BAHU FORT JAMMU
Bahu fort is located in Jammu city at a distance of 5 km from the main city. It is one of the popular sightseeing attractions in Jammu city. The fort was built by Raja Bahulochan, brother of Jambulochan (founder of Jammu city) over 3,000 years ago. However, successive regimes ignored the fort and it lost its glory. During 19th century, Dogra rulers restored the fort and it became an important historical place. There is a temple in the Fort, named Bahu temple
or Baviwali Mata temple, which is dedicated to Goddess Kali.
It is built on a rock face of the left bank of Tawi, overlooking it. This is the oldest fort of the city. The temple is thronged by pilgrims on Tuesdays and Sundays to take part in the “Tawi flowing worship”. The temple also witnesses a huge rush of devotees on Navratra.
The fort has a beautiful terraced garden which attracts many tourists. The garden is laid on the pattern of Mughal Gardens
and offers the tourists a panoramic view of the entire Jammu city. An ancient fort is placed within the thick sandstone walls and features eight octagonal towers with enclosures to house guards. The fort gives the idea of the grandeur of the Royal families and also the wars fought or the invasions prevented in those times.
The fort is well connected with the rest of the city. It is located close to Jammu city, making it easier to access and ideal for sightseeing. You can go early morning or in the evenings there and spare the rest of the day for some other place. There is not much to do in the fort.