Mubarak Mandi Palace, Jammu and Kashmir

As is said by Historians, the Mubarak Mandi Palace was established by Raja Dhruv Dev (1707- 1733) after shifting his capital from Purani Mandi to this beautiful region that overlooked the river. The palace grew over the years and new palaces and buildings were added to it. After a number of attacks, threats, and change of rulers, it was in the year 1874, after enlargement and renovation by Maharaja Ranbir Singh of Jammu and Kashmir, that the palace complex took its present form.

In the following years, the administrative spaces were increased in size, decreasing the residential area. Maharaja Pratap Singh constructed and added a number of buildings including the Rani Charak Palace of 1913, which he had dedicated to his beloved queen, who used to be a beautiful shepherd girl from Birpur village.

Today, only part of the Mubarak Mandi Palace complex is made reachable to the visitors. This includes the Hawa Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Tosha Khana, parts of the Rani Charak Palace. The Sheesh Mahal with its intricate designs on glass is often claimed to be the most beautiful. The Dogra Art museum located in the complex has a rare and exquisite collection of artefacts.

Built and reconstructed over several years, Mubarak Mandi Palace Complex is the amalgamation of several architectural forms and several cultural auras can be felt at once when visiting it. When in Jammu, this Palace complex is a must visit. One cannot help but be captivated by this great palace in Jammu.


Mubarak Mandi Palace Museum open at 10:30 AM to 04:30 PM in Winter season and in Summer season Museum open at 08:00 AM to 01:30 PM

Entry Fees

20 INR per person

Days Closed

Closed on every Mondays

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