Jahaz Mahal

Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: Jahaz Mahal, Mandu, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Garden, Historical Site, Monument, Palace, Family And Kids, Architecture , Fountain

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Jahaz Mahal

  • 95% of people who visit Mandu include Jahaz Mahal in their plan

  • 66.87% of people start their Jahaz Mahal visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Jahaz Mahal

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

54.44% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jahaz Mahal

People normally club together Jami Masjid and Hoshang Shah's Tomb while planning their visit to Jahaz Mahal.

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Jahaz Mahal, Mandu Reviews

  • Nothing like the name Jahaz Mahal..... Situated inside a market where we can't even go by auto as due to too much rush..... Nearest metro station is chhatarpur...

  • Jahaz Mahal (in Urdu Language ‘Jahaz’ means “Ship” and ‘Mahal’ means “Palace”, the “Ship Palace”), is located next to Hauz-i-Shamsi in Mehrauli, Delhi on its northeastern corner. It was so named, since its reflection (illusion) in the surrounding reservoir looked like a ship floating on a lake. It is inferred to have been built during the Lodi dynasty period (1452–1526) as a pleasure resort, Sarai or an inn.[1][2] Srb Prajapati

  • 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.

  • Too much conjusted.. however history has its own value

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