Kaliadeh Palace Garden


Kaliadeh Palace is located on the banks of Shipra in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. This palace is one of the most famous historical landmarks of Ujjain.

The Avanti-mahatmya of Skanda Purana has recorded a description of the Sun temple and two tanks, The Surya Kunda and the Brahma Kunda. Remains of old temple are scattered all around. A fragmented inscription of this place records building of the palace in 1458 AD, in the time of Mahmud Khilji. The central dome of the palace is a beautiful example of Persian architecture. Two Persian inscriptions found in one of the long corridors of the palace record the visits of Emperor Akbar and Jehangir to this palace. The palace was broken down in the time of the Pindaris and was restored by Madhav Rao Scindia in 1920 to its present glory. The Sun Temple was also restored by the family.

Apart from the historical significance, the palace also has a great architectural value. Surrounded with lush green vegetation, the palace is built in Persian style of architecture. The palace is in square shape elevated on a high platform and in the frontier of the palace is a beautifully laid garden set on the bed of a river.






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