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Top Choice Indian in Jammu

Falak

This revolving restaurant serves superb pan-Indian cuisine and offers 360-degree views of the crowded Jammu cityscape. Try the Jammu speciality khatta gosht dhoonidar (smoked lamb flavoured with pomegranate paste).
Palace in Jammu

Amar Mahal

In the 1890s, the Dogra maharajas moved from Mubarak Mandi to this very European brick mansion a few kilometres from town, with castle-style mini-turrets and wide clifftop views. It's now a museum whose star exhibit…
Fort in Jammu

Bahu Fort

On a modest hilltop across the River Tawi from the main city, Bahu Fort's sturdy walls were reinforced in the early 19th century. Today they enclose a series of shrines set around a much revered Kali temple. You can…
Museum in Jammu

Dogra Art Gallery

This richly endowed museum displays armaments, 9th-century bronzes, instruments, rare miniature paintings from Basholi and 5th-century terracotta heads from Ambaran near Akhnoor. The museum has masses more in storag…
Palace in Jammu

Mubarak Mandi

Started in 1710 and vastly expanded after 1824 under the Dogras, this extensive complex of palace buildings is fascinating for both its scale and its startling state of semi-collapse. The only part that's accessible…
Hindu Temple in Jammu

Raghunath Mandir

The large, 19th-century Raghunath Mandir marks the heart of older Jammu and features several pavilions containing thousands of what look like grey pebbles set in concrete. In fact, these are saligrams (ammonite foss…
Sikh Temple in Jammu

Central Gurdwara

Giving new definition to the lower city centre area, this large, new, classically designed Sikh complex has a light, airy feel, and its gilded domes make it look, to many foreign visitors, like the very archetype of…
Bar in Jammu

Saqi Bar

In the J&KTDC-run residency building this overwhelmingly male drinkers' retreat is historical without any upmarket 'heritage' feel. The bartender works from a 'pit', there are large, faded teak-edged wall mirror…
Multicuisine in Jammu

Lime Tree

One of Jammu's top restaurants has casually fashionable indoor and outdoor tables at which to enjoy anything from Indonesian satay to pasta to crunchy root vegetables with roast garlic – all prepared at a central op…
Arts & Crafts in Jammu

J&K Government Arts Emporium

Attractively presented Kashmiri souvenirs include a range of papier-mâché work (boxes from ₹60), silk shawls, crewel work, and Kashmiri saffron (₹320 per gram). It's handily close to the tourist office.