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Historical Monuments Of Mandu
Ranked #2 of 33 things to do in Mandu
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 11, 2012

I've been to Mandu in almost every season. The best season to visit this place is during rains. Choose a day when it's sure to drizzle. Only then u'll be able to beauty of this place, which is , The wandering clouds ! The clouds float down to ur level make u feel like u are amidst clouds ! Be sure to take services of a authorised Guide to see The Jahazmahal and The Rupmati Mahal. Jahazmahal is sure to wow u in architecture .
If u r not an Monument lover , these two monument should be good enough for u. After seeing these , u can roam about in this calm , laid back small town on foot It is nature lovers paradise. Lush green and serene , u'll forget all ur stress for sure. I love M.P Tourism cottages to stay . Enclosed in a beautiful campus , it is safe and homely. Though sometimes , on weekends local people do have booz party in their cottages and it can be noisy and irritating.

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Reviewed November 25, 2012

The Monuments in Mandu (especially Rupamati's Pavillion) are breathtaking and set in beautifully maintained, lush gardens. Very highly recommended.

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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Mandu is a ruined fortress town in the Dhar district in Madhya Pradesh, India. Mandu had its full share of strategic and political importance and names like Raja Bhoj, Ghuri dynasty, Humayun and Akbar are directly or indirectly related with the fortunes of Mandu. However, the Bazbahadur-Roopmati tales are the most pervading and perhaps most interesting ingredients to define the character of Mandu in a romantic language. About 15 kilometer area at a height of about 2000 ft. above sea level constitute the location with important landmarks like Jahaz Mahal, Hindola Mahal, Jami Masjid, Roopmati's Pavillion, Rewa Kund, Bazbahadur's Palace with undulated surroundings with trees and bushes. Mandu comes alive in rainy season when the water levels of its water bodies go up and there is a an air of romance around the ruins of buildings and palaces. The rains have a softening effect on the natural environment. Mandu is to be seen, felt and enjoyed with your imagination hats on. The architectural feats are to be seen to believe. However, three helpful factors are prerequisites for a satisfying trip to Mandu: First, the self-study and self-motivation to explore Mandu. Second, a good and knowledgeable guide or a local friend. Third, a dedicated transport to take you around from spot to spot. Mandu can be covered in one day, but to re-live the past and romanticize with history, a night-stay in the local M P Tourism outfit is recommended.

3  Thank AsisBandyopadhyay
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Mandu-Bajbahadur-Rani Roopmati. When you say Mandu all three come together. You can not single out anyone. Such are their lives entwined with Mandu that you don't want to hear any other fact about Bajbahadur and Rani Roopmati. Their lovestory is reflected in the poetic constructions in ManduGarh " AsharfiMahal - where coins where bestowed on arrival of Roopmati" , "Jahaj Mahal - which is built in a boat shape and looks like a boat in monsoons", " Hindola Mahal - built with layout of a Zula"
There are intrinsic carvings on the walls, shadow play by encircling rooms, amazing acoustics, nature trails ending up in beautiful view of River Narmada. Mandu is epitome of eternal love.
I would recommend a daylong visit to Mandu pref in Winters with your own vehicle arrangement. If you want to wander around bring your walking shoes and other gear. You better carry your own food as the available food may not suit your palate. There are some hotels where you can stay but we had not taken that option. MP govt is taking all efforts to boost the Tourist Attraction of Mandu. Would like to visit the place once again with leisure.

2  Thank sunilaupendra
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

Mandu is highly regarded as an historical site and architectural wonder. However, to me, if a cosy environment in the countryside is what you are looking for, you'd better visit Orcha instead. Having said that ruins in Mandu are divided into three main groups: the Village Group, the Royal Enclave and the Rup Mati. Each of them requires a different ticket, whose cost is 100 RS. The Village Group lies at the centre of Mandu, its highlight is the Afghan mosque, and it is less than 1 KM away from the Royal Enclave. The combined visit of these two areas requires about 3 hours. The Rup Mati lies 4 KM away from the centre of Mandu.Taxis charge 200 RS MIN for a return trip with a 1 hour stay. It is really expensive, but my bargaining power was very weak in Mandu. You may rent a bicycle, but the road runs through a hilly area. Otherwise you may decide to skip the Rup Mati and concentrate on less well known (and free of charge) monuments within a 2 KM range from Mandu. In fact Rup Mati is just worth visiting for the view on the Narmada valley

3  Thank Pbiamino
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