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13 Nov

Jahangir Mahal

Jahangir Mahal, Citadel of Jahangir, Orchha Palace, Mahal-e-Jahangir Orchha, Jahangir Citadel; the Jahangir Mahal is a citadel and garrison located in Orchha, in the Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh state, India.

The establishment of the Jahangir Mahal dates back to the 17th century A.D. when the then ruler of the region named Vir Singh Deo built the structure as a symbol of warm reception of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, during the latter’s first visit to the city. The entrance of the Jehangir Mahal, Orchha is marked by an artistic and traditional gateway. The front wall of the structure faces to the east and is covered with turquoise tiles. Jahangir Mahal is a three storied structure that is marked by stylishly hanging balconies, porches, and apartments.

The domes of the Jahangir Mahal, were built according to Timurid customs; its grand Iwans are large enough to accommodate the entry of war elephants, and its high position over the landscape allowed cannons superior range.

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  1. Marcus

    Was reading a bit on my iPad. Glad I came across your post. Will definitely try for connecting on Google+ tomorrow when I get back to my desk.

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