- Set picturesquely at the edge of the Vindhya Range, overlooking the Narmada River was once known as Shadiabad, the ‘Citadel of Joy’.
- It was the pleasure resorts of the rulers of Malwa and echoes with love tales of poet prince Baz Bahadur and Rani Rupmati.
MODE OF COMMUNICATION:
- Airport: Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport, Indore (IDR), 100 kms away from Mandu city.
- Rail: Mhow Railway Station, Mhow, 66 kms away from Mandu city. Indore Railway Station, Indore and Ratlam Railway Station, Ratlam, 105 kms away from Mandu.
- Road: Well connected by road.
SIGHTSEEING AT A GLANCE:
FORT & MONUMENTS
Jahaz Mahal Hoshang Shah’s Tomb Asharfi Mahal Rupmati’s Pavilion Hindola Mahal
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
- Mandu Festival
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ATTRACTIONS OF MANDU
- 400 feet long and 50 feet wide double storey pleasure palace built between two lakes, resembles a ship.
- Remarkable edifice in stone is said to have been built by Sultan Ghiyas-ud-din Khilji for his large harem of 15,000 women.
Hoshang Shah’s Tomb:
- Beautiful tomb is one of the finest specimes of Afghan architecture and the first marble structure of the country.
- It is patterned on the great mosque of Damascus and is another great example of Afghan architecture.
- The palace of gold coins.
- It was built by Mahmud Shah Khilji and conceived as an academic institution.
- The same complex he built a seven storeyed victory tower to celebrate his victory over Rana Kumbha of Mewar.
- It was built by Baz Bahadur for his queen Rupmati, on the southern crest of a hill, overlooking the Nimar valley.
- Pavilion commands a panoramic view of the meandering Narmada River, especially on full moon night.
- ‘Swinging Palace’ gets the name from its leaning walls that resemble a swing.
- Combines immense proportions with a simplicity of design.