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This article is about the city in India. For the dumpling, see Mandu (dumpling).
Mandu, or Mandogarh, is a ruined city in the Dhar district in the Malwa region of western Madhya Pradesh state, Central India. Mandu was the capital of the fifteenth-century Muslim kingdom of Malwa. This fortress town on a rocky outcrop 100 km from Indore is celebrated for its fine architecture. Mandu is celebration in stone of life and joy, of the poet-prince Baz Bahadur for Rani Rupmati Pavilion at Manduhis beautiful consort, Rani Roopmati.

The Mandu city is situated at an elevation of 2079 ft. and extends for 8 miles along the crest of the Vindhya Range, overlooking the plateau of Malwa to the north, and the valley of the Narmada River to the south. Mandu with its natural defences was originally the fort-capital of Parmara rulers of Malwa. Towards the end of the 13th century, it came under the sway of the Sultans of Malwa, the first of whom renamed it as Shadiabad- the city of Joy.It was founded by Dilawar Khan, who was governor of Malwa province under the Delhi Sultanate, and in 1401 declared himself Sultan of Malwa.

I asked my wife and my friends kid to walk along the corridor of this famous fort. This gives the balance for the picture . The carves pillers are very beautiful and makes an interesting composition.
Auto expo; F-11. with my Nikor -28-105mm. Natural light. Hand held. Fuji chrome provia- 100asa,

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