(Last Updated on : 09/03/2016)
Palaces of Madhya Pradesh
are the example Mughal Dynasty
art and architecture. These palaces are showing the architectural splendour, creative engineering and the medieval era excellent artworks. Some of the prolific art works in the palaces of Madhya Pradesh can be seen at Datia Palace
, Hindola Mahal, Jahangir
Mahal, Jai Vilas Mahal, Taj Mahal
and many other palaces.
Datia Palace which is also known as Bir Singh Palace or Bir Singh Dev Palace, is situated nearly 75 km from Gwalior
city in Madhya Pradesh. The specialty of Datia Palace is that it is of 7 floors. However neither member from the royal family did ever lived here. The founder of the Datia State in Bundelkhand - Maharaj Birsingh Deo Build many such 52 monuments all around the Country India. Datia's Palace or the Satkhanda Palace is also called Datia Mahal, as well as the Purana Mahal or the "Old palace", Historian Abdul Hamid Lahori came to this city with Shah Jahan
on 19th November 1635. He said that the palace was nearly 80 meters long and was also this much broad. He said this as a very beautiful and strong palace.
Hindola Mahal is a large meeting hall, or durbar, in the ancient Indian city of Mandu, Madhya Pradesh. This is known as Swinging Palace. Today the Hindola Mahal is a tourist destination in the ruined city of Madhya Pradesh.
Jahangir Mahal is a citadel of Jahangir. It is also known as Orchha Palace or Mahal-e-Jahangir Orchha or Jahangir Citadel. Jahangir Mahal is a citadel and garrison located in Orchha, in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh state. 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 latters 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 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.
Jai Vilas Mahal
Jai Vilas Mahal also known as the Jai Vilas Palace, is a nineteenth-century palace in Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. It was established in 1874 by Jayajirao Scindia, the Maharaja of Gwalior and is still the residence of his descendants the former royal Maratha Scindia dynasty. The European architecture of the palace was designed and built by Sir Michael Filose under the guidance of Jayajirao to welcome Edward VII. Jai Vilas Mahal has 400 rooms from which exclusively 40 rooms are transformed into Jiwaji Rao Scindia Museum. The two Belgian chandeliers at Durbar Hall weighing 7 tonnes each are believed to be one of the largest in the world.
Rajwada is a historical palace in Indore District
in Madhya Prdaesh. It was built by the Holkars of the Maratha Empire about two centuries ago. This seven storied structure is located near the Chhatris and serves today as a fine example of royal grandeur and architectural skills.
Taj Mahal is a palace built by Sultan Shah Jahan for Begum of Bhopal
. It is located beside the Taj-ul-Masajid in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
Usha Kiran Palace
Usha Kiran Palace is a heritage hotel in Madhya Pradesh. It is located near Jai Vilas Mahal on a 9 acre land in Gwalior built by the royal Scindia dynasty of the Marathas. The management of the five-star hotel is done by Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces.
Orchha Fort complex
Orchha Fort complex houses a large number of ancient monuments consisting of the fort, palaces, temple and other edifices. It is located in the Orchha town in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The fort and other structures within it were built by the Bundela Rajputs starting from early 16th century by King Rudra Pratap Singh of the Orchha
State and others who followed him.