Sunset Through the Ruins

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 ….

Sunset Through an Ancient Gateway

Sunset Through an Ancient Gateway

Rural Solitude

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 ….

Rural Mandu

Rural Mandu

Waking Up in Another State

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 …..

A Sliver Sunrise in Mandu

A Sliver Sunrise in Mandu