MANDU@‡U.The neighbourhood of the North Gate

1.GADA SHAH'S SHOP @(The end of the 15th C.)
2.UJALA BAOLI @@ (The second half of the 15th C.`16C.)
3.ANDHERI BAOLI (The second half of the 15th C.`16C.)

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1.GADA SHAH'S SHOP@

@It seems that a commonly accepted theory of it having been a shop (setting aside a theory of it having been built by Gada Shah) lacks grounds. However, considering its structure, it is no doubt that this building is one of the important buildings in the palace. This building is made of bricks and plaster and it is suspected that it was built on a large scale. There is a theory that this used to be an audience chamber, like Hindla Mahal, and that it was meant for the general public. (Matsuo Ara)

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2.UJALA BAOLI@

¨Enlargement @This is a large scale water tank with a staircase, well known with Anderi Baoli. "Ujala" means bright. Being surrounded by arch-shaped niches, rooms and a staircase, this water tank is a magnificent three-tiered building. In a part of the site, there is an octagonal building with a dome on top. This building, with a pumping facility, is one of the most magnificent buildings among Baoli remains in South Asia that I saw. (Matsuo Ara)

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3.ANDHERI BAOLI@

¨Enlargement @On the ground, there remains a building with a dome, which has arch-shaped entrances in eight directions. It has been heavily damaged but we can still observe unique long eaves. It is situated at the southwest nearby Ujala Baoli. The domed building on the ground is mostly same style as Ujala Baoli and it remains within the palace like the above building. This structure is called "Andheri (dark)". The inside the baoli leading to the water tank is too dark to take a photograph. (Matsuo Ara)

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