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Jammu is a place which is rich in flora, fauna and handmade crafts and arts. This place is well known because of its indigenous industries and various natural resources that it houses, due to which, there are many in house trade options in Jammu. The tourists can browse through the numerous handicrafts, handlooms and earthen merchandise in the various shops of Jammu. The local markets of Jammu provide an exquisite range of options to the shoppers to take back souvenirs to their home which could be reminiscent of their travel to the beautiful city called Jammu. The shops provide varieties of dry fruits, handmade designer shawls, show pieces and cutlery made from earthen elements etc.
Let’s delve into one of the prime market areas in Jammu and look into its specialties. The market is called the Hari Market.
Hari Market in Jammu
One of the busiest markets of Jammu is the Hari Market, which witnesses a strong inflow of tourists throughout the year. The market has been christened as the Hari Market, because of one of the famous rulers of the region of Jammu, called King Hari Singh. This market also has a strong presence in the rich historical lineage of Jammu. It is, therefore, one of the most popular local markets in the city of Jammu.
Variety in the availability of dry fruits is the specialty of this market. Also, this market has the rare distinction of being the provider of some of the best designed Pashmina shawls, handicrafts, handmade carpets, woollen clothes etc. Also, the presence of erstwhile Dogra jewellery designs is witnessed in this market. This place can provide you with a rich experience of shopping and also will help you taste some of the best dishes from the local cuisine as it has many food joints within its vicinity. Some of specialties are the mango barfis, other kinds of barfis and the sweet mango peel of ripe mangos.
How to reach Hari Market in Jammu
As Hari Market is a famous locality in Jammu, reaching this place is very easy and convenient. Local transport in the form of auto rickshaws, taxis and tempo travellers, can help one get to this place. In addition, the airport and the railway station are located at a distance of 4 kilometres and 3 kilometres respectively. Therefore, on reaching Jammu, one can take a taxi or an auto rickshaw to reach Hari Market from the railway station or the airport.
Hotels near Hari Market in Jammu
Accomodation near Hari market is also extremely convenient and comfortable. Some of the famous hotels which are in close proximity to this marketplace are Hotel Madhuban, Hotel KC Residency, Hotel Vardhaan, Ajay Hotel, Hotel New India Pride, Hotel Char Chinar, Hotel Swagat, Hotel Mansar, Hotel Jammu Ashok, Hotel Raghunath, Ashokla New Diamond Hotel, Hotel Jammu International, Hotel Kings, Hotel Shivam, Hotel Upkaar Plaza and many others. All these hotels are within the radius of less than a kilometre from the Hari Market.
Nearby places of Interest in Hari Market
If one chooses to stay, close to this place, that is, the Hari Market, then one can indulge in many other activities as the Paragliding hub at Sansaris very close to this market area. One can also opt for the adventurous trekking in Doda. The Kashmir Government Arts Emporium and the local shopping complex of Mengi market are also very close to this place. The City Square mall and the local market area of the Banke Bihari Bazaar are also very near to this market area. Wildlife enthusiasts can also visit the Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary, which is very close to this place.
There are many temples, churches and other holy places in and around this market area, which are of great religious importance and are proof of architectural elegance. Some of the famous temples and holy places are, the Raghunath Temple, Shive Temple, Peer Baba Dargah, Sankat Mochan Mandir, Temple Sabha, St. Peters Catholic Church, Ranbireshwar temple and Protestant Church.
This place is also an ideal hub for many recreational and entertainment activities. Movie theatres like Abhinav theatre, Jewel theatre and Hari Theatre screen latest and old Bollywood movies for entertainment. Pubs like Baron, Inferno, KC Pub and other bars like Saqi Bar, Kwality Bar are present to provide an exciting and entertaining nightlife to the tourists.
Food Joints near Hari Market in Jammu
Food lovers can have a ball of a time in the many food joints and eateries that are close to Hari Market. Most of the food joints mentioned below are within the distance of less than a kilometre from the main market area. The popular food joints are as follows: Sri Krishna Bhog, Panjabi Vaishno Dhaba, Shankar Vaishno Dhaba, Mohan Lal Sweets Shop, Shahi Darbar Restaurant, New Laxmi Dhaba, Maa Bhagwati Vaishno Bhojnalaya, Madan Sweets Shop, Kundan Da Dhaba, Om Parkash Dhaba, Yatri Bhojanalaya, Hari Om Vaishno Dhaba, Anil And Amit Dhaba, Regal Foods and many others.
All in all, this market area known as the Hari Market, promises to provide you with a pleasant shopping experience, with a wide variety of options to choose from in terms of food and entertainment.