The majestic Rani Charak Mahal of Jammu

A landmark structure located on banks of a Tawi River, Rani Charak Mahal is a stunning example of ancient architecture. It located at the Mubarak Mandi complex in Jammu. This majestic place is about 150 years old. It’s the epitome of Kashmiri culture of the previous era. There are several government offices within the premises of this palace today.

Other attractions of this temple include a beautifully made golden throne and palanquins, which exhibit its richness and royalty. It has a phenomenal structure and adds to the profundity of the regional heritage. This palace is frequently visited by tourists and also local people of the region to enjoy the beauty of antique idols and utensils.



History

Like all historical monuments, even Rani Charak Mahal is enveloped in an interesting historical past. Tourists love to explore the treasures of nature combined with history.Large numbers of tourist come to Jammu to enjoy the secluded atmosphere and also to take a plunge into the history of the monuments like Rani Charak Mahal. Maharaja of Jammu used the palace as the residence during those times. It was used as a royal residence with a lot of valuables and rich jewelry. Maharaja also used the treasury house as a storehouse of jewels in that era. There were ministerial offices even in those times in the precincts of the palace. These ministers helped the Maharaja in daily administration.



Architecture
Owing to the phenomenal architecture of this palace, it has secured a prominent place in Kashmir’s history. The intricate interiors of Rani Charak Mahal add charm and elegance. On one end of the palace, there is a huge treasury house with antique interiors. The treasury house is popularly known as Toshakhana by locals here. Exhibiting immense architectural excellence, this palace is interestingly made of red bricks and mortar. The palace also puts on an exhibition of valuables made of gold and some antique objects. Majestic columns and arches with intricate carvings reflect the sophisticated architectural style of that era. The art and architecture of this palace reflect both Mughal and European style.

 

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