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Mumtaz Mahal

Also referred as Jewel Palace, Mumtaz Mahal is located inside Lal Qila Complex, Rang Mahal. The Mahal was built for Arjumand Banu Begum (popularly called as Mumtaz). The emperor, Shah Jahan constructed this palace in the memory of his 3rd and favorite wife, Mumtaz.

This palace serves as museum with various historical artifacts kept in 6 special galleries. This palace contains few significant objects that are related to Akbar and several other Muslim rulers. One can also enjoy the glimpse of royal costumes, swords, daggers, stone inscriptions, miniature paintings, royal orders along with few manuscripts.


This Palace dates back to the period of Shah Jahan, the popular Mughal Emperor. Because of its construction with red stone, this palace is also known as Jewel Palace. Originally it was the harem of Shah Jahan. There is a room for Mumtaz who was very special to Shah Jahan. Originally it was built to be of 6 apartments to serve as harem for Sultan. Currently, it has been transformed into museum containing various artifacts that belong to earlier years like carpets, weapons, court textiles etc…There are various portions including one for the Indus Valley Civilization, a portion for Bahadur Shah Zafar, a portion for 1857 war artifacts along with many others.


This palace is towards the south end of extended row of beautiful palaces. The lower portion of pillars and walls are constructed with marble. All 6 compartments of this palace are classified by erecting arched piers and interior is perfectly painted. This comes under the portion of imperial seraglio. Inside this palace is the Delhi Museum of Archaeology carrying the large artifacts of Mughal Period.

Information for Tourists

  • Nearby Metro Station: Chandni Chowk
  • Opening and Closing Details: The Palace is open between 10 am and 5 pm except Monday. On Monday, this Mahal is closed. Visitors can enjoy this mahal at free of cost.
  • Location: Located on Netaji Subhash Road, Chandni Chowk, Delhi
  • Best time to visit Mumtaz Mahal of Red Fort Delhi: Morning will be the ideal time to enjoy this Mahal.
  • Entry Fee: Individual National Adult Rs: Rs.50, Kids Rs: Rs.25, Individual Foreigner Adult Rs: N.A, Kids Rs: N.A, Still Photo Camera Rs: N.A, Video Camera Rs: N.A.

How to Reach

By Bus

Tourists can opt for local transport buses travelling within Delhi city to reach Mumtaz Mahal, which is at North Delhi

By Train

The major railheads are at Old Delhi, New Delhi and Harat Nizamudin. All major cities are well connected to Delhi through A/C trains, super fast and express trains. Inside Delhi, Metro trains are the most effective locomotion. All fast trains cross most of the significant spots in Delhi.

By Air

All international and domestic flights land at Indira Gandhi International Airport which is situated towards the south-western part of Delhi. All major airports in India are well connected with Delhi and on the other hand, it is also connected with various international destinations including Hong Kong, New York, Singapore and Beijing.

By Metro

The High-speed Rapid Metro is ideal route to travel from airport which commutes between Dwarka Sector 21 and New Delhi railway station crossing Indira Gandhi International Station, terminal 3, Shivaji Stadium and Dhaula Kuan NH8. Every 10 mins there is a train between 5 am and 1 am. One can also avail cycle rickshaws in many parts of Old Delhi except Chandni Chowk. Tips are warmly welcomed for this work.

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