location was carefully selected for having a commanding view
of river Tawi on one side and the City on other side. The Palaces
are built as a group of buildings around a courtyard.
The Complex has halls and Galleries which were used for official
functions and ceremonies. As the time passed the need was felt
to have separate buildings to house full fledged Royal Secretariat.
These buildings were constructed around a garden cum courtyard
which ultimately became the venue for important events for Royal
audience for common man.
Dogra Art Gallery
is located in the erstwhile Pink Hall of the old Mubarak Mandi
Palace Complex. This museum houses 800 rare and exquisite paintings
from different schools of paintings viz.Basohli, Jammu and Kangra.
Gold painted bow and arrow of Shah Jehan and a number carpentry
tools make an important section of the display. The museum also
has Shahnama and Sikandernama hand written manuscripts in Persian.