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Sheesh Mahal – The Flickering Palace of Mirrors in Jaipur

Sheesh Mahal is inside Amer Fort in Jaipur. It’s a flickering Palace of Mirrors that would delight your experience in the imposing fort. You can’t miss it. Most tourists spend a long time here, taking a hundred selfies. And that means, good luck finding a spot for your own selfie without Neanderthals in the background.

So, what makes this palace special and unique?

Sheesh Mahal is a unique hall covered in mirror tiles plastered on the walls and the ceilings.

Sheesh Mahal - The Flickering Palace of Mirrors in Jaipur (India).

Sheesh Mahal – The Flickering Palace of Mirrors in Jaipur (India).

The glass mirrors are brought from Belgium.

Sheesh Mahal - The Flickering Palace of Mirrors in Jaipur (India).

Sheesh Mahal – The Flickering Palace of Mirrors in Jaipur (India).

These mirrors reflect light rays.

Sheesh Mahal - The Flickering Palace of Mirrors in Jaipur (India).

Sheesh Mahal – The Flickering Palace of Mirrors in Jaipur (India).

And these light rays give natural light to the entire hall inside the Jai Mandir.

Sheesh Mahal - The Flickering Palace of Mirrors in Jaipur (India).

#SheeshMahal – The Flickering Palace of Mirrors in Jaipur (India).

If you look closer, you’ll also find that the columns, walls and ceilings are carved with interesting designs.

SheeshMahal - The Flickering Palace of Mirrors in Jaipur (India).

#SheeshMahal – The Flickering Palace of Mirrors in Jaipur (India).

There are flowers of various colours and patterns of different shapes.

Sheesh Mahal - The Flickering Palace of Mirrors in Jaipur (India).

Sheesh Mahal – The Flickering Palace of Mirrors in Jaipur (India).

It is said that one candle is enough to light up the entire hall.

SheeshMahal - The Flickering Palace of Mirrors in Jaipur (India).

SheeshMahal – The Flickering Palace of Mirrors in Jaipur (India).

Can you imagine in a dark room full of mirrors and one tiny flicker of light makes a difference?

Explore Amer Fort (or Amber) in this post. 

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