: Mahrauli, New Delhi
: Venue Of Phulwalon-Ki-Sair
Jahaz Mahal Consisting of a rectangular courtyard in the centre and domed chambers on the sides, with an doorway from the east, this building, located on the north-east corner of Hauz-i-Shamsi, was built perhaps during the Lodi period and may have served as a pleasure-resort or pilgrims apartments.
A 'minhrab' in its western wall suggests that part of it was intended as a mosque for private use. There are several designs of squinches in its chambers. Its corners are surmounted by square chhatris, and the gateway by a domed pavilion ornamented with blue tiles.
At present, the major purpose of Phulwalon-ki-Sair is held here. It may have acquired the name of Jahaz-Mahal, from its look like a 'jahaz' (ship) by the side of a vast