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Dogra Art Museum in Jammu

·  Summer: March-May (24°C - 39°C)
·  Winter: November-February (-2°C - 20°C)
·  Monsoon: June-August

Best time to visit:  October-April

Opening Time: 08:00 a.m. (summer) 10:30 a.m. (winter)
Closing Time: 01:30 p.m. (summer) 04:30 p.m. (winter)
Weekly Holiday: Monday

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 10
Children:  INR 10
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Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 50
Children:  INR 50
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Previously called Dogra Art Gallery, it is now a world-famous museum located in the Pink Hall of Mubarak Mandi Palace. The most striking feature of the museum is the collection of more than 800 astounding paintings brought from Basoli, Jammu and Kangra. In addition, there are several paintings depicting modern art, Baru oil paintings and royal portraits.

A visit to the museum also introduces the rare collections of coins, old manuscripts, sculptures, arms, musical instruments and a huge variety of textiles from various regions of India. Weapons ranging from knives, swords, khukaries to revolvers and pistols are among the most notable highlights. Terracotta items, especially the female busts, discovered during excavations also attract one’s attention.

Black marble Shiva statue, carpentry tools, jewellery items, mineral stones and papier mache items are worth exploring as well. You must locate the gold plated bow and arrow that was once possessed by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan.

Road: The museum is located in the Mubarak Mandi Complex which is accessible by well-maintained roads. Take an auto-rickshaw from any part of the city and you can easily access the museum.

Railway: Only 7 km. from the museum is the Jammu Tawi Railway Station, one of the popular rail access points in North India. Auto-rickshaws from the station will conveniently take you to the museum.

Airway: Jammu Airport offers flights to many popular cities of India. From airport, the road trip of about 10 km. to the museum can be covered in a taxi or an auto-rickshaw.