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Thannamandi Sarai

Mughal rest house

Thannamandi Sarai, built by the Mughals, is an inn located at Thannamandi in Rajouri District of Jammu and Kashmir. Thannamandi is about 24 km north of Rajouri.

This magnificent Sarai is remarkable for its ornamental carvings. It has two enclosures through a cellular quadrangle and a plain walled area popularly known as 'Am Khas'. The grand gateway of this sarai has a large domed chamber in the middle with portions in front and behind and recessed arches at the sides.

The first building contains 36 cells on all four sides, which opens to the courtyard through arched alcoves and has two rectangular dalans with three chambers. There is a Hammam with three large chambers the central being larger and has three openings.

The second enclosure is now in a dilapidated condition. A few baolies decorated with sculptured friezes can be seen close to this rest house.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Rajouri
Location: Thannamandi


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