The Legends of Jahangir Mahal in Orchha

Orchha is more associated with the Bundela dynasty which was founded in the 11th century by a Rajput prince. The Bundela ruler, Raja Rudra Pratap ruled the central part of India from 1531 to 1783 with having Orchha as their capital. But the Bundelas always had some problem with the Mughal rulers for in the year 1602, Bir Singh Deo of Bundela dynasty had some problem with Prince Jahangir, the son of Emperor Akbar. So Akbar with this his Mughal forces almost destroyed the entire region of the Bundelas. However, this environment was changed with the death of Akbar in 1605 and Emperor Jahangir and Bir Singh Deo maintained a cordial relationship with each other.

jahangir mahal

Jahangir Mahal can be well described as a blend of Mughal and Rajput architectures. It is a striking stone structure built by Bir Singh Deo in the 17th century. King Bir Deo built the Jahangir Mahal to welcome Emperor Jahangir during his one day stay in Orchha. Building is a three storied building with a fountain in the center and the two statues of bowed elephants which makes us to explore the entire Mahal..

Jahangir Mahal

Jahangir Mahal, with hanging balconies, topped domes, marvelous sculptures, delicate chhatris and trellis presents a superb architectural grandeur.

The ceremonial gateway of this palace leads to the east-facing facade, which is covered with turquoise tiles and the arrival of Raja was announced by the ringing of bells of the stone elephants that guards the stairway.

Entrance of Jahangir Mahal Orchha
The most imposing monument of the Bundela reign, Jahanghir Mahal is a magnificent memento of the past, which forces the visitor to come back again.

Explore the Bundela town with Amar Mahal Orchha! For bookings kindly contact…

Amar Mahal
Orchha, District Tikamgarh,
Madhya Pradesh – INDIA
Tel : + 917680252102, 252202
Fax : +917680-252203

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