Mandu is one of the most popular sights around Indore. This is mainly known for its natural beauty and legendary monuments, which define the history of the region. Mandu consists of a number of historical monuments like the Tomb of Hoshangh Shah, Jahaz Mahal (The Ship Mansion),Baz Bahadur's Palace, Rani Roopmati's Pavilions (Rani Roopmati of Malwa), Neelkantha Mahadev's Temple and Rewakund which define the legend that exists in the place. Located at a height of 2000 feets, this place came into prominence during the 11th century under the rule of Parmara kings, which was later on taken over by the Holkars. Even during the 14th and 15th century, this place came under the rule of the Khilji Dynasty and the Lodhi Dynasty in India. This place also carries the legendary love story of Baz Bahadur and Rani Roopmati. With the pleasant atmosphere, this place is one of the attractive tourist spots around Indore.
Khajuraho Temple is another most attractive tourist spot around Indore which is well known for the ancient temples dedicated to Hindu gods and goddesses. This place is well known for the ancient stone sculptures, which can be dated back to the period between 10th and 11th century. Surrounded with group of temples this defines the art and culture of ancient India through various sculptures. Among the major temples the Khajuraho group of temples include the temples of Chaunsath Yogini Temple, Kandariya Mahadeva Temple,Devi Jagadamba Temple, Chitragupta Temple, Viswanatha temple and Nandi Temples, Parvati Temple, Lakshmana Temple,Matangeswaraand Varaha Temples, Brahma Temple, Ghantai Temple, Parsvanath Temple and Archaeological Museum.
Located at a distance of 153 kilometres from Indore this place is known for the man made caves. These were dug in the slopes of Vindhya mountain range. These caves can be dated back to the period between fifth and seventh century. It attracts large number of tourists. Originally, only five exist among nine caves. Among these, the most attractive are Cave no.4 and cave No.2 that are known as Rang Mahal and Gossain Cave. Once inhabited by the Buddhist hermits, these caves faced some damage with the use of fire. Outside the cave, there stands the colossal image of Yakshraj, a super natural king who presided over the area.
Tourist places around Indore also include some prominent sights like Omkareshwar, which is located at the confluence of Narmada River and Kaveri River. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Maheshwar is another sight near Indore that is located at the northern bank of Narmada River. Dedicated to Lord Shiva this place includes a number of temples which are mainly known for its art and architecture.
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Devi Ahilyabai Holkar National Airport is a prominent airport in the Madhya Pradesh state of India. There are at least five airlines operating in Indore. Indore is also well linked to all major Indian cities like Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Howrah, Bhopal, Ujjain, Gwalior State, Bhind District, Jabalpur District, Bilaspur District, Khandwa District, Lucknow, Varanasi, Patna, Jammu, Dehradun and Thiruvananthapuram. Khandwa and Ratlam are two main railway junctions that are connected through meter gauge. Indore Railway Station is located in city. The National Highway NH 3 (Mumbai -Agra Road) and NH 59 (Indore-Ahmedabad Road) passes through Indore and there are daily bus services from Indore to Mumbai, Jaipur, Gwalior, Bhopal etc.
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