Mandu is a celebration in stone, of life and joy, A tribute to the love shared between the poet-prince Baz Bahadur and his beautiful consort, Rani Roopmati. The balladeers of Malwa still sing of their euphoric romance.
Perched along the Vindhya ranges at an altitude of 2,000 feet, Mandu, with its natural defenses, was originally the fort capital of the Parmar rulers of Malwa. Towards the end of the 13th century, it came under the sway of the Sultans of Malwa, the first of whom named it Shadiabad – ‘City of Joy’. And indeed the pervading spirit of Mandu was of gaiety; and its rulers built exquisite palaces like the Jahaz and Hindola Mahals, ornamental canals, baths and pavilions, as graceful and refined as those times of peace and plenty.
Each of Mandu’s structures is an architectural gem; some are outstanding like the massive Jami Masjid and Hoshang Shah’s tomb, which provided inspiration to the master builders of the Taj Mahal centuries later.
A walk through Mandu will leave you awe-struck, the way you used to be listening to stories from grandparents.
Mandu is a monsoon destination.
How to Reach Mandu
Mandu is situated in the Dhar district, which is just 98 kms from the nearest airport, Indore. Pre-paid taxis are available from the airport. The city is also well connected with major cities like Jabalpur, Gwalior, Bhopal, Hyderabad and Raipur.
The nearest railhead is at Indore, 100 km from Mandu.
You can easily get regular cabs to Mandu from Indore or Ujjain. Mandu is well connected by road to major cities in India. Indore, Dhar, Maheshwar and other towns and cities have frequent buses to Mandu.
Tour Packages for Mandu
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