Ship Palace (Jahaz Mahal), Mandu

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Admire the marvelous architectural solution of Ship Palace (Jahaz Mahal), the ruins of an elegant two-story stone palace sandwiched between two water tanks. This 120 m (394 ft) long, Afghan-style complex features open pavilions with balconies overlooking the water, creating an illusion that the building is floating. Built between 1436 and 1439, this masterfully carved palace has numerous elaborate curling patterns set in the floor, an ingenious way of directing rainwater to a tank. Enjoy views of the water and exquisite gardens from one of the tiny domes, turrets, and balconies. A visit to Ship Palace (Jahaz Mahal) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Dhar District vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Just 1 km from the main market Mandu is this beautiful, grand, historical marvel of Mandu. Jahaz mahal is the biggest of all the historical structures in Mandu and is really worth coming here. It is a...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Visited the place during Monsoon and the trip was really great as one can enjoy this grand palace surrounded by lakes which gives a feeling as if the palace is floating on water.  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    ‪Mandu was so beautiful that the Sultans of Malwa renamed the fort ‘#Shadiabad’ (City of Joy) and built palaces, mosques and tombs, gardens etc ‬ One of these us the Jahaz Mahal so called because it's...  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    A beautiful example of construction, with a lot of greenery around with neat and clean gardens. Clean water ponds with fountains, well maintained and managed by MP government. Do visit Jahaj mahal if you visit Mandav.
  • July 9, 2017
    Amazing natural beauty!! Maintenance is very high standard..ticket price is also very cheap (₹15 only)
  • July 13, 2017
    One of the best place perfectly maintained by govt worth to go but avoid going on holidays otherwise you will found yourself in long queue of tickets
  • June 20, 2017
    Superb place with awsm outdoor seating.... attractive Greenery.... Mango trees.... Ancient History of India
  • July 13, 2017
    Awesome place. Even more beautiful in rainy season..

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