Once the Residential Palace Of Raja Amar Singh
Presently Maintained By
Hari-Tara Charitable Trust
Ramnagar,Tel:5676. Open in
: 1000 to 1200 hrs. and 1500 to 1700 hrs.
: 1700 to 1900 hrs.
Sundays : 1000 to 1200 hrs. Closed
: State holidays and
: Pahari Paintings, family portraits of rulers of J&K,library.
Of interest by itself is the building, a former palace designed like a French Chateau, in which the Museum is housed.
This is a good-looking palace of red sand stone which stands amidst the most pictursque environments of Jammu. There is beautiful sight of the Shivaliks at the north and the River Tawi flows down below. adding to the Grandeur. This was once the residential palace of Raja Amar Singh. the palace has been converted to a museum and is looked after by Hari-Tara Charitable trust. The museum has a golden throne made of 120kg pure gold sofa and has golden lions embedded into it. The thore is placed in a hexagonal room. The museum has a gallery of paintings of paintings known as NAL DAMYANTI. It has a library of around 25000 books on various subjects and disciplines. This is really a beautiful spot to be visited round the year in Jammu.
HOW TO REACH THERE
Road : Auto Rickshaws from anywhere in the Jammu city can take one to this place on payment of nominal charges. Minibuses do also ply but are not allowed to enter the Palace composite so one has to walk up to the palace.