One of the most visited places in Jammu, Mubarak Mandi is a grand ancient palace located at Jammu in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. It is near the banks of river Tawi. The Mubarak Mandi Palace was the official house or residence of the Dogra Dynasty kings. This was Dogra Dynasty’s main seat till the king moved out to another palace in 1925. The palace is a large complex of a number of buildings, where one of the first buildings were built in the year 1824. Each one of the Maharajas of
the Dogra Dynasty added more buildings as they ruled thus extending the complex. Due to this, it took more than 150 years for the Dogra rulers to complete the palace as we see it today. The palace is a mixture of Mughal, Rajasthani and European baroque architecture.
The ancient complex has a number of large courtyards with several sized and shaped buildings. The buildings of the complex include Darbar Hall , the Pink Palace, Royal Courts, Nawa Mahal, Hawa Mahal, the Toshakhana palace and many more buildings. As the Dogra Dynasty’s rulers slowly moved out of the palace and settled in the new palace, the place started to ruin and the palace lay abandoned. Nowadays the parts of the palace are used as Government Offices, courts and the Dogra Art Museum. It is at the pink hall of the palace and hols a number of miniature paintings of the region. Sheesh Mahal one of the building of the palace is made fully out of glass. The olden palace has witnessed fire more than 36 times and became a victim of two major earthquakes i.e, 1980 and in 2005. It is declared as a heritage site by the government.
The palace opens at 10 am in the morning and closes at 6 pm in the evening. It is open all weekdays and closed in public holidays. It is a good tourist attraction in the area.
Best Time To Visit
Jammu is a all season destination, but to enjoy the true beauty of Jammu and Mubarak Mandi Palace the best time to visit the area is is from March to October.
Jammu and Kashmir 180001
Nearest Town: Jammu (5 Kms) [See Map]. The Town of Jammu is just 5 kms from the Palace and can be easily accessed by road. Road Distance to Jammu From Major Towns in India are:
Srinagar : 290 Kms [See map]
Delhi: 610 Kms
Jaipur: 810 Kms
Mumbai: 1980 Kms
Jammu has a good road network with the neighboring towns and states thus providing it easy to get here. The national Highway that passes through Jammu is NH 1A.
Nearest Railway Station: Jammu Railway Station, which is just a 6 km journey from the Fort.
Nearest Airport: The jammu Airport is just a 10 Km Journey from the Fort.
As the fort is near to the town you can easily avail accommodation according to your standards. In List of Hotels near Mubarak Mandi Palace.
the town of Jammu There is a huge list of hotels and homestays, You can easily pick the package you like. To know more about hotels
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