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Shaukat Mahal is situated at the entrance of the busy chowk area where once existed the old city of Shahjehanabad. Architecturally speaking, the Islamic building is something of an oddity in this part of the city and the incongruity of this structure stands out among the Islamic monuments in the walled city. It is rather western in its design, a fusion of Medieval Gothic and Post Renaissance features, a marked departure from the traditional style. This harmoniously combined oriental and occidental styles of art and architecture with local Islamic features offer quite a unique picture. Shaukat Mahal was conceived and designed by a decadent Frenchman who is supposed to be a descendant of the renowned Bourbon Dynasty of France.
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A visit to the city of Bhopal will not disappoint the tourists. The adjoining brick red building of Sadar Manzil served as a Hall of Public Audience.