Explore The Hidden Gems Of Jammu

Explore The Hidden Gems Of Jammu
Bhaderwah, Jammu. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Your next trip to Jammu and Kashmir will take you through the road less taken as we list down a bunch of unexplored sights

Naman S Rawat
March 24 , 2023
04 Min Read

Jammu boasts a diverse landscape, offering a plethora of discoveries to be made and a range of options that are worthy of being recorded in history books. Although the city's renowned attractions have garnered a five-star rating, the lesser-known destinations have generated an air of enchantment. From tiny villages on the city's outskirts to the valleys that people haven't explored yet, add these five offbeat locations in Jammu to your bucket list.



Bhaderwah, also known as Nagoon Ki Bhoomi, is located in the Doda District of Jammu and boasts breathtaking natural beauty. The valley is characterized by its unique landscapes and distinct culture, which can sometimes seem surreal. The river Neeru and dense deodar forest form the central features of Bhaderwah, creating a serene and verdant environment. The natural layout of the valley offers panoramic views and a perfect climate, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers. Visitors can also immerse themselves in the local culture by enjoying Pahari folk music or attending local fairs. Don't forget to take home some handmade souvenirs to share with your friends and family.

Best Time to Visit: November to February (for snowfall)


Visiting Akhnoor, just 28 kilometres from Jammu, can leave an everlasting impression on you. The small town is situated on the banks of the Chenab River. It holds significant historical importance, with some linking its origins to the Mahabharata era as Virat Nagari from the Agyaatvaas of the Pandavas. The town's Pandava Gufa, which houses a Durga Temple, is still frequented by devotees. Additionally, the Akhnoor Fort, a two-story palace with stunning arches and murals, sits atop a cliff and is a popular tourist attraction. Although the city may be small, it boasts picturesque locations perfect for capturing memories in your photo album.

Best Time to Visit: July to March

Sinthan Top

Sinthan Top, a hill station above 3700 meters from sea level, is renowned for its tranquil surroundings and breathtaking 360-degree views. Despite its scenic beauty, this place is relatively less crowded, making for a more enjoyable experience overall. Upon entering the lush green Sinthan Maidan, your eyes will crave a respite, and a 24-kilometre trek to the top awaits you. If you are a trekking enthusiast, you will find this place a paradise, and conquering the summit can be an exhilarating testament to your skills.

Best Time to Visit: April to September

Located in the Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, Bani is a small valley with an altitude of 4200 ft. While its majestic mountains are a definite attraction, the true charm of this place extends beyond the snow-capped peaks. Immerse yourself in the lush green forests and take a moment to savour hot tea next to the towering waterfalls for an unparalleled experience. Bani is a great destination for trekkers as it serves as a base camp for Chamba and Bhaderwah treks. Even if you're not a trekking enthusiast, consider visiting for a peaceful meditation session along the serene Sewa River.

Best Time to Visit: October to March (for snowfall)


Sanasar is a fusion of two quaint villages - Sana and Sar - in the Jammu province. This hidden gem of a hill station is a paradise for adventure enthusiasts, offering many thrilling activities such as paragliding, rock climbing, and trekking, among others. Surrounded by a picturesque valley teeming with conifers and diverse flora and fauna, Sanasar stands out for its serene beauty and tranquillity. It remains relatively less crowded throughout the year. For an unforgettable experience, trek to the 400-year-old Shank Pal Temple, perched at 2800 meters. Though it may take a few hours to conquer, the breathtaking views will forever be etched in your memory.

Best Time to Visit: April to June

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