Planning A Getaway To Jammu? Here Is Your 2-Day Itinerary

A two-day trip is ideal for anyone planning to cover Jammu's major hotspots like the Vaishno Devi shrine and Amar Mahal Palace
Amar Mahal Palace, Jammu
Amar Mahal Palace, JammuShutterstock

A two-day journey to Jammu promises cultural richness, scenic wonders, and historical marvels. Nestled in the northernmost part of India, Jammu is known for its iconic temples, including the Vaishno Devi shrine. The city's vibrant bazaars offer a glimpse into its lively local culture, while the picturesque landscapes of the Shivalik range captivate the senses. Take a look at our itinerary to plan your two-day sojourn accordingly.

Day 1

MORNING

Breakfast At A Local Eatery: Start your day with a traditional Kashmiri breakfast at a local eatery. Try Kashmiri tea (Kahwa) and local bread like Lavasa or Sheermal.

Raghunath Temple Tour: Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the Raghunath Temple, exploring its seven shrines and the intricate architecture. (Timings: 6 am - 8 pm)

Walk Around Old Jammu City: Stroll through the Old Jammu City, exploring the bustling markets and experiencing the local culture.

Bagh-e-Bahu
Bagh-e-BahuShutterstock

AFTERNOON

Lunch: Have lunch at a restaurant in the Mubarak Mandi Palace complex. Enjoy the historic ambience and try some local Dogra cuisine.

Mubarak Mandi Palace Tour: Spend the afternoon exploring the Mubarak Mandi Palace and its various sections, including the Dogra Art Museum. (Timings: 9 am - 6 pm)

Amar Mahal Palace Visit: Head to the Amar Mahal Palace, explore its museum and learn about the history of the erstwhile princely state. (Timings: 9 am- 1 pm and 2 pm - 5 pm)

EVENING

Peer Kho Cave Temple: Visit the Peer Kho Cave Temple and the surrounding gardens in the evening. According to legends, Jamvant (bear God) from Ramayana mediated here, also earning the place name 'Jamvant Cave.' (Timings: 5 am - 7 pm)

Have dinner at a local restaurant, trying some authentic Jammu cuisine.

Day 2

A vendor at his sweet shop/Representational
A vendor at his sweet shop/RepresentationalShutterstock

MORNING

Breakfast At A Hotel/Local Cafe: Enjoy breakfast at your hotel or a local café, trying different local breakfast options.

Vaishno Devi Temple Day Trip: Start your day trip to the Vaishno Devi Temple. You can trek or take a chopper ride to reach the temple.

(Timings: 5 am - 12 pm and 4 pm - 9 pm)

AFTERNOON

Lunch At Vaishno Devi Bhawan: Have lunch at one of the restaurants near Vaishno Devi Bhawan, offering vegetarian meals.

Bahu Fort And Garden Tour: After returning from Vaishno Devi, explore Bahu Fort and its beautiful gardens. (Timings: 5 am - 10 pm)

Relax At Bagh-e-Bahu: Spend some time relaxing at Bagh-e-Bahu, enjoying the view of the Tawi River.

Vaishno Devi shrine
Vaishno Devi shrinePeppy Graphics / Shutterstock

EVENING:

Dinner At A Local Restaurant: Have dinner at a local restaurant, savouring more local delicacies.

Optional Visit to Mansar Lake: If time permits, consider an evening visit to Mansar Lake for a peaceful end to your trip.

Adjust the schedule based on your preferences and the specific opening hours of the attractions. Checking for any religious or cultural events that might affect your plans is always a good idea.

Where To Stay

Jammu boasts a range of hotels, from budget to luxury, providing comfortable and convenient stays. These hotels are scattered across the city, offering easy access to popular tourist attractions, markets, and transportation hubs. Some renowned hotels include the Hari Niwas Palace, Ritz Manor, and Lemon Tree Hotel. There is also a provision of Dharamshalas for Vaishno Devi pilgrims. 

You can also refer to Jammu Tourism's official website for more stay options.

Getting There

The city is well-connected with its airport, Satwari Airport, offering domestic flights. Jammu Tawi Junction is a major railway station connecting to various cities. National Highway 44 (NH-44) provides a smooth road journey accessible from different parts of India.

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