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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 Mandu vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The Jahaz Mahal, also called Ship Palace because it is surrounded by pools, is an ancient Palace where he lived the Sultan with his 12000 women (wives and concubines)
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  • I had heard a lot about this place and when I saw it this week, I was totally mesmerised by its beauty. It is a must do activity if you are in Madhya Pradesh.  more »
  • So called because it overlooks two stretches of water, well worth a visit. Pleasant gardens, well-groomed and natural habitat of many of monkeys.
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  • Situated between two artificial lakes, this two storied architectural marvel is so named as it appears as a ship floating in water. Built by Sultan Ghiyas-ud-din-Khilji, it served as a harem for the sultan. Such a beautiful place. Highly suggest that you go early in the morning. Say be there by 8AM if you want to avoid crowds and want to click amazing pics like the ones I did.
  • Good place for visiting. Well maintained gardens and museum. Lovely place for exploring your photography skills.
  • Excellent place in Mandu..rich in cultural heritage and water channels all over
  • Awsm place to visit in monsoon specially with DSLR camera here u can explore more . It is called jahaj mahal because in monsoon it is surrounded by water so it looks like floating on water Amazing place to visit with historical feel and also there is museum type of place which has very interesting ancient artifacts.
  • The only place worth visiting in mandu. Well maintained gardens and landscapes. Good spot to go throughout the year.