The Shahi Mahal built by Sultan Ghiyas-ud-Din Shah 1469–1500 is normally eclipsed by Jahaz Mahal but worth a visit for its exquisite ruins
Especially when it’s raining, wind us blowing, and you are huddled under an umbrella trying to keep it from flying off
Rain water harvesting seems to have been a passion with these eco friendly sultans as tanks and Baoli abound here
Of course guide said it’s to cater for his many wives in the harem
jis jagah thii KHuluus kii bastii
ek khanDar vahaan hai andar tak
Some people have to work, come rain or sunshine
I swallowed the moon
Main Chand nigal gayi daiyya
#Mandu #ChampaBaoli #GhiyasuddinShah #ShahiMahal
( PS: Gulzar shot here for Kinara)
Uski abru ( eyebrows) par qurbaan
#Mandu gained prominance under the #Paramara dynasty but had already become a hill fort by 6th century
This is one of the earliest surviving gates of #Mandu.
Since a metalled road doesn’t pass through it, it’s only used by locals who live around it.