The Shaukat Mahal is situated at the entrance of the bustling chowk area of Bhopal city in Madhya Pradesh where once existed the old city of Shahjehanabad. The Mahal is a melting pot of oriental and occidental styles of art and architecture. It is believed that the idea of Shaukat Mahal has been conceived and designed by a decadent Frenchman who is supposed to be a descendant of the renowned Bourbon Dynasty of France.
The Shaukat Mahal of Bhopal once served as the palace of Bhopal Nawab and is truly an architectural beauty. The triangular - shaped arches adorn the ceiling of Shaukat Mahal and the sprawling alabaster - white building is patterned with intrinsic floral patterns on its outer walls. The adjoining brick red building of Sadar Manzil served as a Hall of Public Audience.
Last Updated on 23 July 2012