Hindola Mahal, literally means a “Swinging Palace” a name given to it because of its peculiarly sloping side walls. In another term it is a large meeting hall or durbar, in the ancient Indian city of Mandu, Madhya Pradesh.The Hindola Mahal might have been built during the reign of Hoshang Shah about 1425 C.E. but may date to the end of the 15th century during the reign of Ghiyas al-Din. Architecturally, it marks itself distinctly from the other palaces at Mandu by extreme simplicity of its style of construction although having a definite aesthetic appeal. The Hindola Mahal is ideal place to spot the historic monuments with their wonderful art. The Hindola Mahal displays superb sculpture evident in its façade and carved columns.

The Hindola Mahal represents the main elements of the architectural style of the Malwa period i.e. simplicity, uniqueness, and well-proportioned. The Hindola Mahal explores its architectural simplicity with minimal ornamentation and stands out boldly through massive inclined slopes. These elements make the Hindola Mahal a unique example of the Malwa style. In addition, the pointed arches on the building’s interior show how Malwa architecture was inspired by the Delhi styles.