The oldest building of the Mubarak Mandi Palace Complex dates back to 1824. However the construction of all the buildings was rounded up about 150 years ago. One is sure to be impressed by the architectural skills that have been displayed by the artisans while constructing the buildings. A unique blend of Rajasthani, Mughal and Baroque European styles, they are to be marveled at. Particularly striking is the Sheesh Mahal. It can be undisputedly rated as the most spectacular of all the structures within the Mubarak Mandi Palace Complex.
The setting is also quite admirable. The palace commands great views of the Tawi River and the city of Jammu. Presently housing government offices and courts, the halls and galleries of the Mubarak Mandi Palace were once the venue of official functions hosted by Dogra rulers. The greatest attraction of the Mubarak Mandi Palace however remains the Pink Hall. It houses the Dogra Art Gallery. The gallery has an amazing collection of sculptures and paintings that are sure to leave any visitor startled.
The Mubarak Mandi Palace is open to visitors from half past ten in the morning to half past four in the evening during the Winter Season. In the Summer Season it is open from 8'o clock in the morning to half past one in the afternoon. Any visitor will surely enjoy a visit to this palace not only for the museum's rich collection but also because it gives them a chance witness the remarkable blend of different architectural features that is so magnificently manifested in the buildings.