Ancient Palace Ramnagar

One of the most significant edifices of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Ramnagar Fort is known for its magnificence. Situated near Sheesh Mahal, Udhampur, Ramnagar Fort has historical importance. In 1972, it was renovated and was undertaken by the Archaeological Survey of India. It is nestled on the banks of Mansa Devi Nallah, a tributary of the River Tawi flowing through Jammu. Architecturally, the palace is a three storeys square-shaped building with polygonal bastions supporting the corners. The rampart walls are crowned with merinos and battlements. Moreover, cannonballs are kept inside the cells and domed chambers around the central courtyard of the mansion. One can see the images of Lord Hanuman, Ganesha and Goddess Durga in the gateway. A moat is surrounding the fort for the defence purpose. One can get the access to this moat through a narrow bridge on the south-eastern side. The fort has been thoughtfully made giving it an essence of beauty as well through the wonderful architecture.

About Ancient Palace Ramnagar

One of the most significant edifices of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Ramnagar Fort is known for its magnificence. Situated near Sheesh Mahal, Udhampur, Ramnagar Fort has historical importance. In 1972, it was renovated and was undertaken by the Archaeological Survey of India. It is nestled on the banks of Mansa Devi Nallah, a tributary of the River Tawi flowing through Jammu. Architecturally, the palace is a three storeys square-shaped building with polygonal bastions supporting the corners. The rampart walls are crowned with merinos and battlements. Moreover, cannonballs are kept inside the cells and domed chambers around the central courtyard of the mansion. One can see the images of Lord Hanuman, Ganesha and Goddess Durga in the gateway. A moat is surrounding the fort for the defence purpose. One can get the access to this moat through a narrow bridge on the south-eastern side. The fort has been thoughtfully made giving it an essence of beauty as well through the wonderful architecture.

Outstanding Universal Value

The Ramnagar Fort was constructed by then king of the region, Raja Suchet Singh who was the son of Maharaja Ranbir Singh. He died in 1844 and after that, his wife performed Sati near the fort. Therefore, one can see the Samadhi of the queen near the 19th-century palace. The fort is situated in the city of Ramnagar which was named after its last ruler King Ram Singh.

Monument Information

Address

Ramnagar Fort, Jammu and Kashmir, 182122

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport : Jammu Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station : Udhampur Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Udhampur Bus Station

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : Sunrise
  • Closing Time :Sunset

Weather

  • Monsoon : Maximum: 25 °C, Minimum: 18 °C

    Summer : Maximum: 30 °C, Minimum: 20 °C

    Winter : Maximum: 10 °C, Minimum: 0 °C

    Recommended Season to Visit : Summer Season (May to August)

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Signages.
  • Visitor circulation path.
  • Electricity
  • Brochure/guide book.

Accommodation near the monument

Contact Details

  • Mr. Bishan Das
  • Phone: 91-191-2434354 (Main O), 9419907887
  • E-mail: circlesrinagar.asi@gov.in

Museums near monument

  • - Amar Mahal Museum and Library, Dogra Art Museum, Wadia Museum of Natural History

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
Non Ticketed
Free Entry
for all visitors.