Built by Rana Fateh Singh in the 19th century, Badal Mahal is situated on the highest peak of Kumbhalgarh Fort. The palace is a two storeyed structure parted into two interconnected mahals called the Mardana Mahal and the Zanana Mahal. Zanana Mahal is compact with stone jails which facilitated the royal ladies to see the court proceedings and other main events maintaining their privacy.
These chambers have the creative air conditioning system which is an interesting thing to notice. The system is facilitated with a series of duct pipes which allows cool air into the beautiful rooms, further ventilating them from the bottom.
As the palace is located at the highest top of the fort, it offers an irresistible bird eye view of the city from the top of the hill. The walls of the Badal Mahal is ornamented with a good number of pastel-coloured murals, representing the period of the 19th century, which must be a pleasing experience for all art lovers. The rooms of the Badal Mahal are painted with turquoise, green and white colour schemes on their wall. Filled with the architectural and natural beauty, the fort offers its guests a perfect tourist experience.
By Road: Badal Mahal is located in the Rajsamand District in the Kumbhalgarh and 100 km from Udaipur. One can easily reach here by bus or taxi.
By Rail: Badal Mahal is well connected through nearest Falna and Rani Railway station to major cities railway stations like Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Chennai, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Ahmedabad.
By Air: Badal Mahal can be reach through nearest Udaipur Airport which is well connected with regular domestic flights to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur and Jaipur.