Amar Mahal Palace & Museum, Jammu and Kashmir

The Amar Mahal Palace building marks the French-chateau-style architecture built by the ruler King Amar Singh of Dogra Dynasty and is located in Jammu region in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. The four rooms of this palace are now replaced with art galleries and museum. It is situated on the top of the hill with the beautiful view of the river Tawi.

The Amar Mahal Palace wonderful palace is made up of red sandstone which gives it a real visual scene. The natural background scene raises its beauty. Amar Mahal Palace was given in donation to a charitable trust Hari-Tara by Dr. Karan Singh. This trust is now in charge of its maintenance and recently, it has been turned into a museum which also plays host to a well-stocked library. The library has around 25000 historic books and a wonderful collection of precious art.

This museum is built in 1862, which is located at the top of a hill. Four rooms of the palace have been transformed into galleries and historic museums. It has an impressive and attractive collection of art. It displays many artefacts, as well as a 120 kg weighs golden throne made of pure gold. Another important aspect is the paintings of Pahari which depict tales from the Mahabharata, Nal Damyanti and other folk tales. Museum offers the tourist a heritage walks around the complex to go through the detailed view to the history of Jammu and its cities.

The Red sandstone gives the palace a beautiful view which makes it the best destination to celebrate holidays for visitors. The Amar Mahal Palace was last ruled by the Dogra emperor and so it also reveals a collection of his family on display.

Timings

Amar Mahal Palace & Museum open at 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon then 03:00 PM to 07:00 PM - (Monday Closed)

Entry Fees

10 INR per person for Indian Nationals, 50 INR for foreigners and 5 INR per Child

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