Jahaz Mahal

Open Time : 10am–7pm

Entry : free

Address : Jahaz Mahal, Jahaj Mahal Internal Road, Sulibardi, Madhya Pradesh, India

Why to visit Jahaz Mahal

This two-story architectural wonder, nestled between two man-made lakes, was given that name because it resembled a ship on the water. It was constructed by Sultan Ghiyas-ud-din-Khalji. 

The Mehrauli neighbourhood contains Delhi, one of the magnificent buildings with some incredible engineering and wonderful architecture.

History of the Jahaz Mahal:

In order to facilitate travel for the myriad of tourists from Afghanistan, Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Morocco, and Turkey who flocked to Delhi to see the numerous Muslim places of worship, the Jahaz Mahal summer camp was built. 

Things to know about Jahaz Mahal:

  • Jahaz Mahal, an elegant name that suggests "Ship Palace," was given since the monument was built next to the Hauz-i-Shamsi lake.
  • The palace's beautifully carved chhatris and dome-shaped pavilion with blue tile decorations are its standout features.
  • The annual Phool Walon Ki Sair or Sair-i-Gulfaroshan festival, held in October, is held at Jahaz Mahal. The Jahaz Mahal, where complex cultural programmes are organized, hosts the three-day festival.
  • According to legend, the palace was built to accommodate pilgrims travelling to Delhi.

Entry: Free
Time Duration: 2 hours
Nearest Metro Station: Chatarpur Metro Station

FAQ on Jahaz Mahal

Which is the nearest Metro station from Jahaz Mahal?

The nearest metro station is the Chhatarpur Metro station

When is the best time to visit Jahaz Mahal?

The best time to see Jahaz Mahal and the nearby points of interest is between February and June and August and November.

How to reach Jahaz Mahal?

Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi Airport), which is 12 km from Jahaz Mahal and can be reached via Vasant Kunj Marg, is the closest airport to the historical site. The trip takes about 30 minutes. From the Delhi Airport, you may easily travel to Jahaz Mahal via bus or metro. It will cost you roughly Rs. (50–80) and take 1 hour and 30 minutes to get you to Jahaz Mahal by bus or metro rail.

What are the places to visit near Jahaz Mahal?

Hauz Shamsi, Jinnabadi and Rang Mahal are the places to visit mear Jahaz Mahal

Special Tip

The location is excellent for photography. Try going there in the winter for the best view of the flower garden because it is popular for its main attraction, Phool Walon ki Sair. Additionally, if you schedule a half-day tour exploring this palace, then go to Qutub Minar, which is just 1.5 kilometres away.

By Abhilasha Prasad

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