Sub Division At Glance :

Akhnoor is a beautiful town situated at a distance of 32 kms from Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India. The Chenab river meets the plain in Akhnoor, just north-west of Jammu, the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir. This was originally the route to Srinagar in the Moghul era of Jehangir, who died on the way to Kashmir and was temporarily buried at Chingas.Akhnoor is also related with the legend of Sohni-Mahiwal, the eternal love story. This is a historic town where one can visit the ruins of the great Indus-valley civilization spread along the river Chenab. The whole area commands a panoramic view of Akhnoor to enthrall your life.
The popular story of how "Virat nagar" got its name converted to Akhnoor is that the Mughal emperor's wife had a vision problem. It was prescribed by a local Hindu priest that she wash her eyes with the holy water of the Chenab River. Using some ayurvedic medicines, her vision was restored. In Urdu noor means "vision/glow/shine" and aankh means "eye", so the town was enamed as Aankhon(Eyes)ka Noor (Vision) and with the time changed to Akhnoor.

Akhnoor has historical places to visit, such as the caves where the Pandavas stayed during their exile. Close to the town there is a Parashurama temple where Parashurama Jayanti is celebrated annually, on the same day in May as Akshaya Tritiya. The border is around 18 km (11 mi) away by road, but the aerial distance is only some 8 km (5.0 mi). The people had also suffered problems from the time that the main bridge over Chenab River was washed away on September 10, 1992, until it was rebuilt and opened on April 13, 1994. Now, there is a modern concrete structured bridge on the Chenab apart from the steel structured bridge which was rebuilt in April, 1994; which links Akhnoor to Jammu and other areas.Recently a pre stressed concrete balanced centilever bridge at Mundh Village has been dedicated to the public which would connect remote areas of Akhnoor with tehsil Jammu. There is a beautiful park built on the bank of Chenab stretching from Jiya Pota Ghat to Parashurama Temple. It looks like a glittering necklace during the late evening and during night hours under beautiful lights on the bank.
Geography :
Akhnoor is located at 32.87?N 74.73?E.It has an average elevation of 301 metres (988 ft).Akhnoor is located at the right bank of the mighty Chenab.Chenab enters plains at Akhnoor.On the North and East,the Shiwaliks and Trikuta range surround it.Akhnoor lies on Jammu-Poonch National Highway about 28 km away from Jammu.
Demography :
As of 2011 India census, Akhnoor had a population of 11,225.Akhnoor is governed by Municipal Committee of Akhnoor having 13 wards.Notified area committees have also been established in Jourian and Khour town and are being managed by executive officers. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Akhnoor has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 56% of the males and 47% of females literate. The languages spoken are Dogri followed by Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi and Gojri.
Access to Akhnoor :
By Flight : By Trackways : By Roadways :
Akhnoor is well linked to Jammu, which is linked by the domestic air links with major cities of India. Being just 32 km from Jammu, Akhnoor can be reached from the Jammu Railhead. Akhnoor is linked to all the major parts of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.