The Mardana rooms are built around a spacious garden court ringed on three sides by spectacular arcade halls. These had never been completed and large rocks had to be hand-chiselled to create linear living spaces. The thick walls were pierced to make balconies with views of the countryside. Each room has two or three square rooms linked with wide arches and the facilities are discreetly tucked within.
This ‘L’ shaped room with four square spaces linked by wide arches, honours the artist G. R. Iranna who has long worked with the human figure finally to be placed in patinaed backdrops and settings. His Mahal depicts life from the palace to scenes of asceticism and renunciation. It has two balconies which open out to the sunrise.