The upper part of the Diwan-i-Khas is known as Jas Mandir and is spell-binding in the intricate floral designs with glass in them. The hamams or the baths are located north of Jas Mandir.
The palace was kept cool in the summer by covering its arched openings with screens woven with the roots of the aromatic grass called Khas. The screens were moistened periodically with water. Air passing through the screens was thus cooled, and carried also the fragrance of the grass into the palace-chambers.
In front of the Sheesh Mahal is a parterred little garden in the classic Mughal pattern called Chārbāgh or Four Gardens. Facing the Sheesh Mahal is Sukh-Niwās (Pleasure Palace), the Raja's private apartments where he retired to rest.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Notable Buildings.
Location. 26° 59.132′ N, 75° 51.048′ E. Marker is in Amer, Rajasthan, in Jaipur District. Marker can be reached from Amer Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amer, Rajasthan 30200-1, India. Touch for directions.
More about this marker. The marker is in the Amer Fort complex, by the Jai Mandir.
Also see . . . Amer Fort (Wikipedia). (Submitted on January 27, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 26, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 546 times since then and 315 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 26, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. 5. submitted on January 27, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.