Gohar Mahal

Gohar Mahal, Bhopal: Address, Phone Number, Gohar Mahal Reviews: 4/5

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Vikas Singh
Hyderabad, India3,931 contributions
Begum's palace
Feb 2020
More than 200 years old it was built by the first woman ruler of Bhopal, Qudsia Begum (reigned 1819-1837), who was nicknamed ‘Gauhar’. The palace, which was residential as well as a working place for the Begum, is known for its Indo-Islamic architecture. It is unique among the contemporary palatial structures in other parts of the country in the sense that it has no separate designated parts for women and men (mardana and zanana) since the ruler herself was a woman
Written March 9, 2020
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D_kavathekar
Bhopal, India13 contributions
Interesting artisitc POS
Feb 2019
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.
Written October 10, 2019
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982pradipb
Navi Mumbai, India391 contributions
A Peep Through History
Aug 2019
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 maintenance to showpiece the glorious history of Bhopal Rulers .
Written August 19, 2019
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DrManoj
Mysuru (Mysore), India150 contributions
Deserted at times!
May 2019 • Family
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.
Written May 9, 2019
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Raymond W
Townsville, Australia4,551 contributions
Mostly Closed
Apr 2019 • Couples
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. The courtyard is now occupied by a small textiles market which has some colourful fabrics. Most of the rest of the building is closed and inaccessible. This is undoubtedly a minor attraction.
Written April 25, 2019
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Venkatesh Krishnamurthy
Bengaluru, India206 contributions
Worth a guided tour of an hour
Dec 2018 • Family
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) within the palace. You can spend an hour here admiring the architecture. Photography is not allowed indoor.
Written February 28, 2019
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meena1981
Bokaro Steel City, India492 contributions
Mahal Made In Hindu and Mughal styles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Gohar Begum this is one of the most beautiful structures in Bhopal.The palace was built with a perfect blend of Hindu and Mughal styles of architecture.It is one of the major heritage structures of Bhopal, will be developed into a museum where an exhibition-cum-sale of handicrafts and handlooms will be held throughout the year.
Written December 27, 2018
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Nikhil V
Ahmedabad, India307 contributions
Has so much potential!
Aug 2018 • Solo
One feels both sad and happy when you see this place. It's a magnificent palace with many doors, hallways etc and a brilliant view of the lake. However, it's not maintained at all. Could have been so much better.
Written December 18, 2018
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Parwathi H
823 contributions
Gohar Mahal
Nov 2017 • Couples
Gohar Mahal is a palace that was built in the early 19th century by the first woman ruler of Bhopal. The palace is presently in ruins and needs a lot of restoration work before it comes on the main tourist circuit of Bhopal. When we went there there were only a few curious foreigners being given a tour by the guard.
Written October 22, 2018
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kanupriya j
29 contributions
Worth Visiting if you are in Bhopal
Sep 2018 • Couples
Okay so I was on a trip to Bhopal in the off-season month of September. Not at the time of any Exhibition there. Rather, the Mahal seemed to be closed from outside that noon. Still, I entered from the little door that was open and looked inside. Found a guard who took care of the place. He invited us inside and told about the history of the Palace. He seemed a little extra enthusiastic but well-meaning perhaps. Paid him 50 bucks.

Following his directions, we could explore the entire Mahal. The Mahal has many a doors and passages. All the doors had to be unbolted and bolted again at return. You get a beautiful view of the Upper Lake from the terrace of the Mahal. Photography is strictly prohibited, so it's not for people who go to Historical places solely for the clicks. It's ruined a little but still worth the visit. The architecture is wonderful.

It took us nearly an hour to listen to the history and explore it on our own.
There is no entry Fees. We hired an auto and the place is easily accessible. There's a market complex around the place.

Important: I would advise you to visit on some important days so that you have people around you. We were alone in the Mahal on our trip, so rather hurried through it.
Written October 4, 2018
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