Ship Palace (Jahaz Mahal), Mandu

4.6
Must see · Architectural Building · Landmark
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. Ship Palace (Jahaz Mahal) is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • Ship Palace is also called as Jahaz Mahal and located at Mandu. historical place but well maintained. architecture is amazing and clean place. garden is also there.  more »
  • Palace is nice and beautiful,palace is big and old,place is cleane,architecture of palace is nice and beautiful, garden is nice.  more »
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  • This place is very elegant. Here you can see how well the ancient engineers have managed the water flow throughout the palace. When the pond is filled, the water will enter the palace through specific gates which can be opened and closed manually and then it will flow all through the palace in beautiful canals on all the floors of the palace without any modern pumping devices. Its all about ancient engineering and how well it has been executed. A very beautiful palace rightly called the ship palace or Jahaz Mahal as it stands amidst the water and also has water ponds in the palace itself.
  • Awesome place for visit… very great palace “Jahaz Mahal”, what a beautiful architectural place…. You can view the water channel and across the place with magnificent design…. They know the value of water at that time and find the water conversation initiatives taken during the construction…
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