Apart from its heavenly climate and topography, the state of Jammu Kashmir offers the tourist much - much more. With its delightful culinary culture to its attractivepalacesladen withastonishingarchitectural importance,lavishness of the houses on boats and a heavenly view of the valleys, Jammu Kashmir offer the best that one can expect. One must not be surprised that this place is called as the heaven on earth.

Although most famous for its snow capped Hills and mountains, The Valley of Kashmir is also immensely famous for its .Apart from being face to face with the immense beauty of nature, one can also experience the essence of History in this state. The state of Jammu and Kashmir isn’t just meant for Honeymoon couples but is also a haven for people who come here to enjoy with family or to seek adventure with friends. Its exceptional beauty makes the honeymooners throng here in plenty. J & K’s palaces have preserved the residue of history of the region and proudly display what was and what is. The state of Kashmir is a tourist hotspot and attracts tourist from all across the nexus. October to February is the optimum time to explore Kashmir

It is observed by the archaeologists that this karewa land carries religious structures and palaces. The devastation of this monumental glorious city has been due to several wars between the kings and the last destruction of the city has been ascribed to Sultan Sikander(1379-1413 AD) though till the era of Sangram Raj (1003-28 AD) the structure of the Palaces has been largely in existence.

Forts & Palaces of Jammu &Kashmir

Amar Mahal Palace Museum

The erstwhile residence of the Royal King Shri raja Amar Singh, This palace in the heart of Jammu is a proud jewel in the crown of KashmirOne of the most grand sites in all of Kashmir, The palace in all its regality has been finely crafted with red sandstone which lends the palace beauty as it stands majestically amidst the ShivaliksApart from these mountains ranges of Shivalin in the north, The River Tavi glitters in the southern front and also enhances to the esteemed beauty of this palace.

The Haritara Charitable trust is the caretaker of this palace which is now turned into a museum.

The Leh Palace

In the arid yet heavenly region of laddakh lies the beautiful city of Leh which also houses the Leh Palace. Built in the classical style of the Medieval Tibetan Architecture, The Leh Palace was commissioned and resided upon by the erstwhile Ruler SengeNamgyalof the 16th century.

With a total of nine floors in the houses  that surround the Leh Palace, These houses have huge and daunting fortifications.Another interesting character of the walls are its inclined and buttressnature which is complimented by stunningbalconies crafted from wood.

Being at such a place, The palace obviously offers a stunning view.

Mubarakh Mandi Palace

The MubarakhMandi is a popular place in Jammu as many high profile palaces belonging to the Dogra rulers are found here. All the prominent government offices are also located here. The palace will be renovated soon. The palace is surrounded by the residences of the Dogra families, who belong to the period of MaharajaHari Singh.

Mubarak Mandi Complex

Mubarak Mandi also called the Royal Dogra palaces have a history of more than 150 years. A very beautiful architecture, blended with Baroque, Mugal, Rajasthani and European style, attracts the tourists in large number to this spot. The most striking sections of the complex are Sheesh Maha, Rani CharakMahal, the old Army Head Quarter, the Foreign Office and the Grey Hall where the Maharaja used to hold his Darbar. The Mubarak Mandi Complex includes the famous Dogra Art Gallery situated in the erstwhile Pink Hall. The museum is a treasure house of miniature paintings from the traditional Hill Schools of art especially the Jammu School of Art, Kangra School of Art and Basohli School of Art. The collection includes hundreds of rare pictures, a gold bow and arrow of the Mughal king Shah Jehan and also hand written Persian manuscripts of Shahnama and Sikandernama. This complex surrounds a beautiful courtyard and a fabulous garden.

Hari Niwas Palace

This palace is located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, in the Northern India. The ambiance of the place reflects the Indian tradition, history and tradition. This palace has been constructed on the shore of the Tawi River, by Maharaja Hari Singh in the 19th century. The view of the Trikuta Hills looks very panoramic from the palace. The trikuta hills are known for the famous Vaishno Devi temple.  Kumar Ajatshatru Singh and KumaraniRitu Singh, the daughter in law and Maharaja Harisingh look after the palace now. The palace is surrounded by the mango groves and green lawns surround the palace. It has been used as a luxury hotel and many guests come here to avail the facilities of this lavished hotel.

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