Hindola Mahal - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Mandu Bus Stand): 1.5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 15 Mins or Less

Place Location: Beside Jahaz Mahal

Transportation Options: Cab / Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: The entry fee includes entry to Jahaz Mahal, Hindola Mahal, Taveli Mahal, and the Nahar Jharokha.

At a distance of 1.5 km from Mandu Bus Stand, Hindola Mahal is an ancient palace located inside the Mandu Fort in Mandu, Madhya Pradesh. Situated just beside Jahaz Mahal, it is one of the top heritage places near Indore, and among the prime places to visit in Mandu.

Hindola Mahal is one of the buildings making up the royal palace complex at Mandu, which consists of the Jahaz Mahal, the Hindola Mahal, the Taveli Mahal, and the Nahar Jharokha. The Hindola Mahal might have been constructed in 1425 during the reign of Hoshang Shah but may date to the end of the 15th century during the reign of Ghiyas-ud-din. This palace was majorly used by Mughals for leisure.

Also known as Swinging Palace, it is one of the beautiful structures and the whole structure gives the impression of being on a swing because of the slanting walls and arches. A sample of the Malwa style of architecture, this T-shaped building was probably used as a durbar or meeting hall where the king addressed his citizens. The Mahal was constructed from sandstone with exquisitely carved columns. The outer walls or the buttresses are sloping walls inclined at an impressive 77 degrees, giving the palace its name.

There is a Light and Sound show every evening at Hindola Mahal. There are two shows one at 7 PM in Hindi and another in English at 8 PM. With dramatic rendition in the voice of renowned actor Ashutosh Rana, visitors get to know the history of this beautiful town Mandu in a visual representation. The show also goes in to narrate the romantic love story of Rani Roopmati and Baz Bahadur. The entire concept and the light effects are worth an experience for all those visiting this mesmerizing destination.

Timings: 6 AM - 7 PM

Light & Sound Show Timings : 7 PM (Hindi) & 8 PM (English)

Jahaz Mahal Complex Entry: Rs. 25 for Indians & Rs. 100 for Foreigners, Rs. 25 for Video

Light & Sound Show Entry: Rs. 100 for Indians & Rs. 300 Foreigners