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Known as an architectural marvel for its ancient forts that are in complete harmony with nature, Mandu in Madhya Pradesh is an archaeologist’s and photographer's treat. Thronged by many tourists every year, these locales are highly alluring and replete with all the delights of nature in the form of plateaus, rivers, thick greenery coupled with amazing architecture.
Another treasure in the heart of India, Mandu is a town encased in history and wrapped in mythology. It was established as long back as in the 6th century AD, and has since then been under the rule of various emperors from the Rajput Parmara rulers of Malwa, to the Mughal Emperor Humayun. This varied history also led to a lot of architectural variation, such as imposing Darwazas, the river flanked Jahaz Mehal, the sloping walled fort- Hindola Mahal and the example of refined Afghan architecture, Hoshang Shah's Tomb. The Lohani Caves and Temple Ruins, and the Neelkanth Palace And Temple also make for exiciting day trips when in Mundu. The marvellous constructions from eras gone by coupled with scenic landscapes draw a lot of tourists to this destination.

Mandu in the monsoon is easily one of the most romantic of places. The advantages of its hilly location come alive, the pastel shades of its centuries-old monuments are set off by the brilliant natural green setting, and the loveliness is doubled because it’s reflected in omnipresent, voluptuous water bodies — talaos, baolis, kunds, streams, rivulets…. Mandu can be best described as a hill-fortress, spread over a flat hilltop, 6 km by 8 km in dimension, easily covered on foot, teeming with architecture, history and possibility. It owes its existence to the Parmar kings who carved out an independent kingdom here in the 8th century CE. As you go up the hill, unexpected lakes shimmer after every turn, and flower-decked trees frame distant views of some old fort darwaza, standing with grave dignity. You have to picture a flatland called the Malwa Plateau, from which rise a number of hills that form the crest of the Vindhya Range.

Successive kings abundantly appreciated the enchantment as well as the possibilities of a fortification at such a site. The Parmar kings, the Sultans of Malwa and the Mughals turn Mandu into a palimpsest of signature fortifications and palaces. They seem to have built with an unerring eye, using the undulating heights and plenitude of water bodies as the main architectural feature. And to cap it all, Mandu is the theatre for the sad and enduring legend of Rani Rupmati and her romance with Sultan Baz Bahadur.

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Jun 19 2013
Reema Bhalla
Mandu in Madhya Pradesh lies in the Malwa Plateau region known for its moderate weather conditions throughout the year. The summer months (March to June) are slightly hot with flow of heat waves and temperature ranging from 35°C to 20° ... read more
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Purnendu Singh
Places you can cover in a day:1. Royal Enclave 2. Taveli Mahal 3. Rewa Kund 4. Roopmati's Pavilion 5. Jahaz Mahal ... read more
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Vinod Kumar Suman
Vinod Kumar Suman
Jun 26 2014
Mandu is very famous place in madhya pradesh & it is 35-40 km from Dhar District. My experience is there is too good enjoying place & in rainy season its greenery is very good looking the best places to visit here is rani roopmati mahal, jaha ...... read more
Vinod Kumar Suman
Vinod Kumar Suman
Jun 24 2014
Mandu is such a nice place where we can spent our holiday with our families & our friends in mandau many historical places are there jahaj mahal is one of the my favorite place in mandu and just away their is a lord shiva temple is also their ... ...... read more
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