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Heritage Havens: Mandu & Maheshwar Marvels

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8 hrs


Up to 5 days

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10 people




Explore the historical treasures of Central India on the “Heritage Havens: Mandu & Maheshwar Marvels” tour. Departing from Indore, this full-day excursion takes you to Mandu, an ancient fort city adorned with Afghan architecture, and Maheshwar, known for its rich heritage and strategic fortifications. Discover the beauty of Hoshang Shah’s Tomb, the grandeur of Jahaz Mahal, and the romantic tales of Rani Roopmati’s Pavilion in Mandu. Then, delve into Maheshwar’s historical wonders, including Rajwada (Maheshwar Fort) and Ahilyabai’s Palace. This immersive journey is a blend of history, culture, and architectural splendor, leaving you with enduring memories of Mandu and Maheshwar’s marvels.

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  • Explore Hoshang Shah's Tomb, an exquisite marble mausoleum with Afghan architecture that inspired the Taj Mahal's design.
  • Visit Jahaz Mahal, the "Ship Palace" floating between twin lakes, and uncover its historical significance.
  • Enjoy panoramic views from Rani Roopmati's Pavilion, known for its romantic tales and stunning vistas.
  • Discover Mandu's history at Baz Bahadur's Palace and Jami Masjid, an expansive mosque with impressive courtyards.
  • Explore Maheshwar's Rajwada (Maheshwar Fort), Ahilyabai's Palace, and Rajrajeshwar Temple, showcasing rich heritage and architecture.

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 240
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 443
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 683
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 879
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 1084
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 1324
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 1564

What you will do

Morning: Departure from Indore

7:00 AM: Your day begins with a prompt pick-up from your hotel in Indore by your private guide and driver.

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Enjoy a comfortable drive through scenic countryside as you head towards Mandu. Your knowledgeable guide may provide insights into the region's history, culture, and significance along the way.

Mid-Morning: Arrival in Mandu

9:30 AM: Arrive in Mandu, the ancient fort city surrounded by stone walls and dotted with darwazas (gateways).
Sightseeing in Mandu:

Hoshang Shah's Tomb: Explore the stunning Hoshang Shah's Tomb, a domed marble mausoleum known for its exquisite Afghan architecture. This tomb is believed to have inspired the construction of the Taj Mahal.

Jami Masjid: Visit the vast Jami Masjid mosque, featuring impressive courtyards framed by colonnades. Admire the beautiful architecture that speaks of Mandu's rich history.

Jahaz Mahal: Witness the magnificent Jahaz Mahal, which appears as if it's floating over the twin lakes. Learn about its historical significance and the stories it holds.

Rani Roopmati's Pavilion: Visit Rani Roopmati's Pavilion, a picturesque structure that offers breathtaking views of the Narmada River and the surrounding landscapes. This pavilion is known for its romantic tales.

Baz Bahadur's Palace: Explore Baz Bahadur's Palace, an ancient royal residence with a rich history. Learn about the royal romance and culture of the time.

Lunch Break:

2:00 PM: Break for lunch at a local restaurant in Mandu (lunch cost not included).
Exploration in Maheshwar:

3:00 PM: Depart from Mandu and head towards Maheshwar, an approximately 1-hour drive.

4:00 PM: Arrive in Maheshwar, known for its ancient Indian material construction, war tactics, and defense policy.

Sightseeing in Maheshwar:

Rajwada (Maheshwar Fort): Visit the Rajwada, also known as Maheshwar Fort, which is an architectural marvel with a rich history.

Ahilyabai's Palace: Explore Ahilyabai's place of worship, known for its golden jhula (swing) and historical significance.

Rajrajeshwar Temple: Visit the Rajrajeshwar Temple, an ancient Hindu temple with intricate designs and spiritual importance.

Return Journey:

6:00 PM: Bid farewell to Mandu and Maheshwar as you embark on your return journey to Indore. Reflect on the rich history and cultural treasures you encountered during the day.
Evening Return:

7:00 PM: Arrive back in Indore, where your memorable day trip concludes. Your guide will drop you off at your hotel, leaving you with cherished memories of your Mandu and Maheshwar exploration.


  • Transport by private AC deluxe car
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
  • Services of a knowledgeable, government-licensed English-speaking tour guide.
  • Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water within the vehicle.
  • All taxes
  • Any meals.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Gratuities (optional).



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