The Shaukat Mahal and Sadar Manzil displays a combination of Asian and Western styles of architecture which makes this building stand out in the crowd of the traditional Islamic architecture of Bhopal.
The history of the Shaukat Mahal and Sadar Manzil states that it was designed by a corrupt Frenchman who is supposed to be from the Bourbon Dynasty of France. The Shaukat Mahal and Sadar Manzil reflects a unique blend of oriental and occidental architectural styles.
The Gothic and post renaissance styles have been effectively used in the construction of the Shaukat Mahal which eventually gives it an enchanting effect. A number of intricately carved arches on the roof of the Shaukat Mahal along with the alabaster white structure of the building gives it an unique look. The outside of the palace is designed with beautiful and exotic floral patterns giving the Shaukat Mahal a eco friendly appearance. The Sadar Manzil that was the Hall of Public Audience during the rule of the princes borders the Shaukat mahal. This building is a brick red construction of flamboyant appearance. The Shaukat Mahal and Sadar Manzil are surrounded by beautiful lawns that gives it a picture postcard effect.
The Shaukat Mahal and Sadar Manzil is located at the entrance of the Chowk area ,in the center of the city. It is easily reached by all modes of transport inside the city.