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Amar Mahal Museum and Library, Jammu

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Located in the heart of Jammu city, Amar Mahal Museum is housed in the palace built for Raja Amar Singh of Dongra dynasty. Dr. Karan Singh donated Amar Mahal to Hari Tara Charitable Trust for setting a museum and a library. The majestic palace composes of Durbar Hall, Nepal room, Art Galleries, Library, Raj Mata suite. Durbar hall exhibits the portraits of the Dogra rulers and is now used for seminars, lectures, workshops etc. The main attraction of the palace is the Golden Throne weighing around 120 kg is a symbol of great historic significance. Other important section of the palace is its art galleries such as Nala Damayanti Gallery, Contemporary Art Galleries and Dash-Avatar Gallery. The collection of gallery includes Kangra style of Indian miniatures paintings and the contemporary artworks of renowned artists like M.F. Hussain, J.Swaminathan, G. R. Santosh, Bikash Battacharjee, Ram Kumar, Laxman Pai and many others.

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Bagh-e- Bahu Aquarium, Jammu

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Bagh-e- Bahu Aquarium is one of the famous tourist attraction of Jammu and largest underground aquarium of the country. The aquarium and awareness centre has the entrance designed of fish mouth and exit in the shape of a fish tail. It has 24 aquarium caves compromising of 13 small caves for freshwater fishes and other for marine water fishes. The aquarium has more than 400 varieties of freshwater and marine water species. It also houses a public gallery, museum, laboratory and a multimedia conference hall to create awareness about marine life.

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Bagh-e- Bahu Garden, Jammu

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Located near Bahu fort on the banks of Tawi river, Bagh-e- Bahu Garden is built in Mughal style of architecture and famous for leisure and gathering. The garden is flourished with many beautiful plants and fountains. The garden also houses famous Bagh-e- Bahu Aquarium and a huge artificial lake. The visitor can just relax watching surrounding nature or panoramic view of Jammu city.

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Bahu Fort and Bawe Wali Mata Temple, Jammu

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Located on the banks of Tawi River, Bahu fort was built by Raja Bahu Lochan and believed to be 3000 years old. The huge gates of the fort greets the visitors with its fine carvings. The fort has towers, pillars, underground chambers and water reservoirs. The fort also houses Bawe Wali Mata temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, the reigning deity of the region. Devotees visit the temple on Tuesdays and Sundays, regarded auspicious.

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Har Ki Pauri temple, Jammu

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Built on the banks of river Tawi, Har Ki Pauri temple is famous for its large idols of God. The temple complex is divided into three sections. The first section has huge idol of Lord Ganesha and a shrine of Chamunda Devi. The second section Rameswar has a big idol of Lord Hanuman and the main section called Char Dham has big shrine of Lord Vasudeva.

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Mubarak Mandi Palace, Jammu

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Mubarak Mandi Palace was the palace of the rulers from Dogra Dynasty till 1925 when Raja Hari Singh moved to the Hari Niwas Palace in the northern part of Jammu. Built in mix style of architecture, the palace complex houses many important structures like Darbar Hall, the Pink Palace, Royal Courts buildings, Gol Ghar Complex, Nawa Mahal, Rani Charak Palace, Hawa Mahal, the Toshakhana palace and the Sheesh Mahal. The Pink Hall is converted to a museum called Dogra Art museum that holds several miniature paintings and emperor Shah Jahan’s golden bow and arrow. Some part of the palace is now in ruined condition.

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Raghunath Mandir, Jammu

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Located at the heart of the city, Raghunath Mandir is the important pilgrimage of Jammu. The construction of the temple was started by then Maharaja Kashmir Gulab Singh in 1835 and completed by his son Maharaja Ranbir Singh in 1860. The temple structure has seven shikharas of which main shikhara is devoted to Lord Rama and other to other forms of Lord Vishnu. The inner walls of the main temple are covered with gold sheet on three sides while the interiors of the temple are plated with gold. The temple complex also houses other small temples of Hindu Gods. The library in the temple premises hold rare Sanskrit manuscripts and documents.

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Ranbireshwar Mandir, Jammu

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Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Ranbireshwar Mandir was built by Maharaja Ranbir Singh in 1883. Located on Shalimar Road near the New Secretariat, the temple is one of the biggest and ancient temple in India. The main shrine is Shiva lingam measuring eight foot in eight craved out of black stone and one of the biggest in India. It also has 12 shivlings in crystal, measuring 15 cm to 38 cm and galleries with thousands of Shivlingams fixed on stone slabs.

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Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine, Katra

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A pilgrimage to the Holy Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji is considered to be one of the holiest pilgrimages in India. The Holy Cave of the Mother is situated at an altitude of 5200 ft. with a trek of nearly 12 km from the base camp at Katra. Proper arrangements are made for old persons and senior citizens. At the end of holy journey, the devotes are blessed with the Darshans of the Mother Goddess inside the Holy Cave in the shape of three natural rock formations called the Pindies. The uniqueness of the pilgrimage is no idol or shrine of Holy Mata is the cave.

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