Amar mahal museum Palace organized by the French architect in Jammu and Kashmir

Oct 16, 2019

Amar mahal Palace is a palace in Jammu, which is in the state of Jammu and Kashmir State of India, which has now been converted into a museum. A French architect Frenchman Amar Singh, like a French Chateau, was built in the nineteenth century. This palace is called the Hari-Tara Charitable Trust, Dr. Karan Singh was donated to use as a museum. It contains 120 kilogram weight, golden throne, Pahari miniature and Kangra painting, 25,000 Antique books library, and many rarely art collections. The palace was the last official residence of the Dogra dynasty, and a large collection of portraits of royal family was also displayed at the museum.

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Amar Mahal is situated on the right bank of the river Tawi, at the bank of the river in Jammu. Jammu, once famous for the princely city, forts, palaces and temples is also famous. The Sivalik Mountains or Range, on the left bank of the river, provides a panoramic view of the river, in which the river of Tawi flows through the river, drains the valley. It is located near the Heritage Hotel, which is known as Hari Niwas Palace Hotel in the heart of the city on the way to Kashmir.

In 1862, the Amar mahal Palace was organized by the French architect. However, it was not built until the 1890s. Tara Devi, wife of the late Maharaja Hari Singh lived in this palace till her death in 1967. Thereafter, his son Karan Singh and his wife Yasho Rajya Lakshmi converted the palace into a museum to create rare books. And art works, "with the aim of promoting artistic talent, establishing a fine arts center and collaborating with other similar organizations for the promotion of Indian art". The museum was inaugurated by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on April 13, 1975. To promote specific objectives, the Trust organizes guided tours, book reading, lectures, film shows and hobby classes and other visitor-friendly activities in the museum.