Jahaz MahalCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: Jahaz Mahal, Mandu, Madhya Pradesh, India
- Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Garden, Historical Site, Monument, Palace, Family And Kids, Architecture , Fountain
Jahaz Mahal - Review
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 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Jahaz Mahal
95% of people who visit Mandu include Jahaz Mahal in their plan
73.21% of people start their Jahaz Mahal visit around 08 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Jahaz Mahal
52.94% of people prefer walking in order to reach Jahaz Mahal
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Jahaz Mahal, Mandu Reviews
Abandoned heritage. nice building without proper maintenance. I think this area has value to appeal as heritage area to all of the world.
Yet another protected monument that's offered very little protection. Was sad to see the mou D's of garbage in and around it.it would have been lovely in its heyday.
Most importantly, there are many fake reviews and photos of this place posted by some irresponsible idiots. All the photos with lush green lawns are fake. This place is a very neglected place. Though it has tremendously huge potential but because of sheer negligence it has turned into trash. There is a pond greener than the lawn. People told me about a festival that is organised every year during October last. That festival signifies Muslim hindu unity. According to the story, a boy from this area was captured by the britishers and hindus-muslims together prayed for his liberty. Finally the boy was released.
One of the most neglected historic places in Delhi is Jahaz Mahal. Considered to be a structure from Lodi era, it was built before Babur won the Battle of Panipat in 1526. Jahaz Mahal was so named, since its reflection (illusion) in the surrounding reservoir looked like a ship floating on a lake. In the Mughal era it was a summer resting place for few of the emperors, spending time here away from the heat and dust of Delhi (that time purani dilli was the main Delhi). Later, Mughal Emperor Akbar Shah II started the famous 'Phoolon walo ki sair' from this place in early 19th century which is still very popular and a primer event in February in the area of Mehrauli. I have read that there are many cultural events and functions are held during that time. But looking at the poor surroundings and dilapidated condition of this place, I am not very much interested to visit again. Not to mention that it is extremely difficult to reach this place since it is in the Mehrauli Market. Congested and very tricky area.
Very small in size and nothing much to know here, but place is clean and properly maintained due to small in size. If you are specially coming here for experiencing some good piece of architecture, this is not the place.