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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the famous museums and galleries in Jammu?

Manavi Kapur DEC 10 2012
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Answer: So you've seen the town, experienced the culture, but still want to know more. Head to one of the several museums and galleries in Jammu for some detailed insights into the city's royal history, its contemporary culture and maybe even a lesson in marine biology! Get enlightened at the following museums and art galleries in Jammu:


  • Amar Mahal Palace Museum

    This museum is housed in the Amar Mahal Palace, 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, all 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 is 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.

    Timings: 10am to 12pm, 3pm to 7pm in Winter (Monday closed)
    10am to 12pm on Sundays
    5am to 7pm in Summer

    Entry Fee: INR 5 (children), INR 10 (adults), INR 50 (foreign nationals)

    Address: Amar Mahal Palace
    Ramnagar
    Jammu
    Jammu and Kashmir
    India
    Telephone: +91-191-45676

  • Dogra Art Gallery

    Housed in the magnificent Mubarak Mandi Palace, this museum and art gallery is an ideal spot for some excellent insights into the folk culture of Jammu, Ladakh and Kashmir. Located in the Pink Hall of the palace, the art gallery displays paintings of the Jammu, Kangra and Basohli school of art, including intricate miniature paintings. Adding a bit of royal touch is the gold-plated bow of emperor Shah Jahan and handwritten manuscripts of Shahnama and Sikandernama.

    Timings: 10.30am to 4.30pm in Winter (Monday closed)
    8am to 1.30pm in Summer

    Entry: INR 10 (adults), INR 5 (children), INR 50 (foreign nationals)

    Address: Mubarak Mandi Palace Complex
    Jammu
    Jammu and Kashmir
    India

Unravel the mysteries of the past and lose yourself in its charm. Get set for a memorable holiday!

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