Baz Bahadur Palace

Madhya Pradesh Tourism
Baz Bahadur Palace is one of the prominent tourist attraction at Mandu tourist destination. Its name is derived from Mandu ruler Baz Bahadur who was fond of music and art and was in deep love of his wife Roopmati. During his rule time, Mandu was in it peak. Palace is located on hill slope with scenic surrounding. It is about 95 kms west of Indore city and easily accessible by road. Baz Bahadur palace is a interesting blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture and style. Its name Baz Bahadur has been derived from the name of ruler Baz Bahadur who was fond of music and art. During his rule, Mandu was at its peak. This palace was actually built far before Baz Bahadur came into power. Inscription at the palace entrance gate describes its construction to Sultan Nasiruddin Shah in AD 1508-09.

The main gateway to the palace is approached by 40 broad steps with landings in intervals. The passage through gateway have the rooms for guards which is having vaulted ceiling. This passage have arched designs on both the ends which gives it a artistic look and it leads to the outer court of the palace. This outer court can also be reached by main doorway. On main part of the palace we will find open court which is having beautiful fountain in middle. All four sides have halls and rooms. These halls are used for different purpose like meetings with public, meetings with administrative officers etc. If we look at the north of the Baz Bahadur palace, we will find an octagonal pavilion with arches which overlooks an garden area where marks of history can still be seen. Their are steps that lead to spacious terrace with boundaries which offers a breathtaking view of Roopmati Pavilion in foreground and beautiful countryside view.

By Flight :
Mandu is just 95 kms west of Indore city. Nearest airport for reaching Mandu monuments is Devi Ahilya Bai Airport which is also commonly known as Indore Airport. It has direct flight connectivity with Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi etc. We offer Indore airport taxi service for traveling from Indore to Mandu.
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Indore 95
Dhar 40
Maheshwar 63
Ujjain 170
Jalgaon 320
Vadodara 320

Reaching Mandu by Train/ Railways :
The nearest railway station for reaching Mandu monuments is Indore junction which is just 95 kms from Mandu. From Indore to Mandu we offer car rental service. If required, one can also visit by bus or other public carrier service. Indore railway station have good train connectivity to important cities and tourist destinations like Delhi, Agra, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Mumbai etc. From Indore to Mandu, one can visit by bus or taxi. We offer taxi service from Indore to Mandu and other nearby tourist destinations.

Reaching Mandu by Roadways :
Mandu is just 95 kms west of Indore city. It is easily accessibly by road. If you are coming from Dhar then it is just 40 kms south of city. Road to Mandu is in good condition and remain open throughout the year for visitors. We offer car rental service from Indore to Mandu and other adjoining tourist destinations like Maheshwar, Omkareshwar, Dhar, Ajanta caves, Ellora caves etc.
Baz Bahadur palace in Mandu is open for visitors from sunrise to sunset. Similarly other Mandu monuments can also be visited in same time duration. These monuments remain open for tourists in all the seasons i.e. winters, summers, monsoon. Here most of the tourist arrival is experienced from October to April as it is the best time to visit North India and Cental India. During this time most of the festivals falls and climatic condition also remains good.
We have many options to visit after spending good time in Mandu. We can move toward Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra or to nearby pilgrimage spots like Maheshwar, Omkareshwar, Ujjain etc. If opt to visit Rajasthan then first best option is Udaipur then Chittorgarh, Mount Abu, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Jaipur. If opt to visit Gujarat then first option is to visit Vadodara city known for UNESCO world heritage site of Champaner Pavagarh monuments followed by Ahmedabad city. But over and above this, mostly tourists proceed for Ajanta - Ellora caves with Aurangabad city tour.

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