A century of beating the heat in Jammu

Men, women and children spend hours together in the canals and rivulets beating the summer heat

Hey indulgent traveler, while choosing your next summer destination, Jammu is not to be confused with Kashmir. Around May and June the sun gets very unkind to Jammu city and its immediately neighborhood where mercury often hovers around 43 Degrees Celsius. Long before the air conditioners and refrigerators became the household essentials, the Jammu residents had their own way of beating the heat -taking dip -or may be multiple dips -in the Ranbir Canal, the Tawi and some nearby tributaries of the mighty Chenab. This practices is, as many memoirs suggest, at least a century old.


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