Hindola Mahal, Madhya Pradesh

Hindola Mahal is a famous tourist destination site located in Mandu, a city in Madhya Pradesh. The word Hindola Mahal refers to Swinging Palace in English and is part of the Royal Palace in Mandu. It is a meeting hall, also known as Darbar of the Royal Palace where various meetings were conducted. This hall was built in the 15th century, during the Ghiyas-al-Din reign and was built according to the Malwa period architecture style. Mandu is also known for being a ruined city where most of the historical artefacts and monuments were found. Even now various archaeological excavations are conducted and these ruins are being protected by ASI (Archaeological Survey of India).

Through these archaeological programs, it was found that the pillars in the Hindola Mahal were added post the completion of the Hindola Mahal and was later divided into two rooms instead of one whole hall for the audience. Fort of Warangal, located in Warangal, Telangana, is known for being the total copy of the Hindola Mahal. The architecture style and the design of the fort were copied from the Hindola Mahal, the only difference between the two palaces is that Hindola Mahal has a water cistern in the middle of the meeting hall and the Fort of Warangal doesn't have any water cistern. Many tourists visit the fort to understand the architecture style and to learn how the ruins of the city have been gathering visitors for years now. It is a must visit for any history buff.

Timings

Hindola Mahal open at 06:00 AM to 07:00 PM

Entry Fees

10 INR per Indians and 100 INR per Foreigners

Photography

Free of cost

Videography

Allowed at the cost of 25 INR

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