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Jahaz Mahal in Mandu

Jahaz Mahal in Mandu is a popular monumental building and must see tourist spot during Mandu sightseeing. It best captures the medieval romance of Mandu. Surrounded by pond water, it given an impression as a floating structure on water due to which it has been named as Jahaz Mahal.
It is a nice example of creative imagination realized on ground. All the passages, windows were designed with arches in different designs. Jahaz Mahal in Mandu is a nice example of creative imagination realized on ground. All the passages, windows were designed with arches in different designs.

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Madhya Pradesh, India
Best time to visit Mandu: 
Time Needed:
2.5 hours
75.3925952°N, 22.3555163°E
Distance from Mandu to Jahaz Mahal
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Overall Rating:4.6

  '5' out of 5
"Nice architectural marvel of medieval period. Constructed at great location with water bodies on both sides .The name resembling the shape.Famous archeological site of India with a lot of buildings and monuments nereby. A small archaeological museusm is also there in the complex.This was kings amusement area and 'harem'or 'hamam'where queen resided with luxury.These and many other momuments in mandu tells the story why 'Mandu'was once the city of joyof India"
  '3' out of 5
"Good place to visit. Only 110km from Indore. Depicting history and This place is built on water bed. Hence the name is jahaj meaning ship. "
  '5' out of 5
"One of the pleasant place for a family outing...u just love the garden how well it's maintained "
  '5' out of 5
"Jahaj Mahal is the centre of attraction of all the magnificent monuments in Mandu. It was primarily built as a 'harem' to keep the many queens of the the Mandav King in good humour amidst the hot climate of Mandav or Mandu. The palace itself is made in the shape of a ship or jahaj and has water bodies all around and thus the name Jahaj Mahal or the ship palace. Ancient architecture can be seen at its best here. It is an archaeological India site and there is an entry ticket. It is recommended to the visit Jahaj Mahal and Hindola Mahal first once you land in Mandu and then continue south seeing Hosang shah tomb,Jami Masjid, Darya Khan Tomb, Ahilya fort, Boat club etc culminating the tour at the Rani Roopmati palace, before falling back. If a foodie, do try locally made 'panni' in one of the shacks just outside the Jahaj Mahal or at the local bus stop. Order in advance as it takes and hour to prepare and not many keep them ready. Night stay is ideal in one of the two MP Tourism resorts. Do take a guide at the entrance of the Jahaj Mahal itself, if not carrying a good guide book. (negotiate well). Happy Viewing. Bon Chance."
  '5' out of 5
"Best Historical place of Mandu. A great Palace Constructed."

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