Amar Mahal Museum and Library

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    Location: Amar Mahal Museum And Library J&K.  PVXC+3WM, Palace Road, Karan Nagar, Jammu Tawi, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir 180001

    Estimated Visiting Time: 3 hours

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    The Amar Mahal Palace is a palace in Jammu, in the Indian erstwhile Kingdom of Jammu and Kashmir. This palace has now been converted into a museum and Commissioned by Maharaja Amar Singh, a Dogra king, the palace was built in the nineteenth century by a French architect on the lines of a French Chateau


    The palace built in red sandstone with red bricks is in a picturesque environment on a hillock overlooking the Tawi river valley Built in the European castle style, the palace has sloping roofs with turrets and tall towers. When built during the reign of Raja Amar Singh, it was the tallest building 

     The imposing building has long passages on three sides, which are covered by sloping corrugated tin roofs and the passages are supported on columns with a wooden framework. The first floor of the palace building has French windows with a connected balcony.


    Amar Mahal Museum and liberyThe place was inaugurated by Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, on 13 April 1975. To promote the stated objectives, the Trust arranges guided tours, lectures, book readings, film shows, hobby classes, and other visitor-friendly activities in the Museum. Scholarly exchanges, workshops, and exhibitions are also regular features held by the Trust, and also the Dogra-Pahari paintings displayed in the museum were created in the second half of the 18th century in Jammu and Himachal Pradesh of the Kangra school of art.

    Inside/Outside Views

    The palace was donated to the Hari-Tara Charitable Trust by Karan Singh for use as a museum and It has many exhibits including a golden throne weighing 120kg, a Pahari miniature, Kangra miniature paintings, a library of 25,000 antique books, many rare art collections, and also a large collection of portraits of the royal family.

    Opening Hours

    9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

    This place remains closed on Monday.

    Entry & Others Fees

    25 INR per person and 100 INR for the queen’s room “Rani Kaksh”

    How to Reach

    By air: Jammu airport is the nearest airport from this place

    By rail: Jammu railway near thee away from this place.

    By road: You can hire a car or cab to reach this place directly

    Tips for Travellers

    You must carry water bottles.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes It’s safe to visit this place

    Que-02: Is photography allowed inside Muchalinda Lake?

    Ans: Yes it’s allowed and its cost is INR 50 only for the camera. Best of luck with your journey.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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