Mandu is a tourist spot located in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. It is about 90 km from Indore. Mandu is located at a height of 2000 feet in the hills of Vindhya. It was originally the capital of the Parmar kings of Malwa. In the thirteenth century, the Sultans of Malwa named it Shadiyabad, meaning “City of happiness”. In fact this name makes this place meaningful. Mandu has 12 doors to enter. The main road is called the Delhi door. The other doors are called Rumple Doorja, Jahangir Darwaza and Tarapur Darwaza. 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. Mandu is mostly preferred by travellers. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Mandu is, however, mostly preferred. The best season or months to visit places in Mandu are February, July, August, September, December. There are 30 tourist places in Mandu, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Mandu can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Mandu for 2 days to 3 days.
Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Mandu, which are great places to visit, are Bagh Caves, Shri Mandavgarh Teerth, Rupmati Pavilion, Jahaz Mahal, Rani Roopmati Palace. Mandu can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter..