Best Things To Do in Mandu, India

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  • Jahaz Mahal: This 120 mt long "ship palace" built between the two artificial lakes, Munj Talao and Kapur Talao is an elegant two storied palace.
  • Hindola Mahal: It derives its name of "swinging palace" from its sloping sidewalls. Superb and innovative techniques are also evident in its ornamental facade, delicate trellis work in sand-stone and beautifully moulded columns.
  • Hoshang Shah's Tomb: India's first marble edifice, it is one of the most refined examples of Afghan architecture. Its unique features are the magnificently proportioned dome, marble lattice work of remarkable delicacy and porticoed courts and towers to mark the four corners of the rectangle. Shah Jehan sent four of his great architects to study the design of and draw inspiration from the Tomb. Among them was Ustad Hamid, who was also associated with the construction of Taj Mahal.

Below we have a list of things to do in Mandu and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Mandu getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Mandu with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Mandu

Here is the list of things to do in Mandu and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Jahaz Mahal

    3.8 (232 Votes)
    Jahaz Mahal

    Garden, Historical Site, Monument, Palace

    The Jahaz Mahal is said to have been constructed during the reign of Muhammad Shah I Khilji. During the transfer of Malwa from Dhar to Mandu many artisans were also transferred and brought here to build forts, palaces, tombs, museums, etc. these artisans who came from Delhi were experts in the Tughlaqid style of architecture depicted through the simplicity in planning and design. The Jahaz Maha...Read more
  2. Rani Roopmati Pavilion

    4.4 (205 Votes)
    Rani Roopmati Pavilion

    Historical Site, Monument, Palace, Architecture

    The Rani Roopmati’s Pavilion is a part of the Hill Fort complex of Mandu. This place is an example of the rare most ancient rock cut architecture that dates back to the 5th and 6th centuries. These are just a few kilometers away from the headquarters of Dhar. These are a part of the 60 ancient cave cut monuments of that era. The oldest structures are namely Lohani Cave and the Sat Kothari...Read more
  3. Hindola Mahal

    Monument, Palace, Architecture

    The Hindola Mahal in literal English means the swinging palace. It is located in the ruin city of Mandu in Madhya Pradesh and is a part of the palace complex of Mandu. It was built during the reign of Hoshang Shah according to some sources but on the other hand some say that it dates back to the reign of Ghiyas-ud-din. It was used then as a durbar hall to host royal audiences. The companions of...Read more
  4. Jami Masjid

    4.3 (222 Votes)
    Jami Masjid

    Mosque, Religious Site, Architecture

    This Jama Masjid or the Friday Mosque is another version of that in Delhi. The construction of this dates back to the reign of Hoshang Shah. The mosque is made on a vast area and has a gorgeous domed entrance. The other two subsidiary entrances are to the northern side of the mosques. Out of these one was meant for the priests or maulvis and the other one a private entrance for the women who we...Read more
  5. Hoshang Shah's Tomb

    4.2 (225 Votes)
    Hoshang Shah's Tomb

    Religious Site, Architecture , Tomb

    The Hoshang Shah’s Tomb is a part of the Hill Fort complex of Mandu. This place is an example of the rarest ancient rock cut architecture that dates back to the 5th and 6th centuries. These are just a few kilometers away from the headquarters of Dhar. These are a part of the 60 ancient caves cut monuments of that era. The oldest structures are namely Lohani Cave and the Sat Kothari Caves....Read more
  6. Baz Bahadur's Palace

    Cave, Monument, Palace, Architecture

    The Baz Bahadur’s palace is a part of the Hill Fort complex of Mandu. This place is an example of the rare most ancient rock cut architecture that dates back to the 5th and 6th centuries. These are just a few kilometers away from the headquarters of Dhar. These are a part of the 60 ancient caves cut monuments of that era. The oldest structures are namely Lohani Cave and the Sat Kothari Ca...Read more
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  8. Hoshang Shahs Tomb
    India's first marble edifice, it is one of the most refined examples of Afghan architecture. Its unique features are the magnificently proportioned dome, marble lattice work of remarkable delicacy and porticoed courts and towers to mark the four corners of the rectangle. Shah Jehan sent four of his great architects to study the design of and draw inspiration from the Tomb. Among them was Ustad ...Read more
  9. Rewa Kund

    4.3 (53 Votes)
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    • Mandu lies at 94.3 kilometers via NH52 and 87.1 kilometers via the NH47, by road from Indore.

       

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