JAMMU CITY ( JAMMU CITY )
Jammu - the Duggar land where the past still has a living presence. A land of grand ancient temples, and beautiful palaces. Nestled against the backdrop of the snow-capped Pir Panjal Mountains, the region of Jammu constitutes the southernmost unit of the state of Jammu & Kashmir. It forms part of the transition between the Himalayan range in the north and the dusty plains of Punjab in the south. Between these two extremities lie a series of scrub-covered hills, forested mountain ranges and river valleys, encompassing several microclimatic regions that extend from Kishtawar in the north-east to Akhnoor in the south-west, and the historic town of Poonch in the north-west to the borders of Kangra (H P) in the south-east. The Shivalik hills cut across the area from the east to the west while the rivers Ravi, Tawi and Chenab cut their way through the region. The last stop on the railway line north is Udhampur, where you can catch onward buses and hire SUVs/MUVs (Tata Sumo / Toyota Innova/ Mahindra Scorpio). However it is better to get down in Jammu and catch a taxi from there as these are more readily available.
HOW TO REACH
Jammu is on National Highway 44 and is connected by the highway network to all parts of the country.
BY ROAD(BUS SERVICE)
Daily bus services of all classes operate to and from Jammu to Srinagar, Delhi, Amritsar, Ambala, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Pathankot, Shimla, and Haridwar.Besides the J&K State Road Transport Corporation (J&K SRTC) the road transport corporations of Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Chandigarh also operate bus services between Jammu and various cities in north India. All inter-state bus services operate to and from the Jammu General Bus Stand.
Tourist Taxis Taxis (Innova, Tavera etc) operate between Jammu and Srinagar on shared seat basis. These are mostly run by private Tour operators. Taxis for local sightseeing or to visit any tourist destination can be hired at Jammu from the Special Tourist Taxi Association, Tourist Reception Centre,
Jammu has its own airport and all major airlines operate daily flights To & from Jammu City. The airport is located 8 kilometres southwest of the city of Jammu, along Ransingh Pura Road
Jammu Tawi is an important railhead of the Northern India, just 6 Kms from the city. Jammu Tawi is connected to all major cities in India like Delhi, Kolkata , Mumbai, Chennai, etc..
Numerous domestic airlines fly to Srinagar and Jammu, and frequent buses and share jeeps provide connections to Ladakh and the plains. Jammu is served by frequent train services. Buses are operated by J&K SRTC to most points around the state. They offer package tour to Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Yusmarg, Ular lake, City tour, etc. There is Tourist information center, where one get the tickets plus info. 4wd jeeps are quicker, a little more expensive and reach more locations. Private hire jeeps are also available.