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.
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.
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.
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.