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Ashrafi Mahal

Opposite Jami Masjid, Mandu 454020, India
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Now in Ruins

This was first built as a Madrasa and then converted to a palace. But the present state is a little... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Debopam
,
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
A once massive structure now in ruins telling the story of the queens.

The structure is now in ruins and with reference to that, it can be said that once there were 4... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
AnilaSurin
,
Ranchi, India
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Opposite Jami Masjid, Mandu 454020, India
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

This was first built as a Madrasa and then converted to a palace. But the present state is a little sorry as most of it now is in total ruins.

Thank Debopam
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

The structure is now in ruins and with reference to that, it can be said that once there were 4 towers at each corner. One at the north-west corner was once built up to seven-story high signifying the victory of the Mohammad Khilji, the Emperor...More

Thank AnilaSurin
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Built by Hoshang shah's successor,mahmud sha khilji,this pace of gold coins facing the Jami Masjid was conceived as an acadmic intitution for young boys ,

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Now in ruins the Asharfi Mahal complex underwent several changes. It was initailly built by Mahamud Khalji as madrassa for the nearby Jami Masjid. He later built a turret on the north eastern side to commemorate his victory over Rana Sangha though history records that...More

Thank Frontiermail
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The guide told us that the noble ladies used to climb the wide steps without a break in between and a gold coin for each step was rewarded as charity. The guide also narrated the story of Noorjehan the Begum of Mughal emperor Jahangir who...More

Thank shobha l
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

It is just opposite to Jami Masjid, at the bus stand/ taxi stand Mandav. Now it is in ruins. Initially it was a school (Muslim Madarsa) and later was converted in a small palace by Mahmud Shah Khilji. To the back side of this palace,...More

Thank HS-MISRA
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is actually a madrasa in front of the Jami masjid. The entrance looks beautiful and airy. The complex is almost ruined but has a beauty of its own

Thank HOMPRS
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Though guides try to convince you thatvthe Ashrafi Mahal in Mandu was built for exercise of the harem ladies it's not true. Don't believe tales of that the ladies were reluctant to walk the Sultan placed ashrafi on the steps and they ran up to...More

Thank Rana S
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

Ashrafi Mahal is located opposite Jami Masjid and was built as a religious school or Madrasa. However, in the later days it was converted into Victory tower and a tomb as per stone plaque put up at the entrance to the site. It is an...More

Thank ShvRm_Traveller
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

This Mahal as it is known was initially built as a madarasa. A place of religious education which is more or less collapsed in many places. Its right opposite the Jama masid.

Thank traveller_prk
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