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Amar Mahal Palace, Ramnagar, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India
entry fee
per person children
per person adults
per person foreign nationals
All days of the week except Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
visit duration
2 to 3 hours

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Amar Mahal Palace Museum is housed in the Amar Mahal Palace. It was built in 1862 in a unique, French-chateau style of architecture. Located atop a hill overlooking the Tawi river, 4 rooms of the palace have been converted into art galleries and historic museums, depicting the royal history of Jammu. 

The star of this museum is the golden throne of Jammu, weighing a whopping 120 kgs, done up in pure gold. The art collection here is also quite impressive, with paintings of M F Hussain and Laxman Pai on display, among other famous Indian contemporary painters. Another interesting aspect are the pahari paintings displayed here, depicting tales from the Mahabharata and other folklore, especially those of Nal Damyanti. The museum also organises heritage walks around the complex to give detailed insights into the history of Jammu and surrounding cities.

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