Mandu is one of the historical and most famous place in India, and is also known as shadibad which means the city of joy. Mandu is always remembered for a very romantic love story between its last King Baz Bahadur and his love Rani Rupmati – a lovely Rajput peasant girl. King Baz Bahadur fell in love with Rupmati as he heard her singing in a forest and brought her to his palace. The lovely sculptures of this place still look so nice and refreshing and everyone that looks at that just says-”wow!What a Beauty”. Mandu was originally the defense capital of the Parmar Rulers of Malwa. Its name is very appropriate because the beautiful sights of this place gives a feeling of joy, love and affection. It is An ancient town of the medieval age, set against the backdrop of the Vindhyas. This fortified place on a rocky outcrop is celebrated for its fine architecture.
Mandu, or Mandavgarh, is desolate city in the Dhar district in the Malwa region of western Madhya Pradesh state, central India. The distance between Dhar & Mandu is about 35 km. During 11th century, Mandu was the sub division of the Tarangagadh or Taranga kingdom. The small hilltop fort of Mandu, encircled by the majestic Vindhya mountainous ranges of Madhya Pradesh, tells a story of many historical legends. Elevated at a height of 2000 ft, the interesting place seems like a scene straight out of a fairy tale, especially with its pastel colored monuments studded in the emerald green landscape. It is a place that celebrates the various aspects of joy, love and beauty, this sleepy town still strikes with a regal charm of the past.