Mandu is the ultimate tribute of love, life, and joy of two beautiful people - Baz Bahadur and Rani Roopomati, immortalized by the marvelous structures, monuments, and palaces made up of stone. You can still listen to their euphoric romance from the balladeers of Malwa.
The first thing that will really amaze you is the series of exquisite palaces and monuments built by the rulers of Malwa. Some of the most renowned ones include Hindola Mahal and Jahaz Mahal, Hoshang Shah's tomb, and Jami Masjid (Damascus's great mosque was the inspiration behind its architecture). In fact, these are the structures that inspired Shahjahan to build one of the Seven Wonders of the World - Taj Mahal, centuries later.
You should not miss the 12 gateways, present on the parapets of the wall. The most renowned of them all is the Delhi Darwaza. Other main gateways are Tarapur Gate, Jehangir Gate, and Rampol Darwaza. While visiting Mandu, the historic place, you should also have a look at the architectural brilliance such as Baz Bahadur's Palace and Rewa Kund. The latter is actually a water reservoir, built by Baz Bahadur for his paramour Roopmati, to ensure adequate availability of water in her palace.
Roopmati's Pavilion is one of the greatest buildings of this place. Rani Roopmati used to stay in the two pavilions, from where she could watch her lover's palace while the lonely Narmada River flows far below through the Nimar plains.
In Mandu, you can visit many grand monuments and some of the most important ones are Nilkanth Mahal, Hathi Mahal, Jali Mahal, Malik Mughis Mosque, Dai ka Mahal, Darya Khan's Tomb, and Dai ki Chhotti Behan Ka Mahal. Other must-visit places include Lohani Caves, Temple Ruins, and 'Delphic Oracle'.