Mandu, the ancient fort city in Madhya Pradesh, is an architectural masterpiece owing to its structures reflecting the Afghani craftsmanship. Perched atop the Vindhya Ranges, the town is situated at an altitude of 2079 feet, making the place a pleasant house for visitors.
Location: Mandu, in Dhar district, is located in the heart of Madhya Pradesh and is a town stretching on a belt of 13 km on the mountain range, cradled between the Malwa Plateau and Narmada River.
Distance from Gwalior: The road distance from Gwalior is 599 km.
How to reach: Mandu, being one of the 7 best hill stations near Gwalior, is easily accessible by road as frequent buses and taxis run from major cities like Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Gwalior, and Raipur. Indore Railway Station, located at a distance of 98 km, is the nearest railway station whereas Indore Airport, located at a distance of 110 km, is the nearest airport.
Best time to visit: June-September
Must visit attractions: Popular tourist places in Mandu include Baz Bahadur Palace, Jahaz Mahal, Hindola Temple, Rani Roopmati Pavilion, Jama Masjid and Hoshang Shah Tomb.