Photographer's Note

Jahaz Mahal, Mandu.

At terrace level there are two rectangular pavilions at each end. They each measure 40 by 13 feet (12.19 by 3.96meters) and have three arched openings to the north and south and one to the east and west. Instead of a single roof structure, the roof has been broken down into three sections. The outer section has a hexagonal vault internally and a pyramidal roof externally. The middle section is a domical vault internally and a cylindrical cupola externally. The three pavilions with their varied roof forms, along with the domed kiosk positioned at the terrace level over the main entrance, prevent the palace from being a massive, rectangular block stretching across the landscape. They break up the horizontality of the building and add interest to the profile. The picturesque image of the palace is further emphasized by the reflection of the pavilions in the water, giving it a romantic touch.

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