Hari Niwas Palace

Palace Road, Jammu City, Jammu and Kashmir, 180001, India
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Best location in Jammu

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 21, 2008

Hari Niwas Palace Hotel is located on the high area of Jammu, on the north side of the city, near NH1A road, on a terrace overhanging the Tawi river. Great view above the valley, nice gardens, it is very conveniently located at the fringes of the city. Even on the fringes of the city, you hear the “activity” of the concurrent religions: the muezzin, at 5:30 am tries to make more noise than the Hindu priest calling to the temples. . . . . I just can imagine what it could be in the city centre. . . . . . Except this “religious” problem, it is a very nice hotel, not at all a Palace, as it calls itself; it is an old fashioned hotel, with just enough warm water, a charmingly creaking wooden floor, nice “colonial educated” staff, etc. . . yes, charming, with old pictures on the walls, a big bed, mineral water in the room, . . . Ah, I describe it in hectic style, but the place is a bit “hectic”, a funny mixture of old and modern. . . . Nice place in fact!
Reservation was a bit difficult for an individual traveller (the agency of my company did not even know Jammu exists, and I had to handle myself for reservation); reservation with internet, but payment with wire transfer (no credit card), like in the fifties. . . but they accept credit cards (after a number of phone calls, I do not know where. . . ), once you are there.
Well, this is for the hotel; next to the hotel is an old mansion, the Amar Mahal palace, which hosts a museum I did not take the time to visit.

Directions: On the North way out of the city, on road NH1A, just before a road block, turn right (there are signs).

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  • Free Parking
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