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Introducing Jammu

Although Hindu Jammu dubs itself as the ‘city of temples’, few of these are historically compulsive, and for western tourists there’s little pressing need to hang around longer than necessary to make transport connections to Amritsar, Srinagar or Dharamsala.

Half a dozen widely spaced minor sights are included in a three- to four-hour sightseeing package offered by some autorickshaw drivers (₹350 to ₹450) including the glitteringly colourful Krishna and Shiva caves of Gupawala Mandir, the large but squat 19th-century Bahu Fort and the garish Har-ki-Paori Mandir, a family of giant, concrete gods in a modern, Disney-esque style. Driver Tarsem (9469238028) speaks decent English.