Bahu Fort is situated on a rock on the left bank of the Tawi River, 5 km from the city center. It was initially built by Raja Bahulochan 3000 years ago but was later renovated and expanded by the Dogra rulers.
Inside the fort, there is a temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali. Bahu Mandir is located inside the Bahu Fort, also known as Bawe Wali Mata Mandir.
There is a lush manicured garden called Bagh-e-Bahu envelops the citadel in its beautiful casing. The terraced garden is filled with beautiful fountains, tall trees, and colorful flowers. Bahu Fort is representing the grandeur of the Dogra kings and the royal family that ruled the region.
Pilgrims visit the temple on Tuesdays and Sundays, which are considered auspicious. Along with the Bahu Temple, the fort offers a panoramic view of the city of Jammu.
Behind the Bahu Fort, the city forest is surrounded by the ancient Maha Maya Temple, overlooking the Tawi River. A small garden surrounded by acres of forest presents a densely populated place for tourists.
Mahamaya is the local goddess of the Dogras who lost their lives fighting foreign invaders 14 centuries ago. The present Bawe Wali Mata Mandir was built soon after the coronation of Maharaja Gulab Singh in 1822.
The temple is also known as Mahakali Temple, the goddess is considered second only to Mata Vaishno Devi. Bahu Temple, dedicated to Goddess Kali of the Jammu and Kashmir region.
Bahu Fort is one of the oldest buildings of Jammu and is liked by tourists. So you also visit Jammu with your friends and family and do not forget to see Bahu Fort.