Mandi & Museum

Mubarak Mandi,%

Mubarak Mandi Complex is among the chief sites of historic significance, which was also the royal residence of Dogra rulers during the days of yore. The 150 years old complex features 76 government offices and courts.

At the complex, palaces are built as a group of buildings around the courtyard. Successive Dogra rulers extended the complex and used the building as the residences of the royal Dogra families. At present, there are halls and galleries in the complex that are used for official and public events along with housing government offices and courts.

The oldest testimony of the complex dates back to 1824. The architecture and artwork belonging to Mughal and Rajasthani style along with 17th century European style attract tourists from around the world. Some of the chief attractions of the complex are the Sheesh Mahal, Royal Secretariat and Dogra Art Gallery, the erstwhile Pink Hall.

Dogra Art Museum

musumis a real treat for the erudite scholars, researchers as well as patrons of the fine arts. The treasures displayed behind the museum’s glass cases and the those safely preserved in the musty archives are real eyeopeners on India’s age-old legacy and cultural diversity.

Dogra Art Museum,%is enclosed within the premises of the Pink Hall of Mubarak Mandi complex. The museum boasts of a fantastic collection of priceless treasures and invaluable manuscripts. The museum also houses a mind-blowing collection of valued recherch%# paintings. As many as 800 different paintings from renowned schools like Kangra, Basoli and Jammu adorn the walls of the museum. The other highlights of the museum include the antique gold plated bow of the legendary Mughal sovereign Shah Jehan and a number of ancient and unusual carpentry tools.