rani kamlapati palace bhopal

Rani Kamalapati Palace: History

Rani Kamalapati Palace was constructed by Rani Kamlapati in AD 1722. Rani Kamlapati was the very beautiful wife of Nizam Shah, a Hindu Gond tribal warlord who had his capital in Ginnaur (Ginnogarh). It is named after Rani Kamlapati. In 1723, Rani Kamlapati committed suicide near her palace (present-day Kamla Park in Bhopal). This Monument is located inside Kamla Park and it is in Bhopal. It is situated on the bridge, between the larger and the smaller lake of Bhopal. That is the eastern side of the ancient embankment known as Bhojpal, it was built by the Parmara King Bhoj (AD 1010-1055) from which the present name Bhopal is derived. The existing structure is a part of the palace which was built by Rani Kamlapati. On the Western side of this palace are the remains of Fatehgarh Fort Bhopal on the hill. It was built by Sardar Dost Mohammad of Bhopal in AD 1708. who laid the foundation of modern Bhopal.

Rani Kamalapati Palace: Architecture

The Rani Kamlapati palace is The best example of contemporary secular architecture of the early eighteenth century. Also, This Palace is the earliest extant example in the Bhopal Town. This double storied building is constructed of lakhauri bricks having a facade with cusped arches supported on the fluted pillars, merlons having the shape of lotus petals and brackets supporting the Chhajjas.

This monument was declared protected by the Government of India in 1989 and since then Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) remains the custodian.



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