Jammu is a culinary destination and a city with a rich variety of food offerings. It has the influences of traditional temple cuisine, Dogra culture, and Kashmiri Wazwan. Some of the must-have dishes include, Rajma Chawal, Dum Aloo, Kaladi kulcha, Khatta gosht, etc.
Amar Mahal Palace
Amar Mahal is an elegant palace built in the 19th Century. Commissioned by the Dogra ruler, Maharaja Amar Singh, the palace was designed by a French architect on the lines of a French Chateau.
The refined Amar Mahal Palace has now been converted into a museum that houses some exquisite artefacts – pieces of the past that point to a resplendent reign.
On display are the mighty Golden Throne used by the Dogra rulers; Kangra miniature paintings and an extensive collection of ancient Indian art; a library housing 25,000 historic books; and many paintings and statues that celebrate the royal family that once ruled the region.
Legend has it that the original Bahu Fort was built over 3000 years ago by Bahu Lochan, brother of the founder of Jammu, Jambu Lochan. This present fort was built in 1585.
The ancient and historic Bahu Fort stands tall on the banks of the River Tawi. This mighty fortress is protected by thick walls and eight octagonal turrets. The Fort is also home to the popular Kali Mata Mandir (built more than 1200 years ago) and the largest underground aquarium in the country. The area surrounding the Fort has been converted into a beautiful park, reminiscent of the Mughal gardens of yore, known as “Bagh-e-Bahu”.