Hari Niwas Palace – The Royal Heritage of Jammu

By | August 6, 2016

This Palace was commissioned by Raja Amar Singh who moved to this beautiful vantage point from the palace complex at Mubarak Mandi. It is made in French colonial style using local materials – bricks, lime mortar and pebbles as embellishments. This Palace was the residence of Maharani Tara Devi till 1968.

Hari Niwas Palace – The Royal Heritage of Jammu

In 1975 this building was converted into a museum and library housing the golden throne, the royal portraits of the Dogra rulers, a collection of narrative paintings in the Kangra miniature style of the late 18th century and a substantial number of books and contemporary art from the personal collection of Dr. Karan Singh.

Places to check out in Hari Palace, Jammu

  • Karan Singh Gallery

  • Durbar Hall

  • Indra Duggar Gallery

  • Contemporary Art Gallery

  • Throne Room

  • Maharaja Hari Singh Room

  • Ladakh Room

  • Nepal Room

  • Maharajmata Suite

Gallery of  Hari Niwas Palace and Maha Rajmata Suite, Jammu

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Karan Singh’s Personal Library

Karan Singh’s Personal Library Karan Singh’s personal library which is next to the queen’s room is a home to 40,000 books. Outside the library there is catalogue which is helping hand to 40,000 books in the library. But sorry entry is restricted. The old man who guided us to the Queen’s room told us that the grandson of Karan Singh comes often and stay over the top floor in the Castle. Amazing!

Museum Timings

April to September
9.00 AM to 1.00 PM
2.00 PM to 6.00 PM

October to March
9.00 AM to 1.00 PM
2.00 PM to 5.00 PM

Note: Monday and National Holidays Closed.

Entrance Fees

Adults – Rs 20/-

Children from 3 to 10 years
Rs 10/-

Special Admission to Maharajmata Suite
Rs 100/-

Camera Ticket Rs 50/-

Video Camera Ticket Rs 200/-

Note: Photography is not allowed in Durbar Hall and Miniature paintings.

How to get there or location of Hari Niwas Palace

This beautifully constructed palace is situated on the banks of river Tawi. Address of Hari Niwas Palace is Palace Road, Karan Nagar, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir 180001.

Our Verdict

Hari palace is a beautiful castle. One of the best thing is that it is properly managed even being too old. There were pictures of the rulers and their wives over the walls which the reveals a brief history of J&K. One thing we must say that it is a place worth visit. Specially, the Queen’s room which still have its things from the old times. Yes, there are some places which is restricted for visit and photography so don’t mess. Don’t miss the Nehru’s 3D painting in the Indra Duggar Gallery, it is impressive.

One tip for you all, bring your snacks as there is no arrangement there but yes there is a restaurant next to the castle where you can get your meals. So, don’t wait visit there and don’t forget to click selfies on the backside of the castle with the panoramic view of Jammu Tawi and hills. We would love to hear your experience in the comment section below till then,
keep wandering keep exploring, stay tuned!

Hari Niwas Palace Official website : hariniwaspalace.in


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