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Mandu Tours and Travel Guide

Mandu is city in the area of the Dhar district of Malwa region of western Madhya Pradesh state of India. Mandu is fortress town and very famous for its fine architecture. Mandu, due to its strategic position and natural defences, was an important place with a rich and varied history. Mandu has a large number of palaces, mosques, Jain temples of 14th century and other buildings. The city of Mandu is adorned with magnificent Afghan architecture surrounded by baobab trees, native to Africa. The grand palaces are still alive with royal romance while the gateways (darwazas) speak of a history of imperial conquests.

Following are the major attractions of Mandu city:-
Roopmati's Pavilion - It is large sandstone structure originally built as an army observation post and known as Roopmati's Pavilion.
Rewa Kund - It is reservoir constructed by Baz Bahadur for the purpose of supplying water to Rani Roopmati's Pavilion.

Shri Mandavagadh Teerth - it is dedicated to Lord Suparshvanatha.
Jami Masjid - It is inspired by the great mosque of Damascus, this gracious structure is attractive in both terms its simplicity and architectural style-with large courtyards and grand entrances.
Jahaz Mahal/Ship Palace - It is located between two artificial lakes, this two storied architectural complex is so named as it appears like a ship floating in water, it was built by Sultan Ghiyas-ud-din-Khilji and it served as a zenana for the sultan.
Hindola Mahal - It means Swing palace and so named due to its sloping side walls. It is royal palace complex at Mandu which comprises of the Jahaz Mahal, the Hindola Mahal, the Tawili Mahal, and the Nahar Jharokha.
The Darwazas - Mandu has 12 major darwazas or gates.

Mandu is 35 km from the Dhar city and 100 km from the Indore city. Nearest airport is Indore Airport and one can reach Mandu by every means by Air, by Rail or by road.

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Tourist Attractions in Mandu

  • Jahaz Mahal