Mubarak Mandi Palace in Jammu

A beautiful combination of of various architectural styles, the Mubarak Mandi Palace is a must visit.

A beautiful combination of of various architectural styles, the Mubarak Mandi Palace is a must visit. | Photo credit: RameshSharma1/flickr

Mubarak Mandi Palace Overview

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The current design of Mubarak Mandi Palace is a culmination of the efforts of the Dogra rulers throughout 150 years. Steeped in history, this grand palace complex once served as the royal residence of the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir. The architecture of the palace, which is an exemplary confluence of Baroque, Rajasthani, European and Mughal styles, is truly awe-inspiring.

Several well-decorated courtyards, old buildings and palatial palaces could be found within the complex. Worth-mentioning among the palaces are Darbar Hall, Gol Ghar, Pink Palace, Nawa Mahal, Rani Charak Palace, Toshakhana Palace, Hawa Mahal and Sheesh Mahal. Bedecked with exquisite glasswork, Sheesh Mahal is the most eye-catching section of the complex.

The galleries and spacious halls in the palaces were used for conducting official ceremonies. Featuring an extensive collection of artefacts and paintings detailing the imperial history of the region, the Dogra Art Museum, located within the Pink Hall, is another major highlight.

Although incidents like fires and earthquakes, over the years, have gutted down some sections, the glory of this palace still endures. Many structures, including the riverfront Gol Ghar, which had four storeys, are in ruins at present. In use till 1925 when Hari Singh moved his seat to the Hari Niwas Palace, Mubarak Mandi Palace has now been declared a heritage site by the state government.

  • Opening Closing Time 10 am to 6 pm

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The Old Walled City, Jammu, 180001, Jammu and Kashmir