The fortress town of Mandu is considered to be one of the greatest treasures of Madhya Pradesh. Mandu is situated amidst the Vindhya Ranges at an altitude of 2,000 feet above the sea level. It was originally the fort capital of the Parmar rulers of Malwa. This place is also a tribute to the love of poet-prince Baz Bahadur for his beautiful consort Rani Roopmati. There are a host of historical monuments here which are constructed on the fusion of Hindu and Afghan style of architecture. Its rulers built exquisite palaces like the Jahaz and Hindola Mahals, ornamental canals, baths and pavilions, as graceful and refined as those times of peace and plenty. Each of Mandu's structures is an architectural beauty. Some are outstanding like the massive Jami Masjid and Hoshang Shah's tomb, which was considered to be the inspiration for the Taj Mahal centuries later. It is city of monuments with some of them are Alamgir, Bhangi, Rampol Darwaza, Jehangir Gate and Tarapur Gate. The beautiful monuments, amidst the sprawling lush green landscape and the purple sunset sky remind us of the bygone era. The surroundings of mango, tamarind and banyan trees make it more awestruck. Mandu is also home to the very rare Baobab tree. Mandu welcomes the visitors with its charm and heritage. Mandu is the perfect honeymoon destination as it is the city of love and delight.
State: Madhya Pradesh
STD Code: 07292
Language: Hindi, English
Clothes: Summer: Cotton Winter: Light Woollens
Temperature: Summer: 40 - 28 C Winter: 27 - 14 C
Best Season: The best time to visit Mandu is between July and March
How to reach
By Air: The nearest airport is at Indore which is 90 km away. Regular flights connect Bhopal to cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Bhopal.
By Rail: Indore and Ratlam are the nearest railheads connected with the important cities of India.
By Road: Mandu is very well connected by good motorable roads to all important cities like Indore, Bhopal, Ratlam, Gwalior and Omkareshwar.