Nahar Jharokha - 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: Adjacent To Hindola 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, Nahar Jharokha is another historical structure situated in the Royal Group of Monuments in Mandu, Madhya Pradesh. Adjacent to the Hindola Mahal, it is one of the prominent Mandu tourist places.

Nahar Jharokha is a fragmented balcony of a mahal near Hindola Mahal. It was used by the Sultan of Malwa to enable his subjects to see him. The big open balconies of Nahar Jharokha opens into a big courtyard where the public gathered to meet the king. During the Sultanate's rule, the subjects came here every morning to catch a glimpse of their king. It is said that this tradition started before the Mughal ruler Akbar came to Mandav.

Nahar Jharokha is also known as 'Tiger Balcony' because there was an effigy of a tiger supporting the balcony earlier. Behind the balcony, there is a double-storey building that belongs to the Mughal era. There are rooms in a row on both the floors and the ground floor is divided into three parts with halls. The courtyard of the building has a square water tank at the center with the traces of a fountain. An aqueduct led the rooftop rainwater to the tank.

Timings: 6 AM - 7 PM

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