Jahaz Mahal

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    Location: G57H+PCQ, Talaab lane, Aam Bagh, Khandsa Colony, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1-2 hour

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    Jahaz Mahal is located next to Hauz-i-Shamsi in Mehrauli, Delhi on its northeastern corner. The word ‘Jahaz’ means “Ship” and ‘Mahal’ means “Palace”, the overall meaning is “Ship Palace”). It was built during the Lodi dynasty period (1452–1526) as a pleasure resort, Sarai, or an inn. It completely reflects the beauty of the ancient structure. The Mahal is further surrounded by a pond and the reflection of the palace over the pond makes it look like it’s floating on the water. Actually, Mehrauli is blessed with so many beautiful things, one of them being the Mahal. If you are in the city, go and visit this place.


    It is one of the attractions of the town. You will be amazed by the architecture and interior of this palace. The indoor interior of this place is completely awe-inspiring. the engineering is known as one of the unique structures from the olden days. The appearance reflects a mighty ship, and the palace is mixed with the Mesopotamian, Mughal, Hindu, and Afghan styles of architecture. And nature is at its best here. The nature surrounding this palace is mesmerizing. very few things remain and stood the test of time. The palace goes through regular renovation but still, it is standing strong reflecting a mesmerizing beauty. That’s why tourists visit This place the most.


    Historical Places In Jahaz Mahal There is a small history behind this mahal. The main reason for building the Jahaj Mahal retreat was to provide transit accommodation as a Sarai or (inn) to the huge number of pilgrims from Afghanistan. Arabia, Iraq, Morocco, and Turkey came to Delhi to visit the many Muslim shrines. Another reason is that it was built as a movement for the emperors. Akbar Shah II and Bahadur Shah II and their families, during the summer seasons, are away from the heat and dust of Delhi. Before the beginning of Mughal rule in Delhi, and Babar’s invasion, it is constructed between 1451 AD and 1526 AD.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Inside Views of Jahaz MahalThe whole place is quite big. The magnificent architecture of this palace has turned into one of the most visited places in the city. The beauty of this palace attracts tourists from many places. The structure is 110 meters in height and around 15 meters in width. The place stands strong with an entrance from the east, and it further connects the main entrance that has recessed arches. There are not more than 6 arched openings protected with an overhanging cornice with the continuous support of stone brackets. This is how the palace got its name because it is looking at the surface of the water. The palace gives a breathtaking view of floating architecture. Besides the maintenance of this place is excellent. It is worth seeing.

    Opening Hours

    Opens at 10 am, closes at 7 pm

    Entry & Others Fees

    India Tourist: INR 5

    Foreigner: INR 100

    How to Reach

    By Air: Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport in Indore is the nearest airport. So, after reaching, the place takes a taxi, or cab and reaches the place.

    By Rail: Nizamuddin railway station is the nearest to the place.

    By Road:  in Mehrauli city, bus services are so good and the people of the city use bus services for travel within the city. You can also hire private transport like a taxi or cab and easily reach there.

    Tips for Travellers

    Take a small bag Where you can carry all the essential things.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, it is allowed in this place. But you have to pay extra charge for it, you have to pay for video camera INR 25.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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