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Jammu is the second largest city of the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and is also its winter capital. Divided into two separate cities, the old town of Jammu is located on a hilltop overlooking the river Tawi while the new town is situated across the river, several kilometers away .


Jammu and Kashmir is also well known for its temples and shrines. There are a number of Tourist Attractions in Jammu and the most popular one is the Vaishno Devi Temple which is located in the Trikuta hills close to the city of Jammu.
A large number of tourists from all over the country flock to this religious spot every year. Jammu is bordered by Kashmir in the north, Himachal Pradesh in the south, Ladakh in the east and Azad Kashmir in the west. Jammu is surrounded by the Pir Panjal ranges, Tawi river basin, Trikuta hills and the Shiwalik range which add to the natural landscapes and attractive surroundings.

Jammu was initially named after Raja Jamboo Lochan who founded the city but with time the original name which was 'Jamboo' changed to 'Jammu'. There are a number of places of Tourist Attractions in Jammu such as the Bahu Fort, Mubarak Mandi Palace, and Dogra Art Museum, Sheesh Mahal, Surinsar Mansar Wildlife sanctuary and the Rani Charak Mahal. The Bahu Fort is famous for the Maha Kali temple. The Mubarak Mandi Palace is a harmonious blend of the Rajasthani, European and Mughal architecture.