Mandu Tourism

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This audience chamber now is a major attraction

This audience chamber now is a major attraction  Video Review
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Hindola Mahal

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
22nd Jan 19

Great source of drinking water

Great source of drinking water  Video Review
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Ujali Baodi

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
22nd Jan 19

It's a beautiful lake maintained by MP Tourism

It's a beautiful lake maintained by MP Tourism  Video Review
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Jahaz Mahal

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
22nd Jan 19

Beautiful step well between Mosque and Darya Khan

Beautiful step well between Mosque and Darya Khan  Video Review
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Somvati Kund

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
22nd Jan 19

Was a popular Inn for traders

Was a popular Inn for traders  Video Review
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Darya Khan's Tomb

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
22nd Jan 19

Very popular monument and must visit attraction

Very popular monument and must visit attraction  Video Review
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Jahaz Mahal

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
22nd Jan 19

It was built by pleasure seeker Sutan Ghiyas Uddin

It was built by pleasure seeker Sutan Ghiyas Uddin  Video Review
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Jahaz Mahal

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
22nd Jan 19

Courtyard, arcades giving access to students cells

Courtyard, arcades giving access to students cells  Video Review
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Ashrafi Mahal

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
22nd Jan 19

A madarsa attached to grand mosque by Hoshang Shah

A madarsa attached to grand mosque by Hoshang Shah  Video Review
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Ashrafi Mahal

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
22nd Jan 19

This beautiful mosque was built by Darya Khan

This beautiful mosque was built by Darya Khan  Video Review
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Dilawar Khan's Mosque

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
22nd Jan 19

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Reasons to go to Mandu

1Incredible Destinations In India no one Speaks of
Incredible Destinations In India no one Speaks of

HolidayIQ reviewer Prateek Juneja says, Mandu lies on the banks of River Narmada. This is the place where forts and various archaeological places can be found and is full of beauty. Jahaz mahal, Roopmati Mahal and the sunset point are really good. Of all the heritage sites, the best is the Hoshang Shah's Tomb, which inspired the makers of the iconic Taj Mahal.”

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2Afghan architecture and scintillating nature in Mandu
Afghan architecture and scintillating nature in Mandu

With pleasant climate round-the-year, Mandu is a great example of Afghan architecture and has great historic significance. The best time to visit these ruins is the monsoon when nature is at its scintillating best when you can see its enchanting beauty adorned with the green veil.

Vipin Gupta shares his experience on HolidayIQ: Mandu is beautiful when it rains and after that, as the climate is chilled and it is greener. If it's chilled you can move a lot easily as there are all these monuments and heritage buildings.  

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Reviews (39)

Mohan Jitpure

Mohan Jitpure5.0/5

128 reviews

Beautiful and Natural and wonderful place to visit

Mandu is a tourist spot located in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh.
Huge height of Mandu Keel
It is about 90 km from Indore. Mandu is located at a height of 2000 feet in the hills of Vindhya. It was originally the capital of the Parmar kings of Malwa. In the thirteenth century, the Sultans of Malwa named it Shadiyabad, meaning "City of happiness". In fact this name makes this place meaningful. The scenic spots in this place are the finest form of the ship mansion, the Hindola palace, the royal hammam and the fascinating carved dome architecture.
Ship and the carousel palace are special in this town made by Parmar rulers. The architectural art of the palaces is worth seeing. Mandu is located at a distance of 100 km from Indore. It is also connected by road to the road.
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The doors
Mandu has 12 doors to enter. The main road is called the Delhi door. The other doors are called Rumple Doorja, Jahangir Darwaza and Tarapur Darwaza.
Ship mansion
This palace was built between two man-made ponds in the shape of the shapes.
Carousel castle
Due to the teddy walls this palace is called the Mandola Palace.
Mosque of Hoshang Shah, Jami Masjid, Canal Jharkha, Baj Bahadur Mahal, Rani Rupatti Mahala and Nilkanth Mahala also attract tourists.
Every year, Malwa festival is celebrated by the Government in Mandu.

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Er. rahul

Er. rahul3.6/5

184 reviews

Mandu

Mandu is the epitome of architectural excellence that our ancestors seemed to have achieved. This city is testament to the unconditional love between Prince Baz Bahadur and Rani Roopmati. Mandu also boasts of the oldest erected monument of India. It is situated in mp
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Recommended Duration in Mandu

Number of days to spend in Mandu as recommended by our travellers.

2 days

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Mandu Overview

Mandu, also known by the name of Mandavgarh, is located in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Mandu was earlier known by the name of Shadiabad, which was christened by a Muslim ruler of that time, Alauddin Khilji. The ancient town of Mandu is popular because of its ancient history and rocky outcrop. The town was earlier the defence capital of the Rajput Parmara rulers, who ruled Mandu.

The attractions present in the region include two fortified enclosures that were built to protect the Royal Enclave and Royal Palace of Baz Bahadur, which is located within the boundary of this town. Jahaz Mahal, which was built in the 15th century, is one of the most popular attractions here. It is considered as an important part of the Royal Enclave.

The town of Mandu is a perfect example of Afghan architecture and has its association with the legends of Prince Baz Bahadur and Singer Roopmati. Other attractions in the region include canals, old baths and crafted pavilions. There are also caves made out of rock with wall paintings and carvings on the ceiling. Some of the popular monuments found here are Alamgir, Bhangi, Rampol Darwaza, Jehangir Gate and Tarapur Gate.

The climatic condition of Mandu is tropical throughout the year. Summers are here from the month of March to June and are mildly hot. Winters are here in the months of October to February and are cold with much colder nights. The best time to visit Mandu is from July to September.

Mandu has no airport of its own and the nearest airport is Indore Ahilyabai Holker Airport, which is 100 kilometres away. The domestic terminal of Indore is connected to major destinations like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Jaipur and Ranchi.

The nearest railway station is Ratlam railway station, which is 125 kilometres from Mandu. The station is an important junction and also connects other major cities of India. Taxis are available from the airport and train station that can connect Mandu easily.

Mandu is also connected by bus services that ply between regions of Madhya Pradesh, Indore and Bhopal. Most of these buses are deluxe buses and connects Mandu with Ratlam and Ujjain, which is about 125 kilometres from the region.

Photos of Mandu

Jahaz Mahal , Mandu

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Ajeet k Nigam

Jahaz Mahal , Mandu
Rani Roopmati Palace, Mandu

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Himanshu Bansal

Rani Roopmati Palace, Mandu
Jahaz Mahal , Mandu

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Pallavi Sapre

Mandu...Wonderful Place to Visit!!
Jahaz Mahal , Mandu

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Ajeet k Nigam

Jahaz Mahal , Mandu

There is so much to see in Mandu.

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