About BishnaBishna is a small town located in the outskirts area of Jammu region.
It is the head quarter for one of the tehsils of Jammu district.
It is positioned at mere 17 km distance towards the south from district head quarters of Jammu.
It is surrounded by the region or tehsils of Purmandal, Satwari, and RS Pura. Bishna is constituted with 39 small and medium sized villages having 39 panchayats. These serene villages add to the beauty of this quaint tehsil.
Geography and Climate of BishnaBisnah is located at average elevation of 292 meters in the region of Jammu. It is located at 32.62 Degree North 74.87 Degree East on latitude and longitude. It is an average dense place with lots of residential establishments. It lies at the border of Jammu and Samba districts. Bishna is flanked by Purmandal and Satwari tehsil in its north direction with R S Pura and Khour tehsil towards its west.
Climatic conditions in Bishna are quite same as those in Jammu city. Its temperature dwells between 24 and 44 Degrees Celsius during summer while in winter barometer averages between 15 and 30 Degrees Celsius. This region is sometime prone to extreme weather conditions during winters.
People and Culture of BishnaBishna constitute of people belonging to Sikh, Hindu, and Muslim religions. Major part of population speaks Punjabi and Kashmiri. Urdu and Dogri are also important languages of Bishna in which Dogri is officially accepted language. People here celebrate all the common festivals of Jammu and Kashmir that include Lohri, Baisakhi, Ramnavmi, Id-ul-Zuha, Shivratri, Diwali, and Holi. They love to dress up traditionally on these occasions.
Business and Economy in BishnaBishna serve as satellite town of Jammu and major economic reforms are seen in Jammu only. This region is purely engaged in agriculture as well as other allied industries. This area is largely dependent on Jammu city for employment and economic growth. Living in Bishna is relatively low, so many working people stay here and commute to Jammu daily for livelihood.
How to Reach BishnaBishna has close proximity to Jammu city which makes it easily accessible by all the means of transport that include:
Bishna by Air:Bishna is wonderfully connected to rest of world with Jammu airport. This airport is just 13 km away from main city.
Bishna by Rail:Jammu Tawi Railway station is the nearest and convenient junction to reach any part of India. Major trains connecting east, west, and south of country are available on regular basis to provide easy transportation. Apart from this, Bari Brahmana railway station is nearest station that is situated only 6 km away but very few trains have their halt at this station.
Bishna by Road:Bishna is located off the National Highway 1A. It is well connected through state highway and district highways of state. Bus and taxis are available from Jammu as well as Pathankot to reach Bishna. Local and intercity transport facility is available from matador bus stand and general bus stand of Bishna city.
Demographics of BishnaAverage Altitude: 958 feet
State: Jammu and Kashmir
Population: 1, 07, 19 (As per Census of 2011)
Pin Code: 181132
STD Code: 01923
Official Language: Dogri
Literacy: 86 %
Child Sex Ratio: 763
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