Jammu and kashmir.! ( travel week-blog 2)

Hello! As I said this week I’ll be posting travel blogs so here is the second blog from travel writing edition. So let’s go to another city and wander more and more. 🙂                                                                                                                           Jammu and Kashmir is really a beautiful place.I’ve been only Jammu and katra. So I will be describing these two locations. Jammu  is located on the bank of Tawi river. The whole city is so organised as well as so huge. As it is the city which needs the security to the most, there are so many army forces all over the city. I’m so in love with Indian army so for me Jammu  is the best place to visit again and again. So let’s explore!!                                                                                                                                                                        We boarded the train from Jodhpur(Rajasthan) to direct Jammu city. It is nearly 12 hours journey from jodhpur.The railway station of Jammu is so crowded every time and frankly speaking it is not so clean as well. But never mind none of the indian railways are. So Jammu is known as the city of temples and as my family is very spiritual so we always go to temples first. There are few temples which we always go once we are in Jammu are they are as follows.                                                                                                     My most favorite temple is of goddess Kali. It is located in in the Bahu fort. The fort is very beautiful and full of monkeys.The temple is very much inside the fort. And I must say the temple is so peaceful. Apart from temple, there are so many things to be seen at Bahu fort.                    There is India’s biggest aquarium which is in the shape of fish. The entrance and the exit is really interesting. Entry is from fish’s mouth and exit is from it’s tail. There are so many varieties of fishes. Also there is a big garden where you can sit and have great time. Outside of the garden, there are lots of food and ice-creams stalls so that you don’t starve and enjoy your day.   Amazingly there is a mosque just in the front temple and i feel so proud that there’s no partitions for god.                                                          The second temple is of Goddess Mahamaya. It is located in some down to hill kind of place and the view from that temple is amazing and ofcourse as it is little away from city it has to be peaceful.                                                                                                                                                                                   There are so many attractions in Jammu city. Like Amar mahal,a beautiful palace of the king of Jammu. There is also a beautiful zoo in the city only. That place is zoo and and picnic spot as well. The market there is not so cheap but yes, a great attraction for tourists.                                        These are the places where I’ve been in Jammu.                                                                                                                                        The next town is the holy place Katra. There is hardly 2 hours distance from Jammu to Katra. You can Only travel there by buses and cars.There is a train started direct to katra but I have no idea of it. So the holy city Katra is surrounded by beautiful mountains. The weather is always so good. From late oct to late feb, there are peak winters running in the city. The shopping market is the attraction to touristts. The pashmnina cloth is famous of Jammu and Kashmir and you can get little bit cheaper things as compared to Jammu market. you can get the type of food you want as I don’t  know any specified food but yes it will be difficult to get wheat chapatti or anything related to wheat. Onions,garlic and non-veg is something you will just not get in that town( onion garlic can be seen   only at fastfood stalls).                                                                                   The town Katra is only famous for it’s shrine of goddess vaishnavi. It can be said that because of that shrine this whole town is made. The  shrine is so up on some hill and one can go comfortably. There are different means of transport like big autos,helicopter,on horses and of course by walking. It takes 5 to 6 hours to reach shrine by walking. The whole way is full of food shops and of different things.It feels that you are walking in the city only. If you go on horse it takes 3 hours including your resting time. In auto it takes half and hour because auto starts after the half journey is finished. The spot where you can get auto is called as Arthkawari. And the last,if you go by helicopter it takes hardly 5 to 7 mins to reach up but then you have to walk for half hour more to go to the temple.  The place is so amazing as well as adventurous.      So that’s all I know about these places. Hope you enjoyed reading this. So I finish this blog here only.                             Till then keep smiling 🙂                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       P.S- I will be posting two blogs tomorrow. One will be the part of travel writing only and second will be on the festival Raksha bandhan. 🙂

 

bahu-fort-jammu

 

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