Mandu is a historic city located in the western ‘Malwa’ region of India’s central province, Madhya Pradesh. Situated on a rocky outcrop at an elevation of over 500 metres on Vindhya plateau, the fortress city of Mandu is well known for its natural beauty and fine architecture.
Founded in the 11th century by local rulers, Mandu became the capital of a north Indian Muslim dynasty for about 150 years from the beginning of the15th century. Later, this city of joy with its sparkling lakes, glamorous palaces and glorious festivities became a place of monsoon retreat for the Mughal emperors.
How to Reach
Regular flights from Indore (100 km) and Bhopal (285 km) airports connect Mandu to Mumbai, Delhi and other major Indian cities.
Indore is one of the largest railway junctions in Madhya Pradesh offering pan-India rail connectivity to Mandu.
Mandu is well connected to other Indian cities by an excellent roads network.
Places of Tourist Attraction
Here are some of the prominent places of tourist attraction at Mandu:
Places of Interest for European Travelers
The romantic associations of the following two palaces at Mandu would offer considerable interest to European travelers
The Roopmati pavilion at the palace offers a panoramic view of the Narmada River flowing in the plains far below. Legends claim that the gentle breeze over Narmada still carries lyrical voice of Rani Roopmati.
Food and Accommodation
Tourists have plenty of accommodation options at Mandu, ranging low budget to luxury hotels providing all modern amenities.
Several vegetarian restaurants at Mandu serve local specialties, and South Indian and Chinese delicacies. One local speciality ‘Imli ki Kadhi’, prepared out of tangy boabab fruit, is worth trying here.
The Best Time to Visit
Mandu is a heritage site and is open for visitors throughout the year. Hoever, the cool climatic conditions during October-April period are favourable for the visits of foreign tourists. For those interested in photography August-February period is ideal to capture the monuments in sprightly natural surroundings.
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