Jammu City Information

Jammu-- a city of temples, where glittering 'sihkars' adds to the ambience of this holy city. Jammu is located along River Tawi in the foot hills of the Himalayas. Here he saw a tiger and a goat drinking water side by side. It was a place where no one had enmity with other, so he built a city which came to be known as Jammu. Jammu offers the widest diversity of terrain and beauty. The entire region is pocketed with lakes and valleys.

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.

Being near the Himalayas, the climate of the entire area is cold though summers are markedly warm. The temperatures range from 26.2'C to 4.3' C in winters and from 43.0'C to 23.4'C during summers. The recommended clothing for winters would be heavy/medium woolens while light cottons would be the best for summers in Jammu. Summers in Jammu are a sweltering, uncomfortable contrast to the cool climes of Kashmir. However, from October onwards, it becomes quite pleasant

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