On the clifftop lawns next to the Amar Mahal and with similarly royal connections, Jammu's most atmospheric and relaxing property is guarded by bronze ceremonial cannons and a moustachioed doorman. Pick deluxe rooms 207 to 212 for best-value views towards the Tawi River from the shared balcony. Or request elegant 'royal' room 205 for its four-poster bed.
The below-level Palace Mews rooms (d ₹4400) are for walk-ins only and should be avoided. A taxi from the centre costs around ₹500.