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Jammu Travel Guide, India

Jammu is part of Jammu and Kashmir (a state in north most location of India). Jammu and Kashmir is one of the most disputed states on this planet considering the partition issue. Pakistan on one hand claims that Kashmir is there property while India claims Kashmir to be their state. This state has been in pipe since the Indian independence in the year of 1947 and their seem to be least chances that this issue will be solved considering the fact that the issue of Kashmir has now become a political issue which is regularly being used by politicians to fight political battles.

Returning to Jammu, it is also famous by the name of ‘City of Temples’ due to the number of temples which one will find in and around this region. The number of temples and their shikhars touching the heights of the sky of Jammu give the city a very pleasant and holy look when viewed from some high point.

Jammu is surrounded by Ladakh from the east, from south by Himachal Pradesh, and from the North by the disputed section of this north most state Kashmir. Mostly the Jammu region is formed from the famous Shivalik Range. Jammu is geographically sandwiched by Daman Koh Plains which lie on its south and Vale of Kashmir which lie of the North of Jammu.

Jammu happens to be the most visited tourist spots when it comes to pilgrimage destinations due to the number of temples in this region. The most popular of these is the Vaishno Devi temple which is visited by thousands of Hindu followers every year even when the surroundings are covered with freezing ice.

Jammu is the administrative hot spot for the state of Jammu and Kashmir and this increases the importance of Jammu on the national level and the political level. The winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir is the city of Jammu itself. This city is the largest in terms of population in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Most of Jammu’s population follows Hinduism. The total population of Jammu as per the latest consensus is around 2.7 million inhabitants. Although Hinduism is the most famous religion of this region still Sikhism and Islam have strong historical roots which cannot be ignored.

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  • steelfish82Travel tip
    travel tip by steelfish82 posted more then 30 days ago
    Jammu is vey crowded during the months of october and April due to the holy Navratri season in India. To get good accommodations during these times, do make reservations well in advance.
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