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Once referred to as the `city of joy’ now as a `lost world’, the fortress city of Mandu narrates many stories of romance and battles.
Built on the south-western edge of the Malwa plateau overlooking the Narmada valley, Mandu is spread out over 22 sq km. The fort encloses a number of palaces, mosques and other buildings within a wall nearly 45km long and featuring 12 gates.
Mandu was founded as a fortress retreat in the 10th century by Raja Bhoj. It was subsequently captured by Afghan rulers who turned it into royal capital before Mandu entered a period of decline. Its architectural grandeur is evident in its swaying palace, pavilions and ship-like harem. Add to these the tragic love story of a ruler and his lover and you’re served with romance in st + more about Mandu