People gather at dusk in a gazebo on a Mandu hilltop to view the sunset over the hills
A tree is silhouetted by the warm light of the sunset in Mandu ….
Mandu (Madhya Pradesh, India), due to its strategic position and natural defenses, was an important place with a rich and varied history. It was an important military outpost and its military past can be gauged by the circuit of the battlement wall, which is nearly 37 km (23 mi) and is punctuated by 12 gateways. The wall enclosed a large number of palaces, mosques, Jain temples of 14th century and other buildings.
Here is a view of the sunset through one of the gateways of the wall ….
Fishermen casting their nets early in the morning on a lake in Mandu …
Sunrise early in the morning creates a golden glow in the sky and lake in Mandu, Madhya Pradesh, India
Only one half of the sun is visible as it rises behind the mountain in Mandu, Madhya Pradesh
A couple of birds fly by oblivious to a sunrise in Mandu, Madhya Pradesh, India
Mandu, Madhya Pradesh is a historic city with a large number of historic monuments. It is a celebration in stone of life and joy called ‘the city of joy’ by the Muslim rulers, Between 1401 and 1561 it was the capital of a Muslim state in the north of India.
Though tourists flock to the historical monuments, one can find solitude in the rural areas of Mandu ….
A golden morning at a lake in Mandu, Madhya Pradesh
A sliver of the sun appears from behind the hills at sunrise in Mandu, Madhya Pradesh
After leaving Kerala, traveled to Madhya Pradesh. The State of Madhya Pradesh is centrally located and is often called as the “Heart of India.” The State is home to a rich cultural heritage and has practically everything; innumerable monuments, large plateau, spectacular mountain ranges, meandering rivers and miles and miles of dense forests offering a unique and exciting panorama of wildlife in sylvan surroundings.
Early morning in Mandu …..
Another example of traditional Indian architecture that allows numerous opportunities of framing scenes