Friday, June 01, 2012

Mandu, Madhya Pradesh

And Mandu was stunning. This romantic landscape is stewn with monuments built by the Khilji's. The Jama masjid built in the style of the mosque of Damascus. Hoshang Shah's tomb....the first marble monument in India, where the architects of the Taj Mahal came to get inspired, mahals and harems in the midst of lakes, hamams and gateways all add intrigue to this landscape. There are 500 year old Baobabs which came from Africa and were planted by the Khilji's.