Indore - Mandu

Indore - Mandu is one of the popular excursions from the city of Indore. The tourists travel from Indore to Mandu to visit the historical city. The city is dotted with a number of historic sites that lures tourists to visit it.

The city of Mandu was founded by Raja Bhoj in the early 10th century. In the medieval era, the city gained importance as a seat of administration during the reign of the Muslims in Delhi. Mandu was elected as the capital city by Hoshang Shah. However, the popularity drained as the Marathas shifted their capital to Dhar.

The monumental and the historical structures of the city of Mandu are divided into three section. The Royal Enclave comprises of a host of Mahal or palaces Jahaz Mahal, Hindola Mahal, Taveli Mahal and the Champa Baoli. The palaces are representative of the Muslim architectural style.

The Village Group comprises of the religious shrines established in them medieval period. The tourists may visit the Jama Masjid, Jain Temple, Hoshang's Tomb and Ashrafi Mahal.

The Rewa Kund Group comprises of the palaces constructed by Baz Bahadur by the waters of the Kund. The palatial building was constructed in the year 1509 and blends the architectural style of the Mughals and the Rajasthanis.

The city of Mandu is located at a distance of 99 kilometers from the city of Indore. The city is well connected by roads and railways to Indore. Indore to Mandu is one of the popular excursions from Indore undertaken by the tourists in the region.

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Last Updated on 29th Nov 2012