Places in Jammu
Jammu is the winter capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Nestled against the backdrop of the snow-capped Pir Panjal Mountains, the region of Jammu constitutes the southernmost unit of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated on the banks of the Tawi river. Jammu was the homeland of the Dogras who ruled over the entire state till 1947. Jammu is the second largest city in the state. Jammu covers an area of 20.36 square kms and situated at an altitude of 305 metres. This state holds the glorious history of the valiant kings, calmness of the lakes, greenery of the forests and amazing rivers. The city of Jammu, is the epicenter of all socio-economic activities in the Jammu region. Although Jammu is considered as a stopover point for moving to higher regions of the Himalayas, there are some interesting places to visit in Jammu. It is also the base for visiting various tourist and pilgrimage places in which the region abounds.