Baz Bahadur’s Palace is one such building which has, over the years, become one of the tourist destinations. It is situated on the slope of a hill in the midst of natural scenery and its entrance has big courtyards and high terraces.
It is probably the most famous building in Mandu. There are two lakes on the eastern and western side of the palace that create a perfect illusion of a ship with its rectangular shape.
The Ashrafi Mahal
is located opposite of Jama Masjid, in the main market; the ruins of which are now in existence.
is a huge mosque built in 1454 dominating the village of Mandu and is considered the finest example of Afghan architecture in India.
Sunset point in Mandu
is located in front of Lohani caves, and provides a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. The Sunset Point provides a spectacular view of the surroundings. Mandu has high potential in attracting the tourists due to availability of number of monuments and tourist places.
Hoshang Shah's Tomb
India's first marble structure, Hoshang Shah's Tomb is a fine example of Afghan architecture. Some of the elements that went into the construction of this tomb have been incorporated in Shah Jahan's monuments. The tomb has an imposing dome and intricate marble lattice work.
The shrine is located at the edge of a very deep gorge. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is still active as an important site of worship. The Nilkanth Mahal of the Mughal era is situated close to the Nilkanth Shrine. It was constructed by a Mughal governor, Shah Badgah, for Jodhabai, Akbar's wife.
Mosque of Dilawar Khan
One of the earliest muslim shrines here probably thats the reason why it has resemblance to the Hindu architecture.
There are a number of water reservoirs near the Hindola Palace. Chief among these are the Champa Baoli, Ujali (bright) and Andheri (dark) Baolis.
Other places of tourist interest include the Hathi Mahal, Dai Ka Mahal, Malik Mughith's Mosque and Darya Khan's Tomb
This city is perched high on a hill, 283 km away from the capital city Bhopal. All the tourist places in Mandu are very well-connected to each other. Dominated successively by Hindu and provincial Muslim dynasties, almost every structure is remarkable due to the unique architecture.
Did you know
Mandu is surrounded by a 45 km long parapet of walls. Delhi Darwaza is one of the 12 gateways and serves as an entrance to the city. A series of gateways surrounded with walled enclosures and bastions lead to the city of Mandu. Other important gateways are the Jehangir Gate and Tarapur Gate.
Rani Roopamati Mahal
is a palace in Mandu surrounded by greenery. It is situated on the banks of the Rewa Kund. This Pavilion stands next to Baz Bahadur's palace and is constructed in an Afghan architectural style. These Pavilions was originally constructed as an army observatory. It offers a spectacular sunset view over Narmada River. Echo Point is another very famous and major tourist picnic spots among various monuments of Mandu.
Rewa Kund is a religious site, an artificial lake built by Baz Badadur. It is a tank of sacred water from the river Rewa, another name for the Narmada.
More to see
Maheshwar is 65 kms from Mandu
Mhow is 70 kms away - Mhow has many waterfalls, like Patal pani waterfall, mehandi kund waterfall, sitla mata waterfall, cgoral dam, nakheri dam etc. The river Chambal starts 15 kms away from Mhow in a village called Kuti. The temple of Janapav (father of Parashurama) is also here.
Patal Pani waterfall has water cascading from 150 feet above and plunging into a natural reservoir, the depth is which is still unknown. It is said that the depth reaches down to ‘Patal’ the Hindi word meaning ‘Hell’ and the name of the town was also derived from this mythological legend.