Tourist Attractions in Mandu
Jahaz Mahal (Ship Palace):
It features a ship-like structure that was the creation of Sultan Ghiyas-ud-din Khilji. The
palace was his harem where 15,000 maidens used to live. There are two lakes on the
eastern and western sides of the palace to create the illusion of a ship.
It is an ancient monument that was used as a guardhouse and a stable during the
Mughal rule. At present, it is a gallery of Archaeological Survey of India displaying
diverse archaeological findings.
Hindola Mahal (Swing Palace):
The palace served as a place of delights for the Mughals, who used to organize their
evening parties here during monsoon season.
This is a huge edifice and one of the finest achievements of the Ghauri dynasty. Built
using red sandstone, the monument is a must visit attraction of the town.
Tomb of Hoshang Shah:
It is supposed to be the oldest marble building of India and a beautiful monument to
It is a contemporary temple complex that enshrines images of various Jain 'Tirthankars'.
The temple is magnificently decorated with marble, silver and golden statues of the Jain
Best Time to Visit Mandu
Get information about the weather and climate of Mandu before booking Mandu
holiday packages. Mandu enjoys extreme weather. Summer lasts from April to June
with maximum temperature of 40°C. Winters starts from November and continues till
February with temperature between 22°C & 7°C. The beauty of Mandu is enhanced in
monsoon that lasts from July to September. The average annual rainfall is recorded at
1050 mm but the whole atmosphere of the town becomes really amazing. Monsoon is
the best time for Mandu travel.
Excursions to Mandu
There are a number of tourist places close to Mandu that can be visited during your
Mandu trip. Those places are Bagh Caves, Omkareshwar and Maheshwar.
How to Reach Mandu
If you have booked Mandu tour packages and worried about how to reach there then
don't be. The place is well-connected with other destinations of India.
The nearest airport to Mandu is in Indore that is located at a distance of 99 km. Indore
Airport is well-connected to many important cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and
Bhopal through a number of national airlines. On arrival at the airport, you can take a
The nearest railhead is at Ratlam, 125 km from Mandu. Various train ply between
Ratlam and other destinations of India.
Motorable roads connect to Mandu with other places in Madhya Pradesh. Buses for
Indore, Dhar, Ratlam, Ujjain and Bhopal can be taken from Mandu.