August 12, 2010

Hindola Mahal, the Swinging Palace

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The Hindola Mahal is styled as the 'Swinging Palace' for its unique architecture with its sidewalls sloping majestically as if swinging.

This Palace is presumed to be constructed by Sultan Ghiyathuddin Khilji (AD 1469-1500) mainly to use as an Audience Hall. The T-shaped projection at the northern end was added later probably for ladies of those times to have access to the Palace. Behind the Hindola Mahal is the Royal Bath and Champa Baodi, whose waters were alleged to be smelling of Champa flowers. Nearby is the Jahaz Mahal, all together forming the Royal Enclave.

I shall write about the Jahaz Mahal in my next post. Until then, here are a few pictures of the Hindola Mahal.







17 comments:

Mridula said...

Had never heard of this. Have to go to Mandu one day.

Photo Cache said...

yours would be the first post that i found out about this. there is just way too many temples scattered throughout the entire india that you would never run out of material for blogging. great post again.

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clairz said...

Wonderful, interesting (and educational) photos; I especially like the third one.

VioletSky said...

I am so enjoying seeing your pictures and reading about your trip. Your is a wondrous world I will likely not see in person, so thank you for your glmpses.

Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful grand old building. Love the 3rd photo giving us a glimpse of the inside.

J Bar said...

Whata great place.
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Regina said...

Interesting and beautiful place.

Happy weekend.

Anu said...

awesome!! the pic with all those arches is just too good! they take you back to the olden days with ease!

Luna Miranda said...

beautiful architecture! India is an amazing country--culturally rich and colorful. great photos.

there is a church in northern Philippines with a similar sloping walls.

Manang Kim said...

Wow, India is one country that I also love to visit someday. It has a lot of history to share and the buildings like temples are gigantic and beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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P.N. Subramanian said...

Great place and great pictures. It is difficult to sum up all the monuments at Mandu in one post. Thanks.

Indrani said...

Beautiful captures Celine.

Spiderdama said...

Interesting and great shots!
I love your photo in header:-)

leavesnbloom said...

very majestic indeed

Trotter said...

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fatima said...

thnk u so much i visited mandu and went here as well but i gotta project which i culd answer becuz of u !! thnk u very much!! :-)

fatima said...

thnk u so much i visited mandu and went here as well but i gotta project which i culd answer becuz of u !! thnk u very much!! :-)