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Built by Qudisiya Begum ( also known as Gohar Begum ) in 1820 is a synthesis of Hindu - Muslim... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2019
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Navi Mumbai, India
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The Gauhar Mahal is nearly 200 years old mahal being built by ruler of Bhopal, Qudsia Begum,whos... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2019
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Varied artwork are being on displayed at Gauhar Mahal. Being once being the queen's palace, the monument is now being used for a stage for handicraft and art works. Once a while visit is mandatory.
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Built by Qudisiya Begum ( also known as Gohar Begum ) in 1820 is a synthesis of Hindu - Muslim architecture . Gohar Begum was the first woman ruler of Bhopal . It was a seat of power and residence as well . It is situated next to the Bari Jheel . It perhaps requires better
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We reached at 11am in the morning, and to our surprise, there was not a single visitor. We tried entering, when the gate keeper approached us. We decided to cut short our visit as as the place was not at all maintained properly.
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While this 19th century palace would have been beautiful in its heyday, it is extremely neglected now and mostly a derelict building. There is one portion (a courtyard) which is open to the public. It has attractive wooden doors and some other interesting details on the facade.
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This place may be perceived closed to public, but it isn't. The security guard also doubled up as a guide. He took us around and explained the importance, layout and many other details of this monument. He also showed a perennial source of fresh water (of undiscovered origin)
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