Jammu is better known as the City of temples that includes several important religious sites where you can have divine and devotional experience. On the other hand, you can soak in the beauty of nature, try adventure activities, and explore historical places near Jammu. Whenever you want a quick break from your stressful lives, head to these amazing places for weekend getaways from Jammu.
Located 210 km from Jammu, Amritsar is a prominent tourist destination. Tourist places to visit in Amritsar are Jallianwala Bagh, Partition Museum, Wagah Border but the main attraction of Amritsar is the Golden Temple – a holy place that is visited by thousands of people throughout the year. One must also try finger licking street food of Amritsar to enjoy your trip as much as possible. Bus and train are the two ways to reach Amritsar.
Best time to visit Amritsar: October till March.
Consider yourself fortunate if you get a chance to visit Vaishno Devi Temple to seek blessings from the Mother goddess. Just located 59 km from Jammu, one can reach Katra by road or Bus. And from there, people have to trek for around 12 km to reach the temple. If you don’t prefer trekking, you can opt for helicopter services or pony as well. The journey is really beautiful, surrounded by majestic mountains and picturesque views, all the exhaustion will ease away once you reach the holy shrine. The energy, positive vibes, and tranquility of that place are unmatchable. Ardh Kuwari Cave and Bhairavnath Temple are also the main attractions visited by millions every year.
Best time to visit Vaishno Devi: One can visit any time but the Summer season is considered the ideal time to visit Vaishno Devi.
Patnitop is a peaceful destination near Jammu to spend your vacation in nature’s paradise. This heavenly hill station is surely a dream come true for all photography lovers because of the green landscape, snow-capped mountains, pine forests, beautiful lakes are the most perfect backdrop. Patnitop is 112 km from Jammu where you can travel by Bus, Taxi or Car. You can go on a leisure walk, laze around, enjoy a picnic with loved ones, visit temples or try adventure sports like trekking, skiing, paragliding. Hot air balloon rides and a lot more.
Best time to visit PatniTop: During summers, the weather is pleasant but if you wish to witness snowfall, January to February is the best time.
Dalhousie is located 177 km from Jammu and is known for its stunning views, tranquil ambiance, rivers, flower gardens, British-era architecture, and more, that’s why it is a great destination for a family holiday. While you are in Dalhousie, go for an early morning walk or night walk alone to admire the natural beauty given by God to us, enjoy the calmness and clear your mind. Dalhousie tourism lets you explore St. John’s church, Kalatop Wildlife sanctuary, do boating at Chamera lake. If you like to shop, then you must visit the Tibetan market to buy some cool Tibetan stuff and Himalaya handloom. Many restaurants and cafes are available to enjoy delicious dishes during your trip.
Best time to visit Dalhousie: March till May.