This massive palace was, apparently, built by Bir Singh Deo for the Mughal Emperor Jehangir though it is not certain if he ever stayed in it. It is, in every way, more powerful, more richly endowed with architectural embellishments, and far more beautiful than the Raj Mahal Palace.
Some architects believe that this is the epitome of Indo-Islamic architecture though it veers, in many ways, from the Islamic style.
Its domes, for instance, have external ribs whereas the Islamic domes have internal ribs. Large open courts let in light and air and, at one time, virtually all the rooms had murals: only a few remain now. Many of the brackets show the wavy style of Jain architecture.
Interestingly, however, the main door is on the east-facing side of the palace. It is high, wide and impressive and is decorated with bright ceramic tiles.
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