveillance of seven other shrines.

Its gold plated interiors and intrinsic structural design with the magnificient Mugal artistic texture makes the visit to this shrine a splendorous experience.

 

Bawewali Mata Temple

bawewallimaatempleThe renowned Bawey Wali Mata Temple is placed in the interiors of the Bahu Fort and the temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali. It is assumed that this famous temple is constructed in 1822, immediately after Maharaja Gulab Singh took the throne of the Kingdom.

The local folks believed that this Goddess, Bawey Wali Mata, is the presiding deity of the whole region of Jammu.