Jammu is popularly known as 'the city of temples.' It is situated on the banks of the Tawi, and is spread over an area of 3,097 sq km. Jammu shares its borders with Udhampur District
in the north and north-east, Kathua District
in the east and south-east, Sialkot (in Pakistan) in the west, and Rajouri
and Bhimber (Azad Jammu and Kashmir) in the north-west. The district has a sub-tropical climate. The average rainfall is 1,246 mm. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people.
There are a number of historic and holy places:
Ziarat Baba Buddan Shah,
Ziarat baba Roshan Shah Wali, Ziarat Peer Mitha,
Dargah Garib Shah, Bahu Fort, Mubarak Mandi Palace Complex, Rani Charak Mahal,
Amar Mahal Museum,
Dogra Art Museum, Peer Khoh Temple, Aap Shambhu Temple, Raghunath Temple, Gadhadharji Temple, Ranbireshwar Temple, Panchbakhter temple, Purmandal, Nagbani, Gurdwara Shri Guru Nanak Devji, and Wazarat Road Church. Surinsar Lake, Jajjar Kotli, Bagh-e-Bahu Garden, and Jhiri are some of the tourist places.
Shivratri, Tihar, Navroze, Id,
Baisakhi, Bahu Mela, Chaitre Chaudash, Purmandal Mela, Jhiri Mela, and Mansar Mela are the main festivals.