Jammu & Kashmir
Spreading itself around the Tawi river, is the city of Jammu that marks the changeover between dusty plains of the Punjab and the magnificent Himalayas. Once an important center of art and culture, Jammu has come to be known as the ‘City of Temples’. Innumerable temples and shrines, with glittering shikhars that soar into the sky, add to the mood of the holy and calm city.
Jammu is home to various tribes, religions and castes whose lifestyle is influenced by the mountainous terrain of the Himalayas. These residents are simple, religious, warm and friendly. However, festival-time brings out their lively best as they celebrate with elaborate dresses and rich feasts. The folk songs of the Dogra women echo themes of separation, the hard life on the mountain slopes and various other day-to-day life matters.
Nickname: City of Temples, The land of the Dogras
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