When it comes to architectural influences, Madhya Pradesh is a perfect melting pot. Over centuries, different styles
When it comes to architectural influences, Madhya Pradesh is a perfect melting pot. Over centuries, different styleshave blended in to be expressed on the gates and arches of the royal palaces, forts, mosques, and temples. The Badal Mahal Darwaza, a 15th-century arched entrance, in Chanderi, has tall fluted minarets on either side, two floral roundels, miniature arched facades, and other geometric motifs.
As for Kati Ghati Gate, it is not just the name that attracts the attention, but the sheer magnificence of it too is unmissable. This gate is cut entirely out of a living rock and is situated on the southern edge of Chanderi, forming a link between Bundelkhand on the north and Malwa on the south. Its construction was commissioned in AD 1495 by Jiman Khan, the son of the then Governor of Chanderi, Sher Khan.
When it comes to Bundela architecture, Datia Palace sets an excellent example. It is a seven-storeyed building with a square design. This unique design has a central tower which is connected through archways.
Madhya Pradesh’s architecture welcomes you through its magnificent gates and as you pass through do not forget to look up and marvel at either Corbel, True or Rajputana arches.
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