August 28, 2011

Mubarak Mandi Palace, Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, the capital city of Jammu and Kashmir state of India, is considered as the city of temples. Apart from the famous temples, the city also has some palaces. Mubarak Mandi Palace is one of the palaces which is also considered as an important tourist site in Jammu city.

Mubarak Mandi Palace is around 150 years old. It was the erstwhile palace of Dogra kings of Jammu. The architecture of the palace is a mix of Rajasthani, Mughal and European styles. The palace structure has many buildings used as Government offices today. The pink hall in the palace is now used as a museum.

The museum of Mubarak Mandi palace has two floors full of paintings of royal families and various armour such as bow, guns, canons and swords. Old vessels, ornaments, artifacts and old coins from Jammu kings are also displayed in the museum. The museum also has few stone statues and inscriptions. Some modern paintings depicting Hindu mythology and kings are also present in this palace museum.

Happy travelling.

Fast Facts:
Site Name: Mubarak Mandi Palace
Site Type: Palace, Museum
Location:  Jammu city, Jammu and Kashmir state, India
Highlights: A palace turned museum
Nearest Railway Station: Jammu - well connected from the cities/towns all over India
Nearest Airport: Jammu
How to reach: Train, road or air
Hotel: A lot of hotels are available in Jammu; 
Restaurants: Good restaurants are available in Jammu

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