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Jammu District

The winter capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir

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, Panch Peer, 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.

Deepavali, Lohri, Holi, Ramnavami, Shivratri, Tihar, Navroze, Id, Baisakhi, Bahu Mela, Chaitre Chaudash, Purmandal Mela, Jhiri Mela, and Mansar Mela are the main festivals.

Updated on 18th July, 2005

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