Raghunath Bazaar in Jammu
Its proximity to the Raghunath Mandir has christened this market place as Raghunath Bazaar.
Your visit to Jammu will be incomplete if you do not plan a visit to this local market which has the capacity to enthrall you with its local beauty, charm and variety of shopping extravaganza. This place is crowded most of the times and the local markets and shops open up very early in the morning as it is the main tourist and shopping hub of the city.
Specialties of Raghunath Bazaar in Jammu
This market is also renowned for the wide spread of traditional Dogra Jewelleries and Kashmiri handicrafts. Dry fruits are a great attraction in this market, mainly walnuts and almonds. This place is also a must visit for people who are fond of sweets and one should not miss an opportunity to taste the “Sweet Barfi “ or “The Chocolate Barfi” in Raghunath Bazaar.
Some of the other shopping items available here, and which can prove to be great souvenirs and gifts for the people back home are woollen carpets, handloom, shawls, phirans, tweeds, silk and embroidery works, vases, bowls, wall hangings, naqqashi work, furniture, wood carvings, brass and silverware, beautiful show pieces made of walnut wood and other decorative items made of wood.
Also, one should definitely check out the Pashmina, the Shahtoosh and other woolen shawls. These shawls bear a testimony to the talent that Jammu houses in terms of hand weaving. These shawls are made with delicate and convoluted embroidery and dyed in beautiful, effervescent as well as moderate colours. One should also not let go of the beautiful blankets available in the shops here which surely promise a cosy and comfortable night’s sleep during the chill winters.
The experience of shopping in Raghunath Bazaar promises to be a delightful one, not only because of the assortment of colourful handicrafts and decorative items, but also because of the awesome food that is available in the restaurants there. The ascent to the Raghunath Bazaar is strategically filled with numerous fast food centres and restaurants for the shoppers to enjoy fresh snacks and delicacies after they have had a nice time shopping.
In addition, being one of the most popular tourist spots of Jammu, this place also hosts a number of 2 star and 3 star hotels for a descent and comfortable accommodation. It provides a fair mix of budget and value for money hotels. As this area is well connected to the rest of the parts of the city, this place serves as an ideal option of accommodation for the travellers.