Jammu Hotels : Hari Niwas Palace Hotel
This is a 20th century palace, converted into a heritage hotel, is located a few kilometers north of the city of Jammu on a small hillock with fantastic views of the Tawi river behind it. The facade of the palace is quite unlike most Indian palaces: all white and square. However, the interiors are much nicer with paintings of the royal family that once lived in it and antique-looking furniture. Our double-room was large with an extremely comfortable bed, plenty of storage, TV with cable, a nice bathroom and most importantly, air-conditioned! The cost of stay included breakfast, which was a good deal.
The lawns behind the palace are gorgeous especially because of the excellent views of the Tawi River. In the evenings, dinner is served here. Our breakfast was served in the coffee house, which was small but well-furnished and comfortable.
The hotel is right by Amar Mahal Palace, which was the last official residence of the Dogra Rajas. It’s a lovely brick and stone structure and visitors are allowed inside as well.
Overall, Hari Niwas is a top place to stay at in Jammu; highly recommended!
Rating: 9 out of 10