Amar Mahal Palace MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Amar Mahal Palace, Ramnagar, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India
- Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-19145676
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art Museum, Museum, History Museum, Architecture
Amar Mahal Palace Museum - Review
Located in the middle of River Tawi and the Shivaliks, the museum is located in the French chateau like Amar Mahal Palace. The museum is not just known for the beautiful collection but also for its architectural style with a French touch. It is one of the most visited attractions in the city.
The Palace was designed by a French architect and finished construction by 1890s. A part of the Palace was converted by the grandson of Maharaja Amar Singh Dr. Karan Singh and his wife Mrs. Yasho Rajya Lakshmi to preserve and encourage artistic talent.
The museum consists of a remarkable collection of historical documents, sculptures, paintings and books. The darbar hall in the building exhibits paintings of the Dogra rulers.
A solid golden throne of 120 kilograms with golden lions incorporated in the design is the main attraction of the museum. Mahabharata epic scenes and royal memorabilia also form a part of the attractions.
The museum is an integral part of Jammu city. It is also famous for connection to the Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry. Extremely fascinating exhibits, Majestic architecture in red Sandstone overlooking the picturesque Tawi river, An evening in the palace is a true delight.
Amar Mahal Palace Museum Information
- The Palace is a wonderful setting for photographs.
- The darbar hall in the museum is used for gatherings and can be rented.
- Do not litter in the area.
- Maintain silence during your visit.
- Architecture lovers will enjoy the museum most of all.
Amar Mahal Palace Museum Ticket Prices
- Rs.5 for Children, Rs.10 for Adults,Rs 50 for Foreigners.
How To reach Amar Mahal Palace Museum by Public Transport
- Private cars
Restaurants Near Amar Mahal Palace Museum
- Cafe coffee day
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Things to Know Before Visiting Amar Mahal Palace Museum
57.21% of people who visit Jammu include Amar Mahal Palace Museum in their plan
73.17% of people start their Amar Mahal Palace Museum visit around 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Amar Mahal Palace Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Amar Mahal Palace Museum
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Amar Mahal Palace Museum, Jammu Reviews
It's high point of dogra legacy.converted into a museum.it houses treasures of dogra kingdom .do visit here for exploring and immersing urself in history of one of the most important regions of North India.
The King of Jammu's palace now transformed into a beautiful museum in Jammu. The palace is extremely beautiful. I also amazed to see the royal collection of cars there. The interiors of the meseum is great. There is so much to see. There are many rooms with a golden history in them which you can actually feel there. Also if you are here don't forget to visit the library and the souvenir shop which gives you an opportunity to buy historical books and collectable items. I bought a "I ❤ Jammu" coffee mug which was really of a good quality. So if you are in Jammu with your friends, family or even in a solo trip you must visit this palace once.
The Amar Mahal Palace was planned by a French architect, in 1862. However, it was not built until the 1890s. Maharani Tara Devi, wife of the late Maharaja Hari Singh (son of Raja Amar Singh) lived in this palace till her death in 1967. Subsequently, her son Karan Singh and his wife Yasho Rajya Lakshmi converted the palace into a museum to house rare books and works of art, with the objective of "Encouraging artistic talent, to establish fine arts centre and to collaborate with other like minded institutions for promotion of Indian arts". For this purpose, they transferred the palace property to a trust named as the "Hari-Tara Charitable Trust". Karan Singh voluntarily surrendered the Privy Purse paid to him by the Government of India as a former ruler of Jammu, one of the Princely state of India, and used the funds to set up this museum named in memory of his parents. The museum was inaugurated by the Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, on 13 April 1975. To promote the stated objectives, the Trust arranges guided tours, book readings, lectures, film shows and hobby classes and other visitor friendly activities in the Museum. Scholarly exchanges, workshops and exhibitions are also regular features held by the Trust. The Dogra-Pahari paintings displayed in the museum were creation of the second half of the 18th century in Jammu and Himachal Pradesh of the Kangra school of art. To quote the words of Karan Singh: "The whole effect is to transport one into a fascinating miniature world with its own aura and ethos."
There can't have been a better palace in the whole of Jammu . The art in the palace was breath taking the History of the king's have been told perfectly through art. The view has been amazing..the gardens were also fabulous...the view of the palace from a bit faraway gives such a luxurious view.. I must tell you that you should take the hundred rupees ticket and also pay for the special pass for camera permission so that you can capture everything...also the special pass for visiting the second floor and also view the lift that was made in 1864 which is used only by the king...and don't miss the golden throne. This museum is one of the best locations to visit in Jammu. Calm, neat and clean with a very good ambiance. The greatest part is the paintings of Nala and Damayanti inside the museum. Great work and good preservation. Had a visit with family in the last week of March. Pretty hot outside but cool inside the building. Recommending visiting this museum.
Firstly I tell a little about this place : For those who didn't know about this Museum. Hari Niwas Palace (or Amar Singh Palace) located in Jammu, J&K, India. The palace was built in the early 20th century. It overlooks the Tawi River on one side and on the other side the Trikuta Hills. It was the royal residence of Maharaja Hari Singh Ji, who moved here in 1925 from the older MubarakMandi Palace . It was built in the 19th century for Raja Amar sighji ,then Maharaja of Jammu&Kashmir by a French architect on the lines of a French Chateau. The palace was donated to.the Hari-Tara Charitable Trust by Dr. Karan Singh for use as a museum. It has many exhibts includig a golden throne weightning 120kgs, Pahari miniagure and Kangra miniature paintings, a library of 25000 antique books and many rare art collections. The palace was the last official residence of the Dogra dynasty, and a large collection of potraits of the Royal Family. My experience was so good everytime I visit. Now the building is turned in to hotel and one can enjoy with their friends and family there..we can.hv a nice view of Trikuta hills from bck side lawn and the main attraction is gold seat which is well guarded. I recommended and hope too when you visit jammu, take some time to visit this historic place too.