Kaliadeh Palace, Ujjain - Timings, History, Best Time to Visit

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Distance (From Ujjain Junction): 10 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 10 km from Ujjain Junction, Kaliadeh Palace is an old palace located in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. Also known as KD Palace, it is one of the most famous places of heritage in Madhya Pradesh, and among the best tourist places in Ujjain.

The Kaliadeh Palace was built by the Sultan of Mandu in the year 1458 AD during the time of Mahmud Khilji. The place was once recorded as a beautiful temple of the Sun god on the banks of River Kshipra with two tanks with the name of Surya Kunda and the Brahma Kunda. The palace was damaged by Pindaris but was later restored by Maharaja Madho Rao Scindia in 1920.

The architecture of this palace is very significant and has a big central hall also called the middle arena. The central dome of the palace is a wonderful example of Persian architecture. It was so celebrated in the past that once Emperor Akbar and Jehangir had visited this gorgeous monument, which is reflected in the two Persian inscriptions that are found in one of the corridors of the palace. One finds it beautiful as the river Shipra flows from both sides of the palace making the entire landscape more glorious.

Timings: 9 AM - 6 PM

Entry: Free