Open Time : 10:30am-5pm (Monday closed )
Entry : free
Address : Soneri Mahal, Jaisingpura, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Campus, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
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Why to visit Soneri Mahal
Soneri Mahal, the city's last remaining palace. The golden murals that once decorated this mediaeval Palace are thought to have given it its name. These murals have since vanished, leaving behind a two-story large building with Rajput architecture.
Within the palace is a museum with ancient ceramics, sculptures, domestic goods, antiques, and remnants of local palaces on display. The museum is located on the campus of the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University. The Ajanta and Ellora cave festivals are now staged at the Soneri Mahal in Aurangabad. The palace has invited famous artists, musicians, and dancers to adorn the four-day celebration
A Bundelkhand Chief who accompanied Aurangzeb to the Deccan built the Soneri Mahal between 1651 and 1653 AD. The construction cost was $50000. It was sold to the Nizam of Hyderabad for INR 26400 in 1934 AD. The palace was transformed to a regional museum in the 1970s, with the arches plastered and bricked shut. The museum was finally completed in 1979, with improvements made in 2001, such as the addition of a basin.
Cameras and mobile phones are strictly prohibited
By Aryan Prasad