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Mandu
Mandu MapFamed for its exquisite examples of Afghan architecture, the mountain village of Mandu is located among the Vindhya Ranges in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Surrounded by forests overlooking a hazy plain, Mandu has over 40 historic monuments with a site of ruins measuring ten kilometres long & 15 kilometres wide.

Mandu Facts:

• Area 20 sq. km
• Population 5,000
• Altitude 634 m above sea level
• Languages Hindi and English
• Best time to visit July to September
• STD code 07292

Tourist Attractions in Mandu:

Mandu has over 40 monuments to visit which are divided in to broad groups: the Central Village Group, the Royal Enclave Group, and the Rewa Kund Group. All day can basically be spent admiring the beauty of the Champa Baoli, and the immense 15th-century Jami Masjid, of the finest example of Afghan architecture in India. Then there's Jahaz Mahal (ship palace), where architectural illusion is done by surrounding lakes; the Hindola Mahal, or swing palace; the romantic Baz Bahadur’s Palace and Roopmati’s Pavilion; and Hoshang Shah’s Tomb, the tomb of the founder of Ghuri Dynasty.
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