बुन्देलों और मुगल शासक जहांगीर की दोस्ती की यह निशानी ओरछा का मुख्य आकर्षण है। महल के प्रवेश द्वार पर दो झुके हुए हाथी बने हुए हैं। तीन मंजिला यह महल जहांगीर के स्वागत में राजा बीरसिंह देव ने बनवाया था। वास्तुकारी से दृष्टि से यह अपने जमाने का उत्कृष्ट उदाहरण है।राज महल
JAHANGIR MAHAL was the second palace that we visited in Orchha fort. This palace was built by one of the most affluent Bundela ruler – King Bir Singh Dev – in the early 17th century to commemorate the visit of Emperor Jahangir to Orchha. Bir Singh Dev was a vassal of the Mughal Empire and this can be seen clearly in the architecture of the palace which has a lot more Islamic influence as compared to Raja Mahal. This combination of Indo-Islamic architecture also resulted in this palace being more beautiful than Raja Mahal. The distinguishing features of Jahangir Mahal palace were its domes, cupolas, stone carvings, latticed windows and elephant brackets supporting the first floor balcony.Just like in Raja Mahal, here too we climbed to the top of the palace and were rewarded with some great views of the river and rest of the fort complex which consisted of ruins of mansions, temples and other structures. Later, we also saw the back gate of the palace which had extremely beautiful and intricate carvings and was surrounded by statues of elephants on both sides.
All of this happened at Bhola restaurant and the juice center, located right at the junction of Jehangir Mahal and Raja Ram Mandir. Coming along their menu, were the simplest dishes one would love to eat - Thali(unlimited gravy and chapatis with changing menu everyday) with one of the most humble owner treating you like 'Roti Lo, aapne khaya hi kitna hai'. Moreover, their ginger tea gave me a great kickstart to explore the next half of my journey. Not to promote them here, but they also got the best juice in town.
It is said that Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo built this fort to welcome Jahangir to Orchha. The majestic view from the palace and the interiors are sure to leave you in awe.
Jahangir stayed here on a visit to Orchha and it was built to commemorate his coronation.