Jahangir Mahal: An Admirable Palace in Orchha
Location: Orchha, Madhya Pradesh
Located in the fort complex of Tikamgarh District in Orchha, the Jahangir Mahal attracts visitors with its admirable architecture and beautiful paintings. It was built by Maharaja Vir Singh to honour and welcome Jahangir to the city of Orchha.
The palace also served as the residence of Raja Madhukar Shah’s queen and therefore, is also known as ‘Rani Mahal’. Her room is adorned with mural paintings related to Hindu Mythology. This three storeyed palace has beautiful balconies, domes, terraces and an embellished gateway. The front walls are decorated with turquoise tiles and on either side of the entrance is a stone elephants with hanging bells. Traverse up carefully through the stairs that are without any railings to reach the top floor of the palace to capture the panoramic, bird’s eye view of the nearby Betwa river.
Timings: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm