Jahangir Mahal, Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

Jahangir Mahal, Orchha in Madhya Pradesh is one of the most beautiful and eloquent palaces in the state. It is said to have been constructed in the 17th century by the ruler of Bundela, Bir Singh Deo, who made the whole palace for the strong bond of friendship between him and Aurangazeb. The Jahangir Mahal has a very gorgeous architectural style and belongs to India Islamic school of style. Some people are also of the opinion that the palace was made when Aurangazeb first came to visit Orchha.

It is a three storied building facing the Betwa River in the east. The entrance wall of the Jahangir Mahal is more elaborately designed than the rest of them. It is made up of turquoise tiles which make it look more eloquent than others. There are a number of courtrooms and balconies with other huge dorms and rooms which was used for the entertainment of the visitors and their acquaintances. There are also two elephants on the gate along with the bell. It is said that the bell was rung whenever the King was approaching and it was a form of showing respect. The whole Jahangir Mahal is said to be one of the finest piece of work in the whole of the Bundela dynasty.

The sunset should be witnessed as the turquoise tiles glow gorgeously in the setting sun and leaving sparkles everywhere. The best time to visit Jahangir Mahal is October – March as the temperature is quite moderate in these months. The summer season is quite hot and hence should be avoided, the monsoon season is also not quite favourable for visiting.

Timings

Jahangir Mahal of Orchha open at 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Entry Fees (Part of Orchha fort Complex)

10 INR for Indian National and 250 INR for Foreigners

Photography

At 25 INR to get the camera inside

Videography

At 200 INR to get camcorder inside

Light and Sound Show Tickets (Part of Orchha fort Complex)

100 INR for adult and 50 INR for Child
 

Light and Sound Show Timings (Part of Orchha fort Complex)

(English Show - 7:45 PM to 8:30 PM and Hindi Show - 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM) in Summers and (English Show - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM and Hindi Show - 7:45 PM to 8:45 PM) in Winters

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