Surrounded by the Himalayas in the north and the northern-plains in the south, it is the winter capital & the largest city in the district of the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, lying on the banks of the river Tawi.
The most visited place in the union territory, it is also known as the City of Temples, due to its ancient temples and Hindu shrines. Located at irregular ranges of low heights at the Shivalik hills, it is located at an average elevation of about 980 feet above the sea level.
Located around 600 kilometers from the national capital, New Delhi, Jammu is enclosed by the Shivalik range to the north, east, and southeast. Similar to the rest of north-western India, Jammu features a humid subtropical climate, along with extreme summer.
Along with several small industries, the city is the main cultural and economic center of the administrative division of Jammu. The city is also famously known for its Sund Panjeeri, Patisa, rajma with rice, and Kalari cheese.
Akhnoor Fort, Raghunath Temple, Amar Mahal Museum, Mansar Lake, Mubarak Mandi Palace, Bahu Fort, and Bagh-e-Bahu are some of the most prominent tourist destinations to visit in Jammu.