Akhnoor is an archeological site and Municipal Committee in Jammu district in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, India. It is situated at a separation of 28 km from Jammu, in the lower regions of the Himalayas. The town is situated on the banks of the Chenab River. The Akhnoor is partitioned into three Administrative Sub-Divisions - Akhnoor, Chowki Choura and Khour; Seven Tehsils - Akhnoor Khaas, Chowki Choura, Maira Mandrian, Jourian, Kharah Balli, Khour and Pargwal.
Akhnoor is likewise partitioned into three Education Zones of Akhnoor, Khour and Chowki Choura. He put is accepted to be the old city of Virat Nagar specified in the Mahabharata in any case, Bairat, a town in northern Jaipur region of Rajasthan is more settled as the antiquated Virat Nagar. The place is a standout amongst the most imperative chronicled locales in Jammu and Kashmir.
Unearthings by the Archeological Survey of India have set up the way that Akhnoor was one of the last bastion of the Harappan Civilization and Manda, Akhnoor is the northern most site of the Harrappan Civilisation. Earthenware figures and other anthropological articles having a place with the later Harrappan period have been found amid the unearthings. Past Akhnoor, towards the upper uneven zone that joins Sivalik Hills, there has been no hint of any protest that could demonstrate that Harappans moved any further past this town.