Mandu is located on a beautiful gree plateau, and it reflects the finest architectural works of Afghani style in India. This 20 sq km area is full of palaces, tombs, monuments and many religious places. There is also a lake nearby which attracts a number people here. The whole area is beautifully created and litters magically. The location is quite wonderful and therefore many tourists and backpackers visit here on regular basis.
Raja Bhoj, the founder of Bhojpur, founded Mandu in the 10th century. Later in 1304, Muslim rulers from Delhi attacked and conquered the place. In 1401, an Aghan Dilawar Khan set up his kingdom in Mandu, then began the real era of this place. His son Hoshang Shah shifted the capital from Dhar to Mandu and made what it looks today. In 1526, Bahadur Shah attacked Mandu that was later won by Mughal Humayun who further lost it to Mallu Khan from Khalji dynasty. After Akbar made Mandu a part of the Mughal Empire, it remained reasonably free until Marathas attacked in 1732. The capital of Malwa was again changed to Dhar and thus the town lost its charm from then on. However, it still remains one of the most beautiful places to visit.