Mandu - Things to Know Before Visiting
Mandu, Mandav, Madhya Pradesh 454010, India
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Mandu (City of Joy) is a small city in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India, now best known for a fort built by Baaz Bahadur in the memory of his queen Rani Roopmati. Between 1401 and 1561 it was the capital of a Muslim state in the north of India. The capital was abandoned more than 400 years ago, and it's now a small city but also home to a large ruins site more than 10 km long and 15 km wide. The temple dedicated to Shiva also attracts many pilgrims.
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Hoshang Shah's Tomb is regarded as India's first marble tomb in honor of Hoshang Shah who holds a significant position in the history of India. It is noted that the tomb was constructed in the 15th century. The tomb was so beautiful that it impressed Shah Jehan and so he sent four of his architects before construction of the Taj Mahal.
Hindola-Mahal literally means a "Swinging palace". it is marked distinctly from other palaces at Mandu by the extreme simplicity of its style of construction although having a definite aesthetic appeal. constructed during the reign of Hushang Shah about 1425 C.E.
Ahilya Fort, in the central Indian town of Maheshwar, sits high above the sacred river Narmada. Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar ruled here from 1765 to 1796 and built Ahilya Wada, her personal residences, offices, and darbaar audience hall, within the fort. In the year 2000, Prince Richard Holkar, her descendant and son of the last Maharaja of Indore, converted his home in Ahilya Wada into a guest residence, today known around the world as the Ahilya Fort Hotel.
Rehwa Society, a quarter-century old not-for-profit foundation, which was working with weavers in Maheshwar, was created by the royal Holkar family of Central India's erstwhile Indore Maharajah. Rehwa's delicate textiles are sold throughout India and it was very famous.
Adinatha temple is a Jain temple dedicated to the Jain tirthankara Adinatha, located at Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh. This temple is part of UNESCO World Heritage Site along with other temples in Khajuraho Group of Monuments.
This mountain is the second highest vantage point in the Malwa Region and easily counts as amongst its most scenic as well situated at a height of 881 m. It is the ideal getaway for lovers of nature and trekkers alike. It has a wide variety of flora and fauna along with the scenic views.
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Dhar, located in the south-western part of Madhya Pradesh, is the administrative headquarter of Dhar District. It is a part of the Indore Division. It is one of the largest districts of Madhya Pradesh.