City existing since 6th century BC
Shelters the monument that
inspired the Taj Mahal
Houses India’s biggest fort –
the Mandu fort
Witness to the legendary romance of
Rani Roopmati and Baz Bahadur
Home to numerous ancient
Afghan architectural marvels
Beauty & Purpose
Floating over it's own reflection, the Jahaz Mahal in Mandu looks like a ship that’s about to sail. However, for centuries this ship made of stone and mortar never did. Instead, it stood floating over the twin lakes, bearing a silent witness to Mandu's long, rich and varied history.
The city of Mandu is adorned with spell-binding Afghan architecture surrounded by baobab trees, native to Africa. The grand palaces are still alive with royal romance while the gateways (darwazas) speak of a history of imperial conquests. A walk through Mandu will leave you awe-struck, the way you used to be listening to stories from grandparents.
Where incredible facts, legends and stories come to life
Beauty with purpose
The anonymous Afghan architect who built the Jahaz Mahal combined conservation of water and systems of rain water harvesting with the beauty and delicacy of Islamic architecture to create a thing of beauty and purpose.read
Sultan and the maiden
Sultan Baz Bahadur, the last independent ruler of Mandu, was a lover of music and arts. The Sultan fell madly in love with Roopmati, the Hindu singer of Malwa. The rest, as they say, is the stuff of tragic romances.read
Malwa Resort (MPSTDC) offers charming hospitality amidst nature and beautiful views of the lake and the lush greenery. It is located at Dhar, within a short distance from historical landmarks like the Hindola Mahal and Hoshang Shah's tomb.
Guests can also explore other historical sites like Baz Bahadur's Palace, Dilawar Khan's Mosque and the Rani Roopmati Palace.
|Rooms, suites & cottages||INR 3290 onwards|
|Indore Airport: 97 km||(07292) 263235|
|Indore Station: 131 firstname.lastname@example.org|
Malwa Retreat (MPSTDC) offers a relaxing getaway with lush green lawns and trees that make for a pleasant view. The prompt service offered by the courteous staff, comfortable rooms and a blend of basic as well as business amenities ensure a rejuvenating stay.
Located near Sadabarare, the Retreat is close to Mandu’s many historical monuments like Hohang Shah’s tomb and Hindola Mahal.
|Rooms & cottages||INR 1590 onwards|
|Indore Airport: 94 km||(07292) 263221|
|Indore Station: 128 email@example.com|
How to get here?
Reaching by Air
Mandu is situated in the Dhar district, which is just 98 kms from the nearest airport, Indore. Pre-paid taxis are available from the airport. The city is also well connected with major cities like Jabalpur, Gwalior, Bhopal, Hyderabad and Raipur.
Reaching by Rail
The nearest railhead is at Ratlam, 124 km from Mandu. Ratlam station is an important junction on the Delhi-Mumbai rail route. It is situated 653 km from Mumbai Central, 731 km from Delhi, 176 km from Indore BG. Tourists can get down at the Ratlam station and avail bus/ taxi to reach the place.
Reaching by Road
Mandu is well connected by road to major cities in India. Indore, Dhar, Maheshwar and other towns and cities have frequent buses to Mandu.