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Yet another architectural relic

Unlike other monuments, Vedic temples should not ideally be left as relics. The government should... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2018
Vishnu_Pendyala
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San Jose, California
Too Crowded, Too Surreal

The expanse was far too crowded, unfortunately; but the structure was surreal with parts covered in... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2018
TracingTravels
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Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 26 December 2018

Unlike other monuments, Vedic temples should not ideally be left as relics. The government should consider getting at least minimal vedic rituals done every day to keep the temples alive.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 30 November 2018

The expanse was far too crowded, unfortunately; but the structure was surreal with parts covered in vines, and monkeys waiting on the loose.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

Nilkhant Mahal is an old shiva temple which was later converted to a pleasure palace by one of Akbar's governors. The same is indicated by the board displayed by ASI. It has a natural stream that flows inside the building which is very typical of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

The scheming Indian historians and archaeologists are desperately in need of some false glories of Hindu temples. This great Afghan architectural marvel was renamed Neelkanth Palace and installed with Hindu idols in the second half of 20th century to show that it is a temple....More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Nilkanth is another name given to God Shiva,which name has survived during the last three centuries despite the Muslim character of the building.It is approached via a downward flight of 61 steps emerging into a courtyard offering a magnificent view of the valley below. There...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

This temple is built in Afgan and Mughal architecture. Very good and unique style temple. Hill view from the temple was superb.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Beloning to the Mughal era and close to the Nilkanth shrine,this palace was construced by te Mughal governor shah Badgah khan

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

The Neelkanth Mahal is basically visited for its temple of Lord Shiva. It is said that the palace and temple was built by Akbar for one of his Hindu wife. In fact the structure is not like that of temple, but in the main room,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

This temple was made by Akbar and the mughal influence can easily be seen on the walls. There is a small water body inside the temple water of which comes from a small waterfall (year around active).

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank HOMPRS
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Couple of kilometers before reaching Mandu, amidst few road side stalls and shops a board announces presence of a monument. Though not much is visible from the road level, the monument can be reached, after climbing down a flights of stairs. Nilkanth Mahal, contrary to...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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