Jahaz Mahal palace is the one that looks like a mighty ship. It is in Mandu Indore in Madhya Pradesh
This beautiful palace was built during the reign of Sultan Ghiyas-ud-din Khilji, who had more consorts than we can count (15,000 to be precise), this palace was built to house his ladies. And let’s be honest, that’s a lot of ladies!
The palace is surrounded by twin ponds that make it look like it’s floating on water. How cool is that?! The balconies are designed in a way that amplifies sound, so if you’re feeling like a rockstar, go ahead and give it a go! You can even hear your voice reverberate throughout the palace.
The history of Jahaz Mahal is closely intertwined with the history of Mandu. The palace was designed to shield the Sultan’s consorts from the common man’s eyes, but it gave them complete freedom to enjoy their luxuries and pleasures. We don’t know about you, but we think that’s a pretty sweet deal!
If you’re planning a visit to Mandu, Jahaz Mahal is a must-visit. You can also check out Roopmati’s Pavilion, Baz Bahadur’s Palace, Hindola Mahal, Jain Temple, and Jami Masjid while you’re there. Plus, it’s conveniently located near other important cities like Dhar, Indore, and Maheshwar. So hop on a bus from Indore and navigate your way through Mandu on foot.
Entry fee is only INR 5 per Indian adult, and you’ll need about 1 to 2 hours to explore the palace fully. The last royal visit was made by Mughal Emperor Jahangir and his wife Nur Jahan in 1617, who described it as “a wonderful assembly.” We’re sure you’ll have a wonderful time too!