July 13, 2024

Mandu in the monsoon

I was 15 when I first saw this song from Kinara and was fascinated by the place. Mandu. And it has been on my wish list for many many years now. Thinking back, I am surprised that at a time when the travel bug had not bitten (or I was not even aware of the existence of the travel bug!), a scene from a movie made me want to go. This song seems to have been shot outside the monsoon season, considered the best time to visit Mandu.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hE2NUPewB8&w=560&h=315]

Finally, this year, I made it to Mandu. Unluckily, there have not been enough rains this year and the area was browner and drier than it should have been. When it rains, it is said, the palace feels like a boat rocking gently on the water (therefore the name, Jahaz Mahal). And it gets fully reflected in the water behind it. But rain or no rain, Mandu is a beautiful place, home to Baz Bahadur and Roopmati’s love story. Here, a few images from the lovely palace.

Watch this space for more…

8 thoughts on “Mandu in the monsoon

  1. Just left India and am sitting in Sri Lanka.. Spent 3 days wandering around Mandu. Was one of those Indian moments where you stood all alone and appreciated the history in front of you. Monsoon or no monsoon (should have been but its been a dry year!) it still is a must see place 😉

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