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A Peep Through History

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

Reviewed August 19, 2019
Navi Mumbai, India

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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