Jammu city is the largest city of the Jammu region situated at the banks of the popular river Tawi.It isalso the winter capital of the Jammu & Kashmir state. Owing to the large number of historical temples located within the city, it is also known as the City of Temples.The city is well connected with other cities by air, train and road.

The city derives its name from Raja Jambulochan, the founder of the city. It is believed that during one of his hunting campaigns, he saw a goat and a lion drinking water at the same place. The Raja was amazed, abandoned the idea of hunting and returned to his companions. Recounting what he had seen, he exclaimed that this place, where a lion and a lamb could drink water side by side, was a place of peace and tranquillity. The Raja commanded that a palace be built at this place and a city was founded around it.

The Tourism is the largest industry in Jammu. Millions of devotees visit Jammu in connection with the holy pilgrimage to Mata Vaishno Devishrine and is also a base for the holy Amar Nathyatra. It is also a focal point for the visitors to Kashmir valley and other parts of the Jammu & Kashmir state as it is second last railway terminal in North India. All the routes leading to Kashmir, Poonch, Doda, Bhaderwah, Katra and Laddakh start from Jammu city. The city witnesses tourists from various parts of the country throughout the year.The places of interest for sightseeing at Jammu include old historic places like Amar Mahal, Mubarak Mandi,Bahu Fort, Raghunath Temple, Ranbireshwar Temple, Peer Kho, Mahamaya temple and many more. Jammu has a large number of mosques, shrines, gurudwaras and churches as well. The city also has a number of shopping places, fun parks, etc.