Rewa Kund Group

Top choice in Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh

A pleasant 4km cycle south of Mandu village brings you to the Rewa Kund tank and the two monuments of the Rewa Kund Group, Baz Bahadur's Palace and Rupmati's Pavilion – all infused with the legends of sultan Baz Bahadur and his shepherdess beloved, Rupmati. The ticket office is opposite the tank, just before Baz Bahadur’s Palace.

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1. Baz Bahadur’s Palace

0.11 MILES

Baz Bahadur (r 1555–61) was the last independent ruler of Mandu. His palace, a curious mix of Rajasthani and Mughal styles, was built in 1508–09 by the…

2. Rupmati’s Pavilion

0.17 MILES

Standing at the top of an escarpment falling 366m to the plains, Rupmati’s Pavilion has a delicacy of design and beauty of location unmatched by Mandu's…

3. Sagar Talao Group

1.29 MILES

If you have time, this group of handsome buildings is worth a detour between Mandu village and Rewa Kund. The main ones are Malik Mughith's Mosque, built…

4. Nil Kanth Palace

1.55 MILES

If you’re looking for a great reason to cycle out into the countryside, consider visiting this unusual former palace turned temple. It stands at the head…

5. Jain Temple

2.45 MILES

Entered through a kaleidoscopic potpourri of a gate, this complex is a splash of kitsch among the Islamic monuments. The temples feature marble, silver…

6. Saturday Haat

2.54 MILES

This colourful weekly haat (market), behind the Jama Masjid, is similar to ones held in many central Indian areas with a tribal population. Adivasis …

7. Ashrafi Mahal

2.57 MILES

The Ashrafi Mahal was built as a madrasa (Islamic college) by Hoshang Shah between 1405 and 1422. It was a quadrangle with rows of cells and arcaded…

8. Village Group

2.58 MILES

This group, straddling the main road in the centre of the village, comprises three grand edifices constructed in the 15th-century by the Ghuri and Khilji…