Jammu is mentioned by name in the chronicles of Timur (r. 1370–1406), who invaded Delhi in 1398 and returned to Samarkand via Jammu. In the Mughal chronicles of Babur in the early 16th century, Jammu is mentioned as a powerful state in the Punjab hills. It is said to have been ruled by Manhas Rajputs. Emperor Akbar brought the hill kingdoms of the region under Mughal suzerainty, but the kings enjoyed considerable political autonomy. In addition to Jammu, other kingdoms of the region such as Kishtwar and Rajauri were also prominently mentioned. It is evident that the Mughal empire treated these hill chiefs as allies and partners in the empire.
After the decline of the Mughal power in the 18th century, the Jammu state under Raja Dhruv Dev of the Jamuwal (Jamwal) family asserted its supremacy among all the Dugar states. Its ascent reached its peak under his successor Raja Ranjit Dev (r. 1728–1780), who was widely respected among the hill states. Ranjit Dev promoted religious freedom and security, which attracted a large number of craftsmen and traders to settle in Jammu, contributing to its economic prosperity.
Towards the end of Ranjit Dev's rule, the Sikh clans of Punjab (misls) gained ascendency, and Jammu began to be contested by the Bhangi, Kanhaiya and Sukerchakia misls. Around 1770, the Bhangi misl attacked Jammu and forced Ranjit Dev to become a tributary. Brij Lal Dev, Ranjit Dev's successor, was defeated by the Sukerchakia chief Mahan Singh, who sacked Jammu and plundered it. Thus Jammu lost its supremacy over the surrounding country. In 1808, Jammu itself was annexed to the Sikh Empire by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the son of Mahan Singh
Morning arrival Amritsar meets our assistance pick up from Amritsar railway station to transfer Amritsar to your hotel fresh up and visit Golden Temple, Jalianwala Bagh, Durgana Temple Darshan back Hotel and afternoon proceed Wagha border (India/Pakistan Beating Retreat border ceremony) Sight seeing back Hotel O/N
Morning check out Amritsar hotel to drive Katra enroute chichi Mata Darshan arrival Katra check in Hotel Fresh up rest of the day & personal activities O/N
Morning Trek up Katra to Mata vaishnodevi darshan back hotel O/N
Morning check out Katra hotel to drive Srinagar enroute Patnitop Sight seeing arrival srinagar check in hotel fresh up rest of the day & personal activities O/N
Morning day excursion tour sonamarg via Kheer Bhawani Mandir Darshan arrival Sonamarg and enjoy Sonamarg Sight seeing back hotel O/N
Morning day excursion tour Gulmarg via Tangmarg Sight seeing arrival Gulmarg and enjoy Gulmarg ropeway gondola ride & other Sight seeing back hotel O/N
Morning Half day Srinagar Shankracharya Temple Darshan and Srinagar Local Mughal Gardens (Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Garden, Chashma Shahi, Pari Mahal Sight seeing back Hotel and check out Srinagar Hotel to Transfer Houseboat Check in Houseboat fresh up and Evening Shikara ride in Famous Dal Lake 01 Hours Sight seeing houseboat O/N
Morning check out Srinagar Houseboat and drive Pahalgam arrival Pahalgam check in Hotel fresh up and proceed Pahalgam to Chandanwari, Aru Valley, Betaab Valley Sight seeing (own cost) back Hotel O/N
Morning check out pahalgam hotel to drive Jammu via Nashri Tunnel (Asia no.01) arrival Jammu and Transfer Jammu railway station drop and return journey with memories of Amritsar, Golden Temple, Wagha Border, Vaishnodevi
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