Shaukat Mahal and Sadar Manzil, Bhopal

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Shaukat Mahal is an important historical landmark in the city of Bhopal, mainly due to its splendid construction, making it an architectural marvel indeed. The palace boasts of an amalgamation of the finest architectural styles and was built by a Frenchman who used a combo of European and Indian architecture to create this magnificent structure.


It is this combination that sets it apart from the other buildings in the vicinity. The outstanding Shaukat Mahal is home to Sadar Manzil—a huge hall located within the premises of the mahal.


During the times of Nawabs, the hall was utilised as the Hall of Public Audience, where the common man would gain an audience with the Nawabs to let them know of their grievances. The hall is red in colour and has been built in a grandiose and flamboyant manner. The Sadar Manzil hall is surrounded by lush green gardens on all sides giving the entire place an almost ethereal view.


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