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Old 3rd February 2011, 23:31   #61
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Default ujjain to mandu

day 7 ujjain badnawar badnagar nagda dhar mandu

120kms route totally unkwon to us lay in the hinterland of rural india.

time taken 2.45 hours

we took this route as passing through indore to dhar is considered cumbersome due to traffic.

on our way out of ujjain we saw the vedhshala or obervatory which has a sundial and other instruments for celestial calculations.

at the railway crossing we encountered two huge vehicle/silencer breakers which even goods trucks were struggling to conquer.

we narrowly escaped by carefully driving the nhc which has a notorioreity fore belly scrapes. we took the nhc diagonally at 35 deg angle and it worked with only a small scrape.

thereafter the road to badnawar was through some pristine rural landscapes. we came to badnagar and took left for nagda junction at nh79 this spanking stretch of lane separated road took us within no time to nagda where a unmarked right turn goes towards dhar.

we missed this turn but within 100 meters due to a deteriorated road came back and found the dhar fata.

the road to dhar was a nightmare and that took up most of the time this stretch of 20kms was broken and it was careful driving right upto dhar.the dhar bypass was also broken down so we entered the town and took left for mandu on sh31

it was a bumpy ride upto lunehra. lunehra is the village chowk marked by a petrol pump where we took right for mandu. in our earlier trip we had come to lunehra from nh3 from gujri.so when the petrol pump came into view everyone got excited as mandu was a few kms away.all along we could see the mandav plateau from a distance.

road to badnawar

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badnawar to badnagar

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badnawar badnagar toll plaza

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spanking nh79 lane separated tarmac a dream run till nagda

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heavy traffic moving at high speed blocking both lanes

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Old 12th April 2011, 00:00   #62
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Default reached mandu in the afternoon

we reached mandu in the afternoon and it was a pleasure driving through its gates.especially the alamgir agte interested me as it was built to welcome aurangzeb who never came here.

recently a painting of jehangir was sold in worldwide auction. it was painted in mandu. its a shame indian government or the so called richie rich in india did nothing to retrieve this gem of a painting.

the mpstdcs malwa retreat was a delight

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we went down through the gates of mandu during sunset

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Old 1st August 2011, 22:46   #63
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Default Mandu Monuments

the magnificent jahaz mahal.one of most evocative buildings after tajmahal in terms of romance. its magnificence on a moonlit night, the beauty of jahaj mahal is undescribable. host to mughal emperors akbar jehangir and shahjehan.previously ruled by mughal fiefdoms. captured by bajirao peshwa 1 in his historic campaigns that took the maratha flag beyond attock in(now) pakistan a feat to bring all india under one flag a feat not possible even for mughal emperors.later ruled by the pawars who were peshwa sardars.

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Old 2nd August 2011, 09:55   #64
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Default Re: Deep Penetration Strike!!into The Very Heart Of Incredible India

Thanks Pravdr. I am seeing Mandu through your lens after 25 years - i was posted in Mhow then - and it looks well preserved. Mandu lookings amazingly beautiful in september immediately after rains when the complete Malwa plateau will be lush green.

BTW, Bhojpur has the tallest Shivaling in the country and if the temple had been completed, would have been one of the largest temple complexes.

Similar is the case with the Bugga Ramalingeshwara temple on River Pennar in Tadapatri in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. The plinth of unfinsished gopuram is so huge, that had it been completed, it would have been the tallest in the country.
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Thanks Pravdr. I am seeing Mandu through your lens after 25 years - i was posted in Mhow then - and it looks well preserved. Mandu lookings amazingly beautiful in september immediately after rains when the complete Malwa plateau will be lush green.

BTW, Bhojpur has the tallest Shivaling in the country and if the temple had been completed, would have been one of the largest temple complexes.

Similar is the case with the Bugga Ramalingeshwara temple on River Pennar in Tadapatri in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. The plinth of unfinsished gopuram is so huge, that had it been completed, it would have been the tallest in the country.
thanks fauji

mp is truly amazing im planning gwalior shivpuri orcha

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