Hari Niwas Palace

Top choice heritage hotel in Jammu

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.