King Raja Amar of Dogra built this royal family
home in the late 1800s, designed by a French architect. Indian artisans helped
construct this French chateau-like fort that was inhabited by the royal family.
Valuable collections of paintings, books,
scriptures and sculptures now don the Mahal halls since its conversion to a
museum. Family portraits of the royals of Jammu and Kashmir can be praised by
the visitors. The Pahari paintings add to the rich cultural flavour. The centre
of attention though stills stands to be the 120 kg solid gold throne of
Maharaja Hari Singh.