Construction of the building began in 1878, and it was completed by 1892. There are various influences in the architecture; there are Islamic minarets, French-style windows, Colonial spiral staircases, Indian style carvings, arches and shining silver doorways.
At the time of partition, Mahabat Khan III decided to join Pakistan despite having no common boundary with the new country. Pressurized by the Indian government, he fled to Pakistan. Jungadh reunited with India just months after it had declared its independence.