Ship Palace (Jahaz Mahal)
Ship Palace (Jahaz Mahal)
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This famous castle was built by the son of Mohammed Shah to house his harem of 15,000 women.
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Rahul Prabhakar
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India262 contributions
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Jan 2020
Cross a narrow strip of land between Munja and Kapur Tanks to reach Jahaz Mahal, the brainchild of Sultan Ghiyas-ud-din Khilji. Floating over its own reflection, the Jahaz Mahal resembles a ship that's just about to sail.

Built between two artificial lakes, this two-storied architectural marvel served as a harem for the Sultan.
Written February 11, 2020
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anandsrivastava
Delhi, India152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The best monument in Mandu and the small place has so many.Very well maintained. the weather was lovely,so very enjoyable. The garden is very well maintained.
Two jarring notes: stray dogs and the requirement that shoes should be taken off before entering the museum.
AKSrivastava
Written January 26, 2020
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Aum C
Mumbai, India454 contributions
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Dec 2021
Must must visit if you are anywhere around mandu.
Please do hire a guide who can explain the details of the fort to you, as this is not a simple fort. There are many forts inside it with many many stories around each of the structures.
There are clean washrooms at the entry and inside also.
The garden is very well maintained.
Try to go in early first half of the day to avoid crowds. Keep about couple of hours if you like to absorb history and culture.
Written December 31, 2021
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S. Singh
India5,925 contributions
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Sep 2021
Well some reconstructed & restored area of ruined fort of more then 500 years old with old dynasties stores and some love stories of Rupmati & Baz Bahudar .
Best time to visit only in rainy & winter months .
There are no sculptures & ornamental carving of any walls. inside this Palace. Only plane walls and very old window and doors opening in all side. Both side having live green gardens & water reservoirs

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Must Have :- Hat/Cap, Water bottle , Umbrella, proper waking shoes for long walking area .

Ship Palace (Jahaz Mahal) is located in the Royal Enclave, which is situated in the northern part of the Mandu.

An elongated building in breadth it stands on a narrow stretch of land with two water bodies on either side, thus giving it a ship like appearance, hence the name Jahaz Mahal or Ship Palace.
Written September 9, 2021
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BharathiMani
Bengaluru, India4,455 contributions
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Aug 2022 • Couples
The best time to visit Mandu is the Monsoons when the Jahaz mahal looks like a ship. It's built as a rectangle and is supposed to resemble a ship.
It's best to hire a guide to explain the history of this monument.
Best to visit earlier in the day as the monument opens or after 3 pm.
There are beautiful views from the top.
Written August 7, 2022
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Travel-travail
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India746 contributions
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Feb 2015 • Couples
As we visited the 'Royal Cluster' or 'Shahi Parisar', we noted the painstaking efforts of ASI in maintaining and beautifying the entire complex.

After the demise of Muhammad Khilji in 1469 AD, his son Ghiyas-ud-din Khilji took over the reins of Malwa. Ghiyas-ud-din could be described as a person with peculiar traits – a man with secular credentials, who studied Hindu mythology and religion and never fought a single war. An avowed teetotaller, Ghiyas-ud-din developed a great penchant for womenfolk. He built the beautifully majestic palace, Jahaz Mahal and set up a harem of 1500 begums sourced from India, Arabia, Turkey, Central Asia and so on. The palace, hemmed in by two large water bodies, Manj Talao and Kapoor Talao appears to be a ship floating in water. Extracts from aromatic and medicinal herbs were added to the water bodies, where the begums were required swim to maintain their figures and to prevent greying of their hair! Circulation of water within the double-walled space and presence of many small and large pools inside the palace aided the cooling effect in Jahaz Mahal. We climbed up to the roof top of Jahaz Mahal to soak in the beauty of expansive royal complex.
Written March 30, 2015
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JAGDISH RAVAL
Ahmedabad, India4,012 contributions
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May 2014 • Couples
Leading attraction of Mandu--,Jahaj Mahal was built almost before 600 years and standing in a narow strip of land between two lakes namely munj talao and kapur talao so looks as if the fort is floating and that is why called Jahaj Mahal. A nice,huge fort and well maintained by Archology Survey of India.. A Proteced structure by ASI. A nice visit.
Written April 9, 2015
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BharatVishwakarma
Ahmedabad, India12 contributions
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May 2014 • Friends
this is the best place where on every side of this monument you can see the water so this is called the ship palace, when you be in this palace it would look like if you are travelling in a big ship that is also a royal palace.
Written April 23, 2015
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Shaileshbharal
Indore, India487 contributions
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Mar 2015 • Family
This palace is wonderful piece of Mughal architecture. The best example of rain water harvesting. even after hundreds of years its still beautiful.Though the best season to visit this palace in rains but even now its wonderful.
Written March 29, 2015
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mehtanidhi
Kolkata (Calcutta), India7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Family
The last time I saw this monument was long time back. That time they had no entry fee, people littered everywhere and place was filled with bats. This time around i saw entry fee which meant no loitering. Gardens were clean and maintained. Biggest thing the Archaeological Survey of India was looking after the actual monument and resorting it and cleaning it. Definitely a must visit in Mandu/
Written February 7, 2012
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