|Mandu Located at an altitude of
2000 feet, Mandu, in Madhya Pradesh, was originally the fort
- capital of the Parmar rulers of Malwa.Towards the end of the
13th century, it came under the rule of the Sultans of Malwa.
The first of these kings renamed it Shadiabad - the City of
Joy. The subsequent ruling clans built grand palaces like the
Jahaz and Hindola Mahals, ornate pavilions, and other architectural
Hoshang Shah's Tomb, India's first marble edifice and one of
the supreme examples of Afghan architecture. The impressive
dome, the intricate marble lattice work, the porticoed courts
are some of the memorable features of this ancient structure.
Jami Masjid , was inspired by the mosque of Damascus.The
sheer hugeness of the structure coupled with a stark simplcity
of design, is really overwhelming.
Rani Roopmati's Pavilion , was built as an army observation
post. It served a more romantic purpose as Roopmati's retreat.
From this picturesque pavilion perched on a hilltop, the queen
could gaze at her paramour's palace, and also at the Narmada
flowing by, below.
Access by Air:
Flights to Mandu are offered by Indian Airlines and Jet Airways.
Access by Rail:
Mandu can be reached by railways easily from both Delhi and
Access by Road:
Mandu is well connected by roadways to the main cities.
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