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Ship Palace (Jahaz Mahal)

Mandu, India
+91 72922 63235
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Unexplored Destination

Nothing much to do, however if you are looking for a calm and peaceful destination and enjoy... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Masterpiece of Medieval India!

Grand Architecture which was supposedly the adobe of Sultan. The Place is adjacent to a lake and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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This famous castle was built by the son of Mohammed Shah to house his harem of 15,000 women.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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Mandu, India
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nothing much to do, however if you are looking for a calm and peaceful destination and enjoy weather you may try visiting Mandu. Nice destination for a day trip from Indore. An hours drive from Indore. Best time is during monsoon/winters. This is an unexplored...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Grand Architecture which was supposedly the adobe of Sultan. The Place is adjacent to a lake and gives splendid view of the Sunset. It is not crowded which makes it even more attractive.

Thank shashwat1006
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank vikashagarwal0509
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

1  Thank traveller_prk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

1  Thank chetanindoretrip
Reviewed 16 May 2017 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
Reviewed 6 May 2017

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...More

Thank EnigmaticIndia
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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
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.

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...More

Thank Rajiv T
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Hi can you suggest total time required for visiting this place. Please also suggest time required for visiting major destination.
30 May 2017|
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Response from Rajiv T | Reviewed this property |
Jahaz Mahal will need at least an hour to rush through. Most places of interest in Mandu collectively will take a day to visit as a routine tourist. In case you have some interest in archeology and history then it's up to... More
can you pls suggest a guide ?
12 January 2017|
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Response from shaileshjpai | Reviewed this property |
you can get local guides at mandu.
I am goint to visit Mandu, next month. I want to ask that (1) can I visit all the sites in mandu in one day. (2) what is the public transport from Indore to go to mandu.
25 August 2016|
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Response from signsun1202 | Reviewed this property |
Best time to visit Mandu is in rainy season(July-Sep). 1) Trip duration depends on your travelling style. You can cover all major attractions in one day.But if you like to travel to see all things in detail I would recomme... More