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6 Mesmerising Palaces in Madhya Pradesh That'll Make You Want a Royal Life!

By Akshatha Vinayak

You may not be a heritage lover but these mindblowing architectures are worth a visit. Yes, these palaces give you a glimpse of India's royal past. Hence, it is always exciting to look around some of these architectures. In this article, we are taking you through a virtual tour of the best palaces in Madhya Pradesh.

Jai Vilas

Jai Vilas Mahal

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Jai Vilas Mahal

Jai Vilas Mahal is one of the marvelous palaces with European architectural styles. This lavish castle belongs to Maratha Scindia Dynasty of Gwalior. Today, some portion of the palace is turned into Jiwaji Rao Scindia Museum.

Man Mandir Palace

Man Mandir Palace is a part of Gwalior Fort. It was built by Maharaja Man Singh as a gift to his wife Queen Mrignayani. One interesting element of this palace is the painted finishing. Surprisingly, this is made by using varieties of tiles. The Man Mandir Palace is one of the prominent attractions in Gwalior Fort.

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Holkar Palace

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Holkar Palace

The picturesque entrance of the Holkar Palace allure us to explore its heritage. The Holkar Palace, also called as Rajwada, is one of the top tourist places in Indore. Rajwada comprises of several Maratha styles of architectures. The beautiful decors, jharokhas (windows), art work (inside the palace) and the overall design looks splendid and charismatic. Hence, the Holkar Palace is one of the must-visit palaces in Madhya Pradesh.

Palaces in Madhya Pradesh

Datia Palace

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Datia Palace

The mesmerising Datia Palace is one among the architectures of Bir Singh Dev. This 7 storied structure is totally built using stone without any usage of iron or wood. Surprisingly, none of the royal families lived in this amazing palace. It remains as one of the grand historical places that has stood the test of times.

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Raja Mahal in Orchha

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Raja Mahal in Orchha

The Raja Mahal is the King's Palace in the Orchha Fort Complex. Its beautiful carvings and royal décor showcases the excellent craftsmanship of those times. This amazing structure is now Rama Raja Temple where Lord Rama is worshipped as the prime deity. Interestingly, this idol of Rama was suppose to be installed in Chaturbhuj Temple but they couldn't remove the idol from the palace at all. Therefore, a portion of the palace was turned into a temple where Rama is worshipped as a King.

Palaces in Madhya Pradesh

Jahaz Mahal

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Jahaz Mahal, Mandu

The rustic look of Jahaz Mahal attracts a lot of visitors. It is one of the ancient structures in Mandu or Mandavgad of Dhar District. This amazing palace-fort was built in the middle of two artificial lakes. Hence, it was named as Jahaz (Ship) Mahal, meaning it looks like a ship floating in the water. Jahaz Mahal is one of the best palace-forts to be explored in Madhya Pradesh.

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