Amar Mahal Palace Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: Amar Mahal Palace, Ramnagar, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-19145676
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art Museum, Museum, History Museum, Architecture

About Amar Mahal Palace Museum, Jammu

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The museum consists of a remarkable collection of historical documents, sculptures, paintings and books.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

  • Rickshaws
  • Private cars

Restaurants Near Amar Mahal Palace Museum

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  • 95% of people who visit Jammu include Amar Mahal Palace Museum in their plan

  • 53.35% of people start their Amar Mahal Palace Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Amar Mahal Palace Museum

Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday

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  • I just cant describe the beauty of the palace. its just spectacular. A must visit

  • Amar Mahal museum is situated at top peak in which you can see beautiful scenery and locations.very nice and calm place. Maharaja Amar Singh Grand father's of Dr. Karan Singh last sadar e riyasat of j&k also a member of parliament in rajya sabha. room and jewellery sets and utensils of Rani yasho laxmi also displayed there.when you come to Jammu please visit this place. You enjoy the real beauty of Jammu.

  • The Amar Mahal Palace is a palace in Jammu, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, India, which has now been converted into a Museum. It was built in the nineteenth century for Raja Amar Singh, a Dogra king 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.[1] It has many exhibits including a golden throne weighing 120 kg, Pahari miniature and Kangra miniature paintings, a library of 25,000 antique books and many rare art collections. Amar Mahal is situated on the right bank of the Tawi River, on a bend of the river, in Jammu. Jammu, once a princely city, is also famous for forts, palaces and temples. The Sivalik Hills or ranges to the north of the Mahal, on the left bank of the river, provide a grand view, with the Tawi River flowing in between, draining the valley. It is well located adjoining the heritage hotel known as the Hari Niwas Palace Hotel, in the heart of the city, on the road to Kashmir. 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. 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 in Jammu. The imposing building has long passages on three sides, which are covered by sloping corrugated tin roofs. The passages are supported on columns with wooden framework. The first floor of the palace building has French windows with connected balcony. The top floor has a bay window. The windows also depict triangular projections in classical Greek architectural style, which are fitted over ornate false columns.

  • museum is not big enough, but provide nice points to click images of the valley and the river. you can spent an hour easily by having views of valley and the tawi river, jammu city, n feel of a palace. you will find peace here.

  • Eastern of the hell it is one of the beautiful Heritage site of Jammu because here you can enjoy with your friends and families and your children because children can enjoy here with watching all the sceneries and heritage of Jammu Kashmir because Jammu Kashmir is one of the best state in India but the conflict between Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan causes the great inhabitants so please

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