Baz Bahadur Palace - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Mandu Bus Stand): 5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: On The Way To Roopmati Pavilion

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: Entry Fee includes Roopmati Pavilion, Rewa Kund, and Baz Bahadur Palace

At a distance of 5 km from Mandu Bus Stand, Baz Bahadur Palace is another ancient palace located in Mandu, Madhya Pradesh. A part of the Rewa Kund Group of Monuments, it is one of the famous tourist places in Mandu.

Baz Bahadur Palace is situated on the hill slope to the east of Rewa Kund and is set amid picturesque greenery. As per the Persian inscription on the entrance arch, it was built in 1508 by Nasir-ud-Din, the Sultan of Malwa. Incidentally, Nasir-ud-Din Shah Khilji is credited with designing this aesthetic structure which underwent repairs and renovations during the period of Baz Bahadur. The King became fond of this palace because of his eternal romance with the accomplished singer Roopmati who used to visit the nearby Rewa Kund.

With the blend of Rajput and Mughal style of architecture, the main gateway to the palace is approached by 40 broad steps. Tall, sleek arches welcome the visitors at the entrance to this twin-storeyed palace. In its days of glory, an aqueduct ran on top of the arches, transporting water from Rewa Kund to the pool in the palace courtyard. Also, the palace consists of a spacious courtyard with halls and rooms on all four sides and a beautiful cistern in its middle. Baz Bahadur held court in these halls between 1555 and 1561.

The palace terrace is further adorned with a couple of chhatris or elevated domed pavilions. One of the big rooms, that even today has astounding natural acoustics, served as the music and dance hall of the palace. The palace is an exemplary specimen of the art and architecture of the time.

Timings: 8 AM - 6 PM

Entry: Rs. 25 for Indians & Rs. 300 for Foreigners