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“ What words of mine can describe
the beauty of the grass and of the
wild flowers? They clothe each hill
and dale, each slope and plain. I
know of no place so pleasant in
climate and so pretty in scenery as
Mandu in the rainy season. “
Shaadiabad – literally the city of joy – was the name given to this opulent human settlement where new heights were reached in spheres of architecture, art and culture. If the architects of Shaadiabad gave us the first edifice of white marble in the Indian Sub-continent, the painters of Ghiyath Shah left us with the exquisitely crafted Nimatnama – probably the first illustrated cook book in the world.
- Exhaustive First-ever coverage of 61 Monuments including all 14 gates.
- Around 200 high resolution real site photographs and sketches including 8 from archival collections.
- Comprehensive details of all monuments with architectural drawings for major ones.
- Updated and expanded Map of Mandu for facilitating your itinerary.
- Indispensable section on practicalities with contact details of local guides.
Get beautiful set of 10 Postcards with this book (FREE) showing 3 reconstruction drawing of Jami Masjid | Jal Mahal | Ashrafi Mahal & photographs (till stock lasts)
- Budhi Mandu
- Dhar &
- Bagh caves
” In the ruins of Mandu, the walls of bricks and bodies have fallen, but
the love of Baz Bahadur and Roopmati has survived. I find it a fascinating
haunt. While driving from Bombay to northern India, Mandu was always my
favourite place to halt for the night. Though Mandu has fallen prey to noisy touristy
attractions in recent times, the ruins still haunt me as a lovers’ rendezvous.
When I was writing this song (Naam gum jayega), the location was very much
alive in my mind. Later I picturized it there. ”