About Hathi Mahal
The massive disappropriate dome and the thick pillars give an impression of a standing Elephant to the spectators. Originally built as a pleasure resort, Hathi Mahal today looks like an abandoned landmark in Madhya Pradesh where traces of decorative tile-work and the planned external architectural nuances still leave an impressive mark on the minds of the visitors.
The masonry moldings, the humongous dome. The octagonal high base and the three arched-opening on all sides look as if it was planned like a Baradari. Places like this are hard to miss and this is among such places to visit in Mandu.
Location: Elephant Palace, Mandav, Madhya Pradesh, India
Timings: 24 hours. Best to go between sunrise to sunset hours.
Entry Fee: Free of cost.
Suggested time required: An hour and a half.
Distance from Mandu Bus Stand: Around 2 KM.