Mandu, Madhya Pradesh, India

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About Mandu

Mandu which is also known as Mandavgad is an ancient destroyed city located in Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh state. This ruined city is famous for its Historical monuments and one of the most popular tourist destination in central India.


How to reach Mandu

The Mandu city is well connected to major cities like Indore and Bhopal of Madhya Pradesh state. The roads are well maintained and you can easily direct buses from Indore via Dhar to Mandu city. The nearest railway station from Mandu is Ratlam which is located at 124KM from Mandu. You can easily get buses or hire a taxi from Ratlam station to reach the place.

If you are traveling by air, the nearest airport is located at Indore city "Ahilyabai Holkar Airport".


Places to visit in mandu

1. Roopmati’s pavilion

Rani Roopmati's Pavilion was constructed for the purpose of an army surveillance post. It’s a magnificent example of Afghan architecture in sandstone. The Pavilion is also known for witnessing the backstory of a medieval romance that started among Rani Roopmati and King Baz Bahadur.

2. Baz Bahadur's Palace

Baz Bahadur Palace is built on the slop of Rani Roopmati's Pavilion. Baz bahadur palace was once be occupied by famous ruler of Mandu Baz bahadur. This 16th-century structure is well-known for its hefty courtyards which comprise large halls and high terraces.

3. Jami Masjid

Jama Masjid is one of the famous historic mosque constructed in Mandu, Madhya Pradesh. This famous masjid was built according to the Mughal style of architecture. The complex marble work and its huge size will certainly give you the opportunity to imagine about the glorious and the mysterious past.

4. Rewa Kund

Rewa Kund is another amazing monument which was constructed to show the legendary love story for Baz Bahadur and Roopmati's. Rewa Kund is an artificial lake built by king Baz Bahadur. Today, the site is known as a revered holy spot.

5. Hoshang Shah's Tomb

Hoshang Shah Tomb is believed to be the first marble tomb constructed in India. It was built around the 15th century. The tomb was so beautiful that it impressed Shah Jahan and after viewing this he asked his team of architect who constructed Taj Mahal later.

6. Hindola Mahal

The Hindola Mahal means the "Swinging Palace". It is also famous as a large durbar or meeting hall. Hindola Mahal is a T-shape architecture that is constructed during 15th century. Tourists from different parts of the come here to experience the beauty of the medieval period

7. Ship Palace (Jahaz Mahal)

The marvelous architectural of Ship Palace (Jahaz Mahal) was built during the reign of Mandu Sultan Ghiyas-ud-din Khilji.  The jahaz Mahal was built for providing good facility to people who are on pilgrimage and travelling from different parts of the country like Turkey, Morocco, Iraq and Iran.


Things to do in mandu

1. Climbing

Rock climbing near Mandu is a famous tourist spot. During their visit to the mountains, the visitors climb up, down, or across natural rock and enjoy the beauty of this ancient architecture.

2. Shopping

Shopping is an all-time favorite pass time here. In my town, you will get lots of shops which sell numerous decorative items for your home and office and for daily uses.

3. Camping 

Camping is another excitement for tourists and visitors who love outdoor activities involving overnight stays. Camping is fun as well as an adventure.

4. Sighting an architectural building 

Sighting of the architectural building takes you away from those times and gives you some wonderful and memorable experience.


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Tushar Pathak ( July 10, 2015 )
Thanks Jignesh. There are many options for accommodation, from hotels to private accommodation. However, I wouldn't suggest private accommodation if you have females travelling with you. Try booking MP tourism hotels. You can find the tariffs here - Note - The best time to visit Mandu is during Rains and Winters (July-Feb). Book the hotels in advance if you are planning a weekend trip.
Jignesh Gohel ( July 10, 2015 )
Tushar, I never went to this place earlier but after reviewing the picture of different historical monument in Mandu city, i will definitely plan my trip soon. The picture are stunning and very beautifully captured. Nice place and thank you very much for sharing. Is there any places to stay near Mandu?