The city of Jammu in the Jammu Division of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is the winter capital of the state. All the administrative offices of Jammu & Kashmir move from Srinagar to Jammu from November to April. Jammu is the main cultural and economic center of the administrative division of Jammu. The city dwells on the banks of River Tawi, with five bridges on the river. Jammu city is surrounded by the Shivalik range and the Trikuta Range. It experiences a humid subtropical climate with extremely torrid summer reaching 46 ?C, and freezing winters, occasionally falling below 4 ?C. Tourism is the largest industry in Jammu. The city serves as a focal point for the pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi. All the major tourist attractions in Kashmir such as Poonch, Doda and Laddakh are reached via Jammu city. Hence, the city bustles with tourists from all the parts of India throughout the year. Various places of tourist interest in and around Jammu include old historic relics like Mubarak Mandi, Rani Park, Amar Mahal, Purani Mandi, Bahu Fort, Ranbireshwar Temple, Karbala, Raghunath Temple, Peer Meetha, Old city, etc. The economy of the city is also supported by its number of woodgrain mills and rice mills which cater to the local population. There is an industrial estate located at Bari Brahamna which has Industrial units manufacturing products like carpets, electronic goods, electric goods, etc. This area also has a freight rail link which aids in carrying the manufactured goods to other parts the country.
In 1926, seven businessmen of Karur founded Lakshmi Vilas Bank under the leadership of Shri V.S.N. Ramalinga Chettiar. They aimed to serve the financial needs of people who were occupied in trading businesses, industry and agriculture, in and around Karur. The bank was established on November 3, 1926, under the Indian Companies Act, 1913, and on November 10, 1926, it obtained the certificate to commence business. After the Banking Regulations Act was introduced in1949, the bank received its banking license from RBI and became a scheduled commercial bank? revealing its capability to operate as a full-fledged commercial bank. Lakshmi Vilas Bank did considerable expansion of its branch network from 1961 to 1965, when the bank took over nine other banks. The bank started the development of its branch network beyond Tamil Nadu in 1974 to take benefit from the additional opportunities across India. Thus, offices were established in the neighboring states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Kerala, critical financial centres like Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi, as well as in other prominent business centers in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Gujarat.