Amar Singh Club Srinagar is the first club in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir when it was a suzerain state during the British Raj. It was established in the year 1933.Maharaja Hari Singh dedicated the club to the memory of his father Raja Amar Singh as such it derives its name. The majestic building surrounded by world famous Chinar trees whose specialty is that its leaves turn red in autumn and are a treat to watch; even Mrs. Indira Gandhi was so fascinated by this spectacle that she would visit Kashmir in late October to enjoy the beautiful view provided by the falling leaves. The club was designed by the British Architects on the pattern of British Clubs because both are situated in cold climate. It covers an overall area of ten acres of land .It has specious lush green lawns, one tennis court, badminton court and two Dr.Karan Singh Squash courts. A twelve room guest house was added by the legendary Sher- i-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah in the year 1978. The club offer all the activities/facilities that one expects from a modern club. However the club billiards hall has a unique ambiance with no parallel in the country. Amar Singh Club is situated at Sonwar Bagh Srinagar and is flanked by river Jhelum on South and the world famous Dal Lake in the North separated by the Suleiman foot hill of Zabarwan range of Himalayas, atop of which is situated an ancient temple named after famous philosopher sage Shankaracharya. The posh area surrounding one State guest houses, circuit house and residences of the Chief Minister, Cabinet Ministers, top Civil and Police dignitaries of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir.The famous Lal Chowk is one and a half kms. away from the club as is the Dal Lake, the Paradise for Tourists. The club is governed by an elected executive committee headed by the Chief Minister as the permanent President with Chief Secretary as Vice President.