The winter-capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu is lovably touted as the ‘city of temples’. It has innumerable holy pilgrimages and shrines exuding a pleasing and holy ambience. Jammu is best known for housing Vaishno Devi, a beacon of faith and fulfillment to millions of devotees from around the world. Each year close to 8 million people visit this shrine. Other famous sacred sites in Jammu are Raghunath Mandir, Shiv Ranbireshwar Temple, Khori Temple, Bawey Wali Mata Temple, and Peer Kho Cave Temple.
The city is lush with various historical structures such as Mubarak Amar Mahal Palace, Bahu Fort and Mandi Palace that pull history buffs and culture enthusiasts in large numbers. Basking in the natural glory of alpine meadows and the lofty cerulean mountains, this panoramic landscape offers a perfect blend of traditional and modern shopping. From Vir Marg, Raghunath Bazaar and Hari Market to The Kashmir Government Arts Emporium, one can shop for a wide range of Kashmiri souvenirs, Pashmina shawls, paper mache items, wooden carvings, dried fruits and traditional Dogra jewellery.