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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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  • This is surrounded by lakes on all four sides and constructed between them on a thin mould of soil, giving a view of a ship from the top. This mahal was built as summer place by the king and spent tim...  more »
  • Jahaz Mahal is nice place to visit. One of the oldest places in India historic monument and awesome piece of architecture. Don't go there in summertime it's too hot out there in summers. One of d must...  more »
  • Ship palace also known as JAHAJ MAHAL is a must visit place if you are in Mandu the city of Palace. A great piece of architecture. This palace has water pools built with levels in the shape of flowers...  more »
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  • It is a lovely place.where one can found himself surrounded by water from most of the sides. Properly maintene by MP Tourism. Beautiful and romantic place.
  • Beautiful, clean, peaceful and historical. Jahaj Mahal surprises you with its depth & size. It takes 3-4 hours to explore the palace completely. Make sure you hire a guide.
  • Awesome place and good very good wheather condition very neat and clean place many restaurent and many shops are also there
  • 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
  • A good palace to know about mandu and their culture. High on architecture and aetifacts