Amar Mahal Place is located in Jammu, India, this palace was built in 1890. It is a legacy of the Dogra dynasty of Jammu and Kashmir and was built by Raja Amar Singh of the Dogra dynasty. This fort was designed by a French architect. Earlier the entire family of Raja Amar Singh lived in this palace, later it was changed into a museum. It was one of the most beautiful buildings in Jammu and Kashmir built in the 19th century. On one side of this palace is the Twi River and on the other side, there are huge Trikuta hills. Mata Vaishnav Devi’s Dham is also there on the Trikuta hills. This palace is built with red sandstone stones and bricks, it has been built in French architecture.
Things to see in Amar Mahal Jammu
The Amar Palace was a residential personal palace for Raja Amar Singh and his family, but it was later converted into Museum. There are many antique items and craftsmanship and objects of the time of Dogra kings to see here. There are many beautiful artifacts here, especially many arts of Kangra-style paintings available. These pictures and crafts are amazing in themselves.
Here there are pictures of the kings of the Dogra dynasty and many objects related to their heritage, which shows their advanced and illustrious monarchy.
There are huge green lawns outside the palace, which add to the beauty of this palace. Many beautiful trees are planted in this field. There are also many beautiful flower plants here.
Library of more than 25000 books
This museum has a huge library in which there are more than 25000 books, these books are related to spiritual, political, and cultural subjects. There is also a statue of Lord Buddha in this museum and there is also a painting of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. There is a special thing in the painting that wherever you look at it, Nehru’s shoes and eyes will look towards you.
120 kg Gold throne
The most attractive and precious thing in the museum of this palace is the throne made of 120 kg of gold here. This throne was used by the Dogra kings during their reign, now it is kept locked in a room, and only tourists can see it only through the glass of the window in the room.
Interesting facts about Amar Mahal Palace
- Amar Mahal Palace was earlier the residence of Raja Amar Singh, later it was converted into a museum.
- There are more than 25000 books in the library of the museum of this palace.
- There is a golden throne in this palace that weighs 120 kg.
- This palace was built by Raja Amar Singh in the 19th century.
- This palace is related to the kings of the Dogra dynasty.
The Amar Mahal Palace is open to the public from 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM and from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. It remains closed on Mondays.
The entry fee of this museum is Rs 20 per head only. There is an extra charge for carrying cameras. Special passes on the second floor are for 100 Rs only, bringing the total to INR 120 to fully explore the place.
Address and Google Map of Amar Mahal Palace
Address: PVXC+3WM, Palace Road, Karan Nagar, Jammu Tawi, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir 180001
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Other places to visit in Jammu & Kashmir
- Nishat Garden
- Dachigam National Park
- Vaishno Devi Dham, Katra
- Aru Valley
- Kishtwar National Park
- Dachigam National Park
- Tarsar Marsar Trek
- Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
- Nubra Valley
- Suru Basin
- Betaab Valley