Jammu sightseeing: Lesser known Places you Must see.

Jammu & Kashmir is diverse state with rich architectural heritage and natural beauty. While kashmir is a destination frequented by travellers, their is not much known about the beauty of Jammu. Move over patnitop, mansar & sanasar, here are some Lesser known Places near Jammu, J&K for a day outing.

1.Suchetgarh Border,Rs pura Jammu:

The place is somewhere around 28 km from the city and offers a good drive to the village sites. The place has been developed by the authorities and includes a small park in its vicinity.

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Depending on situations at the border , the tourists are allowed to the last barricade which is closest to the border (We were thankfully, one time). The other times you can have a view of the gates through the viewing spots and bunkers that are set up a little farther away from the barricades. This spot also has the infamous Banyan tree which is around 100 years old right in the centre ie half in India and Half in Pakistan that serves as a good reminder of the free will of nature. 🍀
In close vicinity are the “Gharana and Abdullian wet lands where migratory birds of a number of varieties flock during winter season.
Tip: Don’t forget to carry your Id cards. A small refreshment place & a museum is also maintained for the tourist.

While in Rs pura, definitely try the famous Milk cake by Shri Phima Ram Ji sweet shop at the border village of Abdullian in Ranbir Singh Pura (R.S. Pura) Tehsil. It is a 42 year old shop that specialises in this indulgent desert made over smoked heartwood . Read more about it here

2. Atal Setu Bridge, Basohli

Atal Setu near Pathankot is a 592 mt long cable-styled bridge on the river Ravi. This bridge is first of its kind in North India and fourth of its kind in nation. The other such three bridges are in Mumbai(Bandra-Worli sealink), Allahabad(Naini) and Kolkata(Hoogly).

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This bridge is first of its kind in North India and fourth of its kind in nation. The other such three bridges are in Mumbai(Bandra-Worli sealink), Allahabad(Naini) and Kolkata(Hoogly)

Located at distance of 145 km( 2.5hours) from Jammu . In addition to the blue water and picturesque spot, the bridge can also give a view of Chamundavi devi temple which is one of the most famous temples of basholi.

3. Krimchi Temple, Udhampur

Krimchi temples is a complex of seven ancient temples in Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir. It is located at village Krimchi 12 km from Udhampur and 74Km from Jammu . This group of temples is locally known as the Pandava Temples.

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The main temple is 50 feet tall and is dedicatedto Shiva, Ganesha, Vishnu and Parvati and is a sight to behold.

4. Ramnagar Fort & Sheesh Mahal,Ramnagar

It is situated at a distance of .. from Jammu in Ramnagar, Udhampur near bank of Mansa Devi Nallah. Built by Raja Suchet Singh, son of Maharaja Ranbir Singh this fort is an architectural Marvel.

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Just opposite to the fort is the Sheesh Mahal or the Palace of Mirrors as the falls are decorated with mirrors and mural paintings of Raginis & Nyakas. The fort is unique in its own way. While you are in Udhampur, donot forget to take home with you the special Kaladi (Desi mozelerra cheese) that is a favourite of every local.

5. Bhimgarh Fort, Reasi

Bhimgarh Fort, generally known as the Reasi Fort, is near Reasi , a town approximately 64 km northwest of Jammu

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Built by Maharaja Rashipal Rana, The fort has a temple, a pond, rooms of different sizes, armoury and treasury and entry gate made of Baluka stones & Rajasthani Carvings. Though the tourist facilities may not be very developed, nevertheless the grandeur of these places is unmatched.

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