Trip to Magical Mandu

Mandu, The ancient fortress town of Mandavgarh, located in the Malwa region of western Madhya Pradesh. The Fortress is one of the finest examples of fusion of Hindu & Afghan style of Architecture & Famous for the Romantic Saga of Rani Roopmati and Baz Bahadur. It is about 100 KM from Indore, 300 KM from the State Capital Bhopal, and 35 KM from Dhar (The District Headquarters).

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The first place I visited in Mandu was Jahaz Mahal, which literally translates to “Ship Palace.” The name comes from the fact that the palace is flanked by two lakes, giving it a ship-like appearance if you use your imagination a bit.

Visiting the Taj Mahal is usually the very first must-see on the list of a traveller visiting India. Well, Hoshang Shah’s Tomb in Mandu is said to be the monument that served as the inspiration for the Taj Mahal in Agra.

Adjacent to the Taj’s doppel ganger is the Jami Mosque, which truly reflects the rich grandeur of the era, It was built in. I was particularly taken with the perfect defining this Afghan Marvel.

While riding to the Roopmati’s Pavilion, which is the most popular place to visit in Mandu, I encountered several lesser known monuments that lay forgotten, with only grazing cows for company.

Roopmati’s Pavilion is a magnet for romantics because of love story (tragic, of course) that is believed to have unfolded. The pavilion is astoundingly atmospheric and the view from the top is breathtaking.

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What You Need to Know

  1. When To Go: The best time to visit is during the rainy season – the Greenery is at its Eye-Popping Best. Winter is also a good time to visit. Summers can be Harsh coz Humidity is Too High.

  2. Getting There: The nearest railway station and airport are both at Indore, which is around 100km from Mandu. From Indore, It’s best to book a Car since there is no Direct Bus Service. Alternatively, You can take a bus to Dhar and then another one from Dhar to Mandu.

  3. Where to Stay: I stayed at Hotel Malwa Retreat, which is run by the MP Tourism Department. Solo Travellers can book a Dorm Bed at this hotel for approx ₹200 per night. However, There are a lot of other Hotel Options in Mandu to suit different Budgets.​

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AtharavRaj Yadav is an Author, Hippie, Speaker, Cyber Security Expert, Travel Blogger, Epigrammatist, Conservationist, and Music Label, based in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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