Rajauri is a town and a municipal council in Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir. Rajauri is about 155 kilometres (96 mi) from Jammu city on the Poonch Highway. Rajauri is known as the Vale of Lakes as there are many lakes around the city. Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University is based in the town.
New Rajauri Bridge
Rajouri is a district in the Jammu & Kashmir state of India. The total area of Rajouri is 2,630 km including 2,608.11 km rural area and 21.89 km urban area. Rajouri has a population of 642,415. There are 130,401 houses in the district.
Rajauri is located at 33.38°N 74.3°E. It has an average elevation of 915 metres (3001 feet)
The climate of Rajauri is somewhat cooler than the other areas of Duggardesh plains. Summers are short and pleasant. The summer temperature generally does not exceed 41 degrees. Winters are cool and chilly characterized with rainfall due to western disturbances. Snowfall is scanty but may occur in cool months like that of December 2012. Average rainfall is 769 millimetres (26.3 in) in the wettest months.