About Destination

Mandu is home to India’s finest examples of Afghan architecture, clinging to the edges of a ravine-riddled 20-sq-km plateau overlooking the hazy plains. With-in this well-defended plateau is wealth of palaces, pleasure pavilions, mansions, tombs and mosques. The hill range is endowed with a very attractive natural scenery, which is at its best during the rainy season, when on all sides, it is clothed in green with a number of brooks and torrents, rushing down into the ravine winding about its sides below. The beauty of which is further enhanced by about a dozen lakes and ponds interspersed on its top. Emperor Jehangir who journeyed all the way from Delhi to spend time here wrote “I Know of no place so pleasant in climate and as pretty in scenery as Mandu during the rains.” It was called by the Muslim rulers as Shadiabad, “The City of Joy”.

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How To Reach Destination

By Air

Nearest Airport to Mandu is:

Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport, Indore.

By Road

Nearest Bus stand to Mandu is:

Dhar Bus Stand.

By Rail

Nearest Railway station to Mandu is:

Dhar Railway Station.

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