The Jammu district is in the Jammu and Kashmir, the northernmost region in India. Located in the Shivalik range of the Himalayas, the city of Jammu is the winter capital of the union territory. Mention of Jammu can be found in the great Indian epic of Mahabharata. Archaeological excavation near the Jammu city shows that it was part of the Harappan Civilisation. Ruins of structures built by rulers of various dynasties in different periods of time are also found. Jammu is known as the ‘city of temples’ with innumerable religious shrines of different religions. Shri Raghunathji Temple, Shri Ranbireshwar Temple, Radhey-Shayam Temple (Billo mandir), Pir Mitha, Gurudwara Sunder Singhand, St. Cathedral Garrison Church (Catholic) are some of the many religious sites in Jammu which depicts the spirituality of its people and makes it a confluence of religious harmony.
Tha Akhnoor fort in the ancient city of Akhnoor is located on the bank of River Chenab. This fort holds a lot of archaeological and historical significance. Amar Mahal Palace built in French–chateau style of architecture has been converted into an art gallery and museum which displays the royal history of Jammu. The Mubarak Mandir Palace at Jammu was the residence of the kings of the Dogra dynasty built in Rajasthani and Mughal style. The Bahu fort situated at the bank of River Tawi was built over 3000 years ago. It gives a panoramic view of the Jammu city. Jammu is well connected by all three modes of transport.