Mata Vaishno Devi Mandir
Vaishno Devi Mandir is one of the most popular and revered pilgrimage centres in India. Dedicated to the Hindu deity Vaishno Devi, endearingly known as Mata Rani (Goddess Durga), this holy abode of the goddess is situated at an altitude of 5200 feet. It is believed that the goddess resides in a holy cave of the three-peaked mountain known as Trikuta, near the town of Katra in Jammu. Devotees of all age groups screaming ‘Jai Mata Di’ at the top of their voices is quite motivating.
Raghunath Temple Jammu
Another highlight in our list of places to see in Jammu is Raghunath Temple, consisting of seven different Hindu shrines. The complex dates back to the beginning of the nineteenth century when it was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Each of the temples in the complex has a similar spire, differentiated by height. The architectural style here seems to show a blend of Sikh and Mughal styles. Other than the facade and overall look of the temples, the paintings inside them catch the attention as they depict chapters of Mahabharat, Bhagavad Geeta, and Ramayana.
Bahu Fort in Jammu
An important addition to any Jammu sightseeing session is the Bahu Fort. Dating back to the 18th century this fort was built by Raja Gulab Singh of Dogra Empire. It is located at the opposite of Jammu’s Old Town, at an elevation of 325 meters. The thick fortified walls of the structure are built using black mortar and lime. Though there are many attractions inside the Bahu Fort, the most famous one is Mahakali Temple which was built back in the eighth century.
Peer Kho Temple in Jammu
Peer Kho Cave is a temple, which indeed is mentioned as a highlight in Jammu Kashmir tourist places list. The temple is among the oldest in the city and as per the archeological records, it was built in the fifteenth century when Raja Ajaib Dev was in the reign. The massive courtyard of the temple is what grabs the attention, especially when it it lit during the celebration of different Hindu festivals such as Diwali.