Akhnoor Fort
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Akhnoor is an ancient town. It is 20 kilometers from Jammu. It is present on the banks of the River Chenab. The backdrop of this place is decorated with the Shivaliks mountains. The place derives its name from two words – ‘Akh’ which means eye and ‘noor’ meaning light. There is a massive fort in the town which dominates the area. The Fort stands firmly on a cliff and overlooks Chenab. The place has its remains from the Indus Valley civilization. The remains of a Buddhist monastery are found near Ambaran. The structure dates back to 1st to 7th century BC. The banks of River Chenab also saw the coronation ceremony of Maharaja Gulab Singh.

Eighteen kilometers by road lies the border, the aerial distance being only 8 kilometers. On September 10, 1992, a bridge built across Chenab was washed away. A new bridge was constructed and opened and April 13, 1994. This bridge connects Akhnoor to Jammu and other places. 

                                                    Tourist Places in Akhnoor

The cave of Pandavas: A cave is present in Akhnoor. It is supposed to be the abode of Pandavas at the time of their exile.

The Parashuram Temple: As the name suggests, this temple is dedicated to Parashuram. The ‘Akshaya Tritya’ in the month of May is celebrated as the birth of Parashuram.

Park at the bank of Chenab: This is a beautiful park. It stretches from Jiya Pota Ghat to Parashuram Temple. During the late evening hours and at night, it appears to be a giant glittering necklace. The beautiful lights cover up the bank of the River.

Best Time To Visit : OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR

SightSeeings in Akhnoor Fort

Amar Mahal Palace
Indus Valley
Kameshwar Mandir
Jiya Pota Mandir
Namandhar Ghat

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Satwari Airport   29 KM near     
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Near By RailWay Station

Jammu Tawi Rail Way Station   28 KM near     
Udhampur Rail Way Station   43 KM near     



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