Mandu Monuments

FAST FACTS
Location 90 Kms West to Indore city in Dhar Dist. of Madhya Pradesh
STD Code 07292
Main Attractions Historical Monuments, Scenic natural beauty, River
Sightseeing Duration 02 Full Day
Accommodation MPSTDC Hotels
Next destinations Maheshwar, Omkareshwar, Ajanta Caves, Ujjain
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Mandu Tourism Mandu Madhya Pradesh Indore Tourism

INTRODUCTION
Mandu is a ruined city and tourist destination in Malwa plateau at 100kms West of Indore city. It lies in 2079 feet high of Vindhya plateau at at distance of 35kms from Dhar city. In history of India, it is referred by the name of Mandavgarh & Shadiabaad. It is a celebration in stone of life and joy called ‘the city of joy’. Earlier Parmar Rajpoot ruled here and later it was slipped in hands of muslim rule, between 1401 and 1561 AD. it was the capital of a Muslim state in India. This was the period when Mughal conquered Delhi and Afgan Dilawar Khan established his kingdom in Malwa. During this Ghauri dynasty, Mandu was at peak of its glory & prosperity. It was golden era of Shadiabaad. But now a days, Mandu is mainly associated with the tribute to the love shared between the poet prince Baz Bahadur and his beautiful consort Rani Rupmati. The balladeers of malwa continued to sing of the royal romance, According to legand Rani Rupmati’s lyrical voice can still be heard across the Narmada.

The great Mughal emperor Jahangir wrote about Mandu’s Natural beauty & greatness that – “ I have never known about any other existing place on earth like Mandu before, which can be so exciting in terms of its adorable climate conditions and that too in rainy seasons.”While Lord Curzon said to get inspired of its incredible-ness that – “The way Mandu has inspired me from the bottom of my heart, regarding its architectural richness & matured nature, no of any Monuments in entire India did have same thing.”

HOW TO REACH

LOCATION MAP

Mandu in Madhya Pradesh is located in western region in Dhar district. It is just 90kms/02:30hrs from Indore city and connected by road. For reaching Mandu, one can reach Indore city first because it is a big city and have good connectivity by train, road and flight.
Train connectivity: Nearest railway station for reaching Mandu is Indore railway station having connectivity with other part of India. In order to reach Mandu, one can have direct train to Indore from destinations like: Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Nagpur, Bhopal, Agra, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Chennai, Tivandrum etc. Further journey can done by taxi or bus.
Flight connectivity: Just like train, Indore's Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport (IATA code: IDR) is the nearest airport for reaching Mandu. Indore airport has direct flight connectivity with important cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Raipur & Jabalpur.
Road connectivity: Mandu can be reached directly by road. It is just 90kms from Indore and have good surface connectivity. Being a large city, Indore is well connectivity with other parts of India through National Highways & State Highways. It have good connectivity with cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Agra, Jhansi, Bhopal, Nagpur, Jhansi etc. Road connectivity option is open for tourists, throughout the year.

HISTORY
Mandu history says that it was fortified city in 6th century BC and was known by the names Mandava Garh and Mandapa Durga. Mandu history is not well recorded till 9th century so available information is less. In that period it was frontier outpost of Gurjara-Pratihara empire of Kannauj. From 10th century onwards, it came into light and we have better available history information. Parmar kings ruled in 10th & 11th century. Later Raja Bhoj ruled till end of 13th century. Till this time Mandu was flourishing with many Hindu & Jain temples in fortified region and surrounding areas. After Raja Bhoj, Sultan Khilji conquered the region and thus Hindu rule ends with demolishment of many Hindu & Jain temples in region. In later years, Malwa region witnessed rules by many different dynasties including Mughals. But popular Mandu history revolves around love story of King Baz Bahadur and Queen Roopmati. They both are of artistic nature. Baz Bahadur was good poet and fond of art and poetry where as Roopmati was a good singer. Baz Bahadur fell in love of Roopmati who was Hindu by religion. They get married by both religious rites. During this time, Mandu was at its peak. But on knowing about the beauty and singing talent of Roopmati, mighty Akbar send his army to conquer Mandu. He did so conveniently but when his men reach Roopmati's palace, foreseeing the humiliation by Mughals, she opted to commit suicide by consuming poison and thus their love story ends. Baz Bahadur was captured and spend rest of the life in service on Akbar at Agra.

PLACES TO VISIT or SIGHTSEEING
Mandu sightseeing encompasses visit to palaces, fort, tomb, cenotaphs, temples, caves, lakes, ponds, gardens and surrounding natural beauty. Mandu is a fortified city having 45kms long parapet. All its monuments are located within this encircled wall. We can group monuments into 3 sub-groups: Royal Enclave, Central Group and Rewa Kund group. First, Royal enclave group monuments in Mandu are locate in North of town and includes: Hindola Mahal, Jahaz Mahal, Lohani Caves, Taveli Mahal, Munj Sagar, Dilawar Khan tomb, Gada Shah's shop etc. Second, Central group includes Hoshang Shah tomb, Ashrafi Mahal, Jami Masjid, Ram Temple and Jain Temple. These monuments are in center of city. Third, Rewa Kund group includes Roopmati pavalion, Baz Bahadur Palace,Dai Ka Mahal, Echo point, Chappan Mahal etc. Visit to Mandu monuments can be done in company of trained guide as counting is long and guided sighting is highly recommended to understand it better.

BEST TIME TO VISIT
Mandu sightseeing can be done in any season as it is open for tourists throughout the year. But considering the climatic condition and tourism time, October to March time is considered as best time to visit Mandu. Most of the tourists prefer to visit it in that time as climate was good, festival time and surrounding nature after monsoon offers picturesque view.

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