vo aks ban ke mirī chashm-e-tar meñ rahtā hai ajiib shaḳhs hai paanī ke ghar meñ rahtā hai –Bismil Sabri
The Jahaz Mahal, located on the north-eastern corner of Hauz-i-Shamsi, was built during the Lodhi period. The Jahaz Mahal or Ship Palace was so named as its reflection in the Hauz-i-Shamsi made it look like a ship. It was probably used as a summer retreat by the Lodhis. It is also one of the many venues that are covered by the Phool-walon ki Sair or Sair-e-Gulfaroshan.
The Jahaz Mahal, located on the north-eastern corner of Hauz-i-Shamsi, was built during the Lodhi period. It is constructed out of local grey stone and red sandstone while the decoration is done in glazed blue tiles. It consists of a courtyard with dimensions 55feet by 30 feet and is enclosed by arched chambers. However, the chambers on the southern side have not survived. The structure is accessible by a flight of stairs on the eastern side that has a gateway crowned by a baradari dome and adorned in blue tiles. The building also consists of a mihrab on the western wall. It has square ‘chhatris’ on its four corners while that of the prayer chamber is octagonal in shape.
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