Khas Mahal

Khas Mahal, New Delhi: Address, Khas Mahal Reviews: 4/5

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Neighborhood: Chandni Chowk
This densely populated neighbourhood of Old Delhi is more than three centuries old and is a prized treasure trove, home to diverse Indian communities is most popular for its heritage havelis, old bazaars and places of worship. Explore the everyday life of the locals as you walk into the spice, jewellery, dry fruits, wedding markets and build up an appetite for the Indian street food, including stuffed parathas & jalebis and Mughlai food at Karims. Head to the magnificient Jama Masjid for stunning views of Delhi 6, with the iconic symbol of India in the backdrop – Red Fort. The diversity of Old Delhi demands an entire day to truly enjoy all the treasures hidden in this culturally rich part of the city.
How to get there
  • Chandni Chowk • 10 min walk

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Linda Y
Frisco, TX4,194 contributions
Emperor’s Private Apartment
Feb 2019 • Solo
The Khas Mahal is one of the white marble buildings in the Red Fort and is included in entrance to the fort. It served as the emperor’s private apartment. The graceful scalloped arches, walls and ceilings are embellished with a delicate floral motif. Gorgeous carved marble screens! Look for the Scale of Justice, an important piece of Mughal art.
Written March 5, 2019
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
Palace inside Red Fort
Dec 2017 • Friends
During my holidays in Delhi, I had visited the giant Red Fort complex and this palace is located inside the fort. This was the private palace of the Mughal emperor and is definitely the most beautiful one inside the fort complex. The intricately carved floral designs on the walls and ceiling of this palace is spectacular. The beautiful structure is in need of maintainence and was undergoing restoration by ASI when we visited.
Written April 8, 2018
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Kumar S
New Delhi, India421 contributions
Khas Mahal
Mar 2018 • Solo
As the name indicated, this palace was build for special purposes. Though the state of the building is not so well. It is situated within the premises of Red Fort.
Written March 21, 2018
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rupeshbits
New Delhi, India341 contributions
Only Historical but not much attractive
Jul 2017 • Family
The structure is a world heritage site which is located inside the Red Fort. The Khas-Mahal means 'private house' which was built by shah jahan for private residense of their daughter. Some architectures are there from mughal era. It is a marble structure. But right now, as it seems, it is neglected and need proper maintenance by ASI and Govt.
Written March 3, 2018
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Prasad T
77 contributions
Nothing Khas
Aug 2017 • Friends
It's not as good as it's name . It's located in red fort . Due to poor maintenance now it doesn't seem to be khas Mahal
Written August 6, 2017
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rumaisa12
73 contributions
It's inside the Redfort
Jan 2017 • Solo
This Khas Mahal is located inside the Redfort .. it has its own history related to Muhghal emperor ...
Written January 21, 2017
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Shilpamittal
New Delhi, India424 contributions
Nice
Mar 2016 • Friends
A nice place to visit. It was house or residence of Mughal emperor shahjahan. Some nice architectural work is present here.
Written September 21, 2016
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Satyendra Garg
Port Blair, India6,490 contributions
Khas Mahal was the private residence of the emperor.
Feb 2015 • Solo
Located between Diwan-i-Khas onthe north and Rang Mahal on the south, Khas Mahal was the private residence of Emperor Shahjehan. This has three portions namely "chamber for telling beads", the sleeping chamber and the sitting room. On the eastern side is Jharokha darshan from where he appeared before populace. In the middle of the Mahal flowed stream of paradise. On the northern side of the Mahal is beautifully carved scale of justice, an important item of Mughal art.
The walls and ceilings are beautifully done and are very attractive. Marble jalis, particularly on the eastern side opening towards the river are extremely beautiful.
Written February 24, 2015
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Dilip S
Vadodara, India1,121 contributions
Aesthetically Beautiful Khas Mahal
Oct 2014 • Couples
Khas Mahal situated between Rang Mahal and Diwan I Khas was Shah Jahan’s residence . It comprised of three parts : The first Tasbih Khana was used as a private worship place . Next was Khwabgah his bedroom . Tosha Khana , a long drawing room with painted walls and ceiling was the last . The northern and southern walls of Khwabgah were covered with marble screens and under the arches were carved the famous inscriptions by Sadulla Khan , Shah Jahan’s Vazir , telling us that the construction of building was started in 1639 and was completed in 1648 at a total cost of Rs 50 lacs . As most of the six palaces were constructed during this period , the total expenditure incurred on them might be Rs 50 lacs .

On a marble panel in between Tasbih Khana and Tosha Khana , right above the Nahr I Bahisht was depicted the highly acclaimed “ Scale of Justice “ ( Mizan I Adl ) suspended over a crescent surrounded with clouds and stars . Below the Scale of Justice , on both sides very intricately carved marble screens depicted the mind boggling artistic chisel work of Indian artists . The artists who painted the walls and ceiling were of equally matching calibre .
Khas Mahal was the ultimate palace to study in depth Mughal architecture and aesthetics .

So we fully enjoyed the time we invested there .
Written December 20, 2014
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