Mubarak Mandi

Kashmir & Ladakh

Started in 1710 and vastly expanded after 1824 under the Dogras, this extensive complex of palace buildings is fascinating for both its scale and its startling state of semicollapse. The only part that's accessible is the former durbar hall containing the Dogra Art Gallery.

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