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Sagar Talao Group, Mandu, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

January 27, 2017 3 comments

Sagar Talao Group, Mandu, MP

Malik Mughith’s Mosque, Caravan Sarai, Dai ka Mahal, Dai ki Chhoti  Bahen ka Mahal and Unknown Tomb

Also see: Familiarization (FAM) Tour of Madhya Pradesh (MP)

Sagar Talao, the largest lake in the Citadel of Mandu is located on the southern part of Mandu. Along the eastern banks of the lake are several monuments, which are clubbed together as the Sagar Talao Group.


A panoramic view of the Malik Mughith’s Mosque, Sagar Talao Group, Mandu, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

North of the Sagar Talao Group is the Darya Khan Group and further south is the Rewa Kund Group (see: map).

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Darya Khan Group, Mandu, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

September 4, 2016 Leave a comment

Darya Khan Group, Mandu, MP

Darya Khan’s Tomb Complex, Hati Mahal and Roja Ki Makbar

Also see: Familiarization (FAM) Tour of Madhya Pradesh (MP)

The Darya Khan Group of Monuments is a small group of scattered monuments and tombs located south of the Central Group and north of the Sagar Talao Group in the Citadel of Mandu.

Darya Khan's Tomb Complex

Darya Khan’s Tomb Complex

The Darya Khan Group is located near the Malwa Resort of MPTDC (Tel: (07292) 263235, Email: and is best explored on foot in the early morning (see: map).

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Mandu, a ruined citadel in the heart of Incredible India

May 18, 2016 19 comments


A ruined citadel in the heart of Incredible India

Also see: Familiarization (FAM) Tour of Madhya Pradesh (MP)

The citadel of Mandu is perched on upon a rocky outspur of the Vindhya Range, at an altitude of 634 m. It is separated from the main Malawa Plateau by a deep ravine Kakra Khoh, which runs on the eastern, northern and southern sides of the Mandu hill. To southern slopes of the Mandu hill has a 305 m incline and merges to the Nimar plain, which is fed by the mighty Narmada River.

Mandu Tourist Map (Click to enlarge)

Mandu Tourist Map (Click to enlarge)

Thus Mandu, with its natural fortification and amazing beauty have been the favorite citadel of many a ruler for over a period spanning over a thousand year.

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Jal Mahotsav, Hanuwantiya, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

February 24, 2016 34 comments

Jal Mahotsav, Hanuwantiya, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

A Paradise for Adventure Lovers

Also see: Familiarization (FAM) Tour of Madhya Pradesh (MP)

The third edition of Jal Mahotsav is scheduled on 15 Oct. 2017 – 02 Jan 2018

For booking contact: M.P STATE TOURISM DEV. CORPN.LTD.“CHITRAKOOT”, ROOM  67, 6TH FLOOR, 230-A, A.J.C.BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA 700020TEL:033-2287-5855/2283-3526

Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) in order to boost tourism in Madhya Pradesh (MP) organized the first ever water festival in the country Jal Maotsav.

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Jal Mahotsav, Hanuwantiya, Khandwa District, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

The 10 day long Jal Mahotsav (जलमहोत्सव) began on 11 Feb. 2016 and was held at Hanuwantiya or Hanumantiya (हनुमंतिया), in Khandwa district. Hanuwantiya is a small village on the banks of Indira Sagar of one the largest lakes created by damming the Narmada River.

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Forgotten Milestone, Piparia, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

July 29, 2015 19 comments

Forgotten Milestone

Piparia, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

A milestone is a series off numbered markers placed along the road at intervals of one mile. the miles of the milestones in India have long been replaced by kilometers.

The concept of milestones, or distance markers, was probably introduced by Sher Shah in the 16th century. He built distance markers, which were known as Kos Minars, along the Grand Trunk Road (GT Road).

Sher Shah’s Kos Minar recorded the distance in Kos, which was roughly equal to 2 miles or 3.2 kilometers.

Milestone, Piparia, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

Milestone, Piparia, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

Later the British introduced the concept of milestone, where distances were recorded in miles. After the Britishers left Indians adopted kilometer as the distance unit, but the name milestone remained.

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