Places To Visit In Mandu

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Here are the top 11 tourist attractions to see in Mandu:

1. Jahaz Mahal

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1 km
from city center
1 out of 11
places to visit in Mandu

Also known as the Ship Mahal, thanks to its structure created by Sultan Ghiyas-ud-din Khilji which is built on a narrow strip of land between Munja and Kapur Tanks, with a small upper storey making the Mahal look like a ship's bridge.

2. Rani Rupmati's Pavilion

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4 km
from city center
2 out of 11
places to visit in Mandu

If history is to be believed, this building was erected because Rani Rupmati, a very beautiful Hindu singer had supposedly caught the interest of Baz Bahadur.

3. Baz Bahadur's Palace

Must visit 3.5 /5

4 km
from city center
3 out of 11
places to visit in Mandu

Legend has it that this splendid architectural wonder was constructed for the last independent leader of Mandu, Baz Bahadur much before he came into power in the year 1509.

4. Jami Masjid

Must visit 3.5 /5

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from city center
4 out of 11
places to visit in Mandu

This giant red-stone mosque is visible even from a few kilometers away, thanks to the dominating architectural techniques used by Hoshang Shah who has sought encouragement to build this monument from the 'Omayyed Mosque' in Damascus, Syria.

5. Hindola Mahal

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1 km
from city center
5 out of 11
places to visit in Mandu

The Hindola Mahal, also known as the Swing Palace because the inclined ramparts are supposed to create the impression that they are swinging. This place was majorly used by Mughals as a place of leisure.

6. Champa Baoli and Hammam

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1 km
from city center
6 out of 11
places to visit in Mandu

An extensively constructed step well that was very much inspired from the styles of the Turkish bath, this place was named Champa Baoli because the aroma of the waters was believed to resemble that of the Champa flower.

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7. Ashrafi Mahal

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Initially built with the idea of promoting education, this edifice was a school before its builder Mahmud Shah Khilji decided to extend it and make it his very own empire.

8. Jain Temple

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3 km
from city center
8 out of 11
places to visit in Mandu

Amidst ancient architectural marvels inspired by Islamic methods, stands this one building totally different from all of them, the Jain Temple. It is a modern day architectural structure boasting of silver, gold and marble statues of Jain Tirthankaras.

9. Taveli Mahal

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1 km
from city center
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places to visit in Mandu

This monument was constructed to be used as a haven for the Mughal emperors during their regime. It is located to the south of the Jahaz Mahal and is now a gallery of Archaeological Survey of India and houses various archaeological findings.

10. Shopping in Mandu

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10 km
from city center
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Home decor, gift items, wall pieces and showpieces can be purchased from Mandu. Colorful textiles and fabrics are an essential buy because one just cannot miss that while leaving from Madhya Pradesh.

11. Hoshang's Tomb

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Largely regarded as the oldest marble edifice in India, this architectural phenomenon has been said to have influenced Shah Jahan by leaps and bounds.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Mandu?

Day 1: Reach Mandu and check in to your hotel. Start the day by visiting Jami Masjid. Head towards the tomb of Hoshang. End the day by visiting Ashrafi Mahal.
Day 2: Get ready to explore the infamous Jahaz Mahal and explore the history of Mandu. Then go to Hindola Mahal. Finally, head towards Champa Baoli and wrap the day.
Day 3: Go to the grand Rani Rupmati's Pavillion which is 4 km away from Mandu. Visit the beautiful Baz Bahadur Palace which is also 4 km away.

How can I commute within Mandu?

Given the fact that Mandu is quite a huge city apart from the truth that it is also one of the most important ones in Madhya Pradesh with a lot of sightseeing options, there are a lot of choices in terms of intra city commuting. The auto rickshaws ply at dirt cheap rates, with the buses covering almost all the parts of the city. The roads are very smooth and your ride through the city would turn out to be very comfortable only if you aren't travelling in the monsoon.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Mandu?

The top sightseeing places in Mandu are Jahaz Mahal, Rani Rupmati's Pavilion, Baz Bahadur's Palace, Jami Masjid, Hindola Mahal, Champa Baoli and Hammam.
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