This monument is an exemplary model of the Rajput palace fortress and a masterpiece of medieval Rajput architectural grandeur in India.
The palace, built in marble and granite is an incomparable example of amorphous, asymmetrical, additive Rajput planning and of an amalgamation of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles as seen in its stone carvings, cupolas and projecting balconies.
It has been built and added to at various times between the 16th and 20th centuries.
The Zenana Mahal comprises of the main courtyard called the Lakshmi Chowk and the chambers around it. Another courtyard, the Moti Chowk links the Mardana Mahal with the Zenana Mahal.
The common areas of both the Mardana and the The Zenana Mahal such as the kitchen (Rasoda) and the dining area (Bhojanshala) open onto this courtyard.
The entrance to this courtyard from the Manek Chowk on the eastern end is marked by a magnificent gateway called the Toran Pol.