The Mandu Festival
Mandu if a forgotten gem of Madhya Pradesh. But thanks to the increasing domestic tourism, Mandu Festival has been able to regain its lost glory and charm. This new year, let us do something different than the usual bar hopping. Time for some Hot Air Balloons, Fascinating History, Good Food, Adventures, Live Music and Sightseeing.
Where is it?
Mandu is an ancient town which is just 2 hours drive from Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
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What is it famous for?
Now it is best known for a fort built by the emperor Baaz Bahadur in the memory of his wife Raani Roopmati. Mandu was the capital of the Muslim state in the north of India but was later abandoned. Now the city has large number of ruins. Some of the prominent sites are:
Darwazas: Mandu has 12 darwazas (doors) including Dilli Gate, Tarapur Gate and Haathi Darwaza. Being one of the most fortified cities, one had to cross 12 big darwazas to enter the fort.
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Jahaz Mahal, Rani Roopmati Pavilion, Baaz Bahadur Palace, Rewa Kund
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Interesting Fact: Do you know what gave inspiration of Taj Mahal to Shah Jahan? - Hoshang Shah's Tomb
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What is the Mandu Festival?
Apart from the monumental beauties and stories, Mandu now has a great frestival to offer you, during the New Year week. It is no ordinary festival but one with many things to experience.
Mandu Festival typically starts from December last week until 1st January. Every day has its own itinerary defined by the organizers.
Start your day with Hot Air Ballooning and enjoy the beautiful view from the top. I am sure you will be mesmerized.
Follow up with a cycle tour of the town along with a Story teller
How about some Yoga now?
Let's have some delicious food now
Hop on Hop off for an amazing bus trail
A Heritage Walking Tour
Display of Authentic MP crafts
The Musical Night!
If the words are giving you the Mandu Travel Goals, then pictures will book your tickets!
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