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Bahu Fort in Jammu

 Summer: 24°C to 39°C
 Winter: -2°C to 20°C
 Monsoon: June to August

Best time to visit:  October to April

Opening Time: 06:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 08:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Open 7 days a week.

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 20
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The Bahu Fort was originally built around 3000 years ago by Raja Bahulochan. It was later renovated by the Dogra rulers sometime during the 19th century. This fort has a temple built within its premises dedicated to Goddess Kali, a Hindu Goddess and Jammu’s presiding deity. Locally, it is called the "Bavewali Mata" temple.

Built on a high plateau, the fort overlooks the mighty Tawi River. The surrounding forest area has been converted into a beautiful park known as the “Bagh-e-Bahu”. Influenced by the Mughal gardens, the park provides a fantastic view of Jammu city.

Twice a year, during the Navaratras in March or April and September or October, the fort area indulges in festivities celebrating the Hindu festival, "Bahu Mela". The festival attracts a huge number of pilgrims and visitors to both the fort and the shrine inside the fort’s premises. During this time, special stalls selling flowers, coconuts, sweets, incense and red cloth open up to make offerings to the temple’s deity. Tuesdays and Sundays are considered to be even more auspicious days for worship at the temple.
The temple premises are home to a big group of Rhesus monkeys, supposed to be the largest group in the Jammu and Kashmir state. Cameras, sunglasses, food, hats etc should be kept away from their sight as they are notorious for snatching away such things from visitors.

Road: Located about 5 km. away from Jammu city centre and connected by a wide road.

Railway: Jammu Tawi Railway Station (about 5.5 km. away).

Airway: Jammu Airport (about 13.5 km. away)