The indication of impressive sources of Jammu gives the prehistoric civilizations that have thrived here. The Jammu was part of the Harappan civilization as the conclusion made pretty obvious is that the excavation was carried out near Akhnoor that is 20 miles from the present city. In the Indian history at different periods the supreme domains were ruling majority part of the country has made the archaeological surveys that there are some link about the sources that connect it too. In Jammu , the empires like the Maurya, Guptas, Kushans and Kushanshahs are found vestiges in different parts of Jammu. As a result that the Jammu had the history of civilizations that appeared to be graceful at the establishment constantly along the whole length of its timeline, lacking to the features intermission by some strange services of fortune.
The name of the king called Raja Jamboolchan who is the aspect for the foundation of Jammu city that is the beliefs of locals. While one of the journey of hunting where he was supposed to reach the Tawi river trapped a view of an astonishing sight wherein a lion and a goat were drinking water standing side by side according to the legend. For this truly unbelievable scene he was pleasantly surprised at this and straight away took the conclusion of constructing a palace here and origin a Jammu city just about it. As the Bahu fort is present even to this date the supports to the view by the locals not only that but also prompts some historians to form a speculation to this effect. In 5th century AD at the end the Jammu came under the power of Hephthalites who ruled from Kabul and Kapisa, which is presently part of Afghanistan. After that next comes the Kushano-Hephthalite dynasty who conquered the portion from 565 to 670 AD. The territory created by the Shahi rulers of the central Asia made the city Jammu continued to its part of the domain. They ruled this region till they are conquered by the Ghaznavids by the end of the first millennium. The different voyages led by Timur against India where found the region Jammu also declared.
The Mughal and Sikh rulers dominate the medieval history of Jammu , and during their ruling there was fabulous change in the social, civilizing and financial foundation. As the increasing supremacy of the British overcoming over all nation of India, step by step, quickly reaches Jammu . As a result Jammu found itself sliding into the hands of the regal rulers that are the British rulers. Jammu and Kashmir are made to be the part of the Indian Union, which is called to be the winter capital of the Jammu and Kashmir State