Mata Vaishno Devi: This is probably the most hallowed pilgrimage of Northern India and attracts over five million devotees a year. It entails a 13.5 km trek from Katra, which in turn is 50 km from Jammu. All pilgrims are required to get passes at Katra for the 'yatra'.
Patnitop: The premier hill resort of Jammu (1,112 km/2024m), is perched on a picturesque plateau across which the Jammu-Srinagar highway passes. It has thickly wooded forests and offers scenic views of the Chenab basin and the Pir Panjal range. In winter, it is generally covered in snow and provides for winter sports, including amateur skiing and sledging.
Sanasar: (19 km/2,079m) is a cup-shaped meadow surrounded by gigantic conifers, ideal for nature walks and paragliding. Batote (13 km/1,560m) straddles the forested slopes of Patnitop, overlooking the spectacular lie of the Chenab gorge. Kud (9 km/1,738m) is a hill station on way to Patnitop.
Sudh Mahadev: (8 km/1,225m) is a popular pilgrimage site visited on full moon nights to worship the trishul and mace believed to belong to Pandava hero Bheem. Nearby is Gauri Kund, the legendary spring where the Goddess Parvati used to bathe before commencing her daily prayer at Sudh Mahadev, and Mantalai set amidst lush deodar forests, associated with the legend of the marriage of Lord Shiva with Parvati.
Mansar Lake: (62 km) is a holy site sharing the legend of Lake Mansarovar. It is considered auspicious for newlyweds to circumambulate around the lake to seek the blessings of the lord of serpents, whose shrine is located on one of its banks.
Bahu Fort: This majestic fort is nearly 3,000 years old and is surrounded by a terraced garden called Bagh-e-Bahu. i Mubarak Mandl Complex: This palace complex dating back to 1824 is a blend of Rajasthani, Mughal and baroque architectural styles.
City of Temples: Jammu boasts of a large number of historic temples and shrines and its skyline is dominated by glittering temple spires, and it has come to be known as the 'City of Temples'.
Raghunath Mandir: comprises 17 shrines and contains representatives of almost the entire Hindu pantheon. This large temple complex was built in 1835.
Ranbireshwar Temple: houses a 7 ft lingam made of black stone. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple dates from 1883
Bawey Wali Mata Temple: is dedicated to Jammu's presiding deity.
Panchbakhtar Temple: is one of the oldest Shiva temples in the city.
Purmandal: Located on the banks of river Devak about 40 km from Jammu is an ancient temple complex associated with the Shaivaite Hindus of Kashmir.
Dargah of Peer Budhan Ali Shah: located behind the civil airport is the most popular shrine and is visited by throngs of devotees of all faiths.