Jahangir Mahal was constructed under the rule of Vir Singh Deo, who built it as a symbol of warm reception of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir on his first visit to Orachha, its contruction dates back to the 17th century. The entrance of the Jahangir Mahal is marked by an artistic and traditional gateway. The front wall of the structure faces to the east and is covered with turquoise tiles. Jahangir Mahal is a three storied structure that is marked by hanging balconies, porches, and apartments. The grand monument is located at Paryatan Bhawan, Orachha which is about 18 Kms from Jhansi and can be reached in about half an hour via the Tikamgarh-Jhansi Road.

The entire palace is constructed around a square shaped courtyard with side of 67. 6 meters each. Jahangir Palace is a three storied palace built mainly with red and yellow sandstone and has a staggering 136 rooms, all of which are decorated with wall paintings. Constructed to resemble the good relationship of Bundelas with Mughals, we can find a blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture in domes, entrance gates, terraces and corridors. Jahangir Palace is a percy-brown monument covering 220 sq feet and rising into a mighty rectangular establishment, supporting 8 graceful domes and encompasses all the features of a medieval castle. The domes of the Jahangir Mahal were built according to Timurid customs, its grand iwans are large enough to accommodate the entry of war elephants, and its high position over the landscape allowed superior range for cannons. The palace is built on the banks of Betwa river with the lush green forest enveloping it, offering a picturesque view. The presence of elephant carvings and paintings inside the rooms gives a touch of Bundela architecture. Emperor Jahangir while visiting stayed over at the Jahangir Palace for a night.

Thhe main gate has carved ornamentation which further leads to the royal baths and then to an elegant small dwelling unit built within the garden in typical Mughal architectural style. The quarter was built exclusively for Rai Parveen, the female escort of the Raja Indrajit. Her portrait in a revealing and seductive attire adorns the hall in the Palace. Jahangir Mahal rises to the height of the trees in the well tended garden called Anand Mahal. The garden is laid out with octagonal flower beds and has good network of water supply. There are niches in the Mahal which permit natural light to the main hall and the rooms. Nestled between the River Betwa and the dense forest, Jahangir Palace is a hidden gem in Madhya Pradesh attracting tourists in large numbers who leap places to admire and witness the glory of the 4 Century old Jahangir Palace.

The palace stands today bearing the testimony to the lasting friendship and the grand respect between the two erstwhile rulers of different communities and kingdoms of the 17th century. The Jahangir Palace is one of the most highlighting historical monument of Madhya Pradesh and is now under the care of Madhya Pradesh Archeological Department. It is advised to visit Orachha between the months of October to March as the climate becomes pleasant and one will not have to withstand the scorching summer. Entry fees is INR 5 for Indian Tourists and INR 30 for Foreign Tourists. Jahangir Mahal can be visited during timings 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM on all days of the week.