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Ship Palace (Jahaz Mahal)

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Address: Mandu, India
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This famous castle was built by the son of Mohammed Shah to house his harem...

This famous castle was built by the son of Mohammed Shah to house his harem of 15,000 women.

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Very very beautiful palace

Mandu is the hidden gem of our country. There are lots of historical monuments to visit. Jahaz Mahal is one of the best ruin palace i ever visited in India. This is very big and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Mandu is the hidden gem of our country. There are lots of historical monuments to visit. Jahaz Mahal is one of the best ruin palace i ever visited in India. This is very big and beautiful palace. This palace is surrounded by water from 2 side.

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Its easy to imagine why this palace was named as Jahaz Mahal even though currently there is no way you can see the reflection of the palace in the surrounding water bodies. A beautiful piece of Architecture. Climb up to one of the towers and you get great views of the entire complex which houses so many other architecturally rich... More 

Thank traveller_prk
Indore, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The late 15th century Jahaz Mahal (ship palace) is 120 metre long and 15 metre wide and situated between the two artificial lakes. It is an elegant two storied palace. It gives the appearance of a stately ship. The palace consists of three large halls with a beautiful bath at the northern end. Coloured tiles and stones are used for... More 

Thank chetanindoretrip
Indore, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a beautiful palace thousands of years old and Gov. has done good work in preserving it and not letting it go to ruins. There's not much inside, but the construction is definitely so sturdy and well played it's worth a visit

Thank NikharMaheshwari
Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the name suggests it is a boat shaped two storied palace(around 120 mts), built by Ghias-ud-din Khilji for his harem. The Mahal overlooks two artificial water tanks i.e. Kapur Talao(Camphor) and the Munj Talao. One can notice the magnificence of Afghan architecture and the palace is lined with beautiful balconies, pavilions and terraces.

Thank EnigmaticIndia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome is the right to describe this place. Rainy season is best time to visit Mandu. We enjoyed a lot our visit. But many people destroying the history for no reason by putting their name or other notes on such a precious monuments.

Thank Divesh Kumar S
Faridabad, India
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

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.

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

The place is neat and clean and plenty of restoration work is going on. It depicts a building built like a Ship surrounded on all sides with water bodies. Worth a visit with some local Guide to tell you all about it in detail. The palace and other buildings involve plenty of walking and climbing which old people and infirm... More 

Thank Rajiv T
Pune, India
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

The architecture is really wonderful. Jahaj Mahal is well maintained. Garden is green. Pond is clean. Not suitable for senior citizens with leg/knee problems (like any other places in Mandu). My humble request to all the tourists is - do not throw any garbage or spit inside such nice historical places. Hindola Mahal is also inside this premises. Audio Guide... More 

Thank harshaljoglekar
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This group of monuments in Mandu are pretty interesting. The attractions are all grouped into various sectors depending on their location. This was definitely part of the best group. Do not forget to check out the old shop ruins at the further end of this group.

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