Jahaz Mahal, Mandu

Jahaz Mahal - A Quick Overview

Address: Jahaz Mahal, Mandu, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Time Required: 00:30 Mins

Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

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About Jahaz Mahal, Mandu

The Jahaz Mahal is said to have been constructed during the reign of Muhammad Shah I Khilji. During the transfer of Malwa from Dhar to Mandu many artisans were also transferred and brought here to build forts, palaces, tombs, museums, etc. these artisans who came from Delhi were experts in the Tughlaqid style of architecture depicted through the simplicity in planning and design. The Jahaz Mahal was built during the latter part of the 15th century, on a narrow strip of land between two lakes called the Munj Talao to the west and the Kapur Talao to the east. This palace has an adjoining palace also known as the Taweli Mahal. There are a number of water bodies and fountains around the palace and the beautiful garden circling it. There is also a fantastic bath pool at the back side of the Jahaz Mahal.

Jahaz Mahal Information

  • Visit during the daytime is preferable as there is no proper lighting facility after dusk.

Jahaz Mahal Ticket Prices

The following charges are applicable to the entire Royal Group of Monuments, separate from the Village Group of Monuments

  • Rs 5 for Indians.
  • Rs 100 per person for foreigners.
  • Rs 25 for video cameras.

Jahaz Mahal Opening and Closing Hours

  • Actual hours are from sunrise to sunset.

How To reach Jahaz Mahal by Public Transport

  • The nearest railway station is the Indore Junction BG Train Station.
  • The nearest airport is the Devi Ahilyabai Hollkar International Airport, Indore.
  • At the location itself, it’s best to drive around in your own vehicle or to rent a scooter.

Restaurants Near Jahaz Mahal

  • Ganga Jamuna Restaurant
  • Shivani Restaurant
  • Indore Dhaba
  • Baba Ka Dhaba
  • Badhri Dhaba
  • Mahakali Dhaba

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Jahaz Mahal, Mandu Reviews

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  • A nice place, an interesting creation for the lovers of history and if u r going with your partner than beware of stalkers.

  • Every year after the monsoons, this ravaged monument whose name means “ship palace” hosts music, dance and acting. It becomes the focal point of cultural activities marking Phoolwalon ki Sair, a festival in which floral tributes are paid to two premier Hindu and Muslim shrines in Mehrauli, a south Delhi region filled with monuments of almost every signifiant historical timeline. Some historians say Jahaz Mahal, built during the Lodhi period (1452-1526), was a mosque. Some think it was the residence of a holy man. Others believe it to be a serai (inn) that took in visiting pilgrims. Adjacent to Hauz-e-Shamsi, a water tank built by Sultan Iltumish, it could also have been a pleasure palace, a harem, or a summer refuge for the Delhi royalty. In any case, Jahaz Mahal got its name because its reflection in the rippling waters of the tank looked like a moving ship. Over the years the lake was reduced to a filthy pond and the mahal lost its reflection. It also lost its southern wall. Most of the blue ceramic tiles on the domed pavilion over the central gateway were lost. Yet there is beauty in this dilapidation. The chhatris show delicate carvings. The mihrab, or recess, on the western wall indicates a mosque. The arched chambers promise serenity.

  • Quite good place to visit. Entry is free and not crowded place, therefore suitable place to visit.

  • Beautiful monument however, no maintenance by the authorities. Surrounded reservoir of Jahaz Mahal is also filthy in which its floating ship like reflection can be seen.

  • No maintainace and nothing to see or view much , it has a small kids playing ground around and people come to play and walk.

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