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Madhya Pradesh the land of rich cultural heritage and geographic beauty is certainly a place to visit. Being the central state of India, Madhya Pradesh (MP) is called ‘Heart of India’.
It’s a historical land and is famous for its wildlife sanctuaries and
national parks, which are home to a rich variety of flora and fauna. The
cities of MP are home to many travel destinations. Khajuraho, Panna,
Bandhavgarh, Bhopal, Gwalior, Ujjain, Indore, Orchha, Sanchi, Pachmarhi, Mandsaur, all are very popular for their tourist’s places. Mandasaur located in the Malwa region is one of the most visited places in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
Mandsaur city represents beautiful amalgam of approximately
religions and languages. The city depicts all colors of Indian culture and religion
. Mandsaur is the administrative headquarters of Mandsaur District and is part of Ujjain Division. The city is situated on the border of Malwa and Mewar.The most spoken language in the city is Malvi, which is a mixture of both Rajasthani and Hindi. Mandasaur is also famous for beautiful Sarees, decorated bangles and also large production of Opium. The slate pencil industry is the main industry of the city.
Brief History of Mandsaur
Mandsaur city with its long impressive history is a major city in Madhya
Pradesh . Be it ancient periood or nedieval period or modern period Mandasaur has seeen every phases og Indian history. the place finds its mention during Mahabharata period.This historical place is famous for its two great monolith pillars recording a victory of Yasodharman, king of Malwa, in 528. Also it served as a seat of power during Gurjara Pratihara period (c. 836–910) . During medieval period and after the decline of Delhi Sultanate the city came to be ruled by Dilawar Khan Ghauri , the governor of the Malwa province. In 1401 Dilawar Khan took the title of Sultan of Malwa in 1401. He was succeeded by his son Hoshang Shah. The city remained a part of the princely state of Gwalior and after independence was made administrative headquarters of Mandsaur District.Read More........
How Mandasaur got its name ?
MandasaurCity got its name when two of the villages Marh and Saur were merged to create the name of the city. The town was known as Dashpur in ancient times.It is also said that the name originated from Mandodri, wife of Ravana. And the ancient name Dashpur was named after her husband Dashanand, the other name of Ravana.
Climate & Temperature of Mandsaur
Mandsaur city experiences dry climate except in south-west monsoon. From March to the middle of June it is hot.Thereafter the south west monsoon season starts and continues up to about the middle of September. The average annual rainfall in the District is 786.6 mm. Cold season starts from December to February. In terms of temperature, the District has rapid increase in temperatures after February May is generally the hottest month and January is the coldest month.
Art & Culture of Mandsaur
The art and culture ofMandasaurcity is highly influenced by those prevailing in Malwa region . The city is rich in its traditional culture. Influence of Malwa and Rajasthani culture is significantly evident in the life and culture of the city. The main language spoken by the people in this region is Malvi, which is a mixture of Rajasthani and Hindi language. The city is also very famous for its special dance form called as Swang. Its roots go back to the origins of the Indian theatre tradition in the first millennium BC. Since women did not participate in the dance-drama form, men enact their roles. Swang incorporates suitable theatrics and mimicry, accompanied alternately by song and dialogue. Read More.......
Tourism in Mandsaur
Mandsaur city and its neighboring areas are full of places of tourist interest. The city is blessed with lots of temples and religious places. Temples such as Pashupatinath Temple and Taxakeshwar temple are very famous .
Pashupatinath Temple is a Hindu temple situated on the banks of the Shivna River. It is one of the famous shrines in Mandsaur . Lord Shiva in the form of Lord Pashupatinath is the principal deity here. The beautiful and unique eight faces Shivlingas of Lord Shiva marks the identity and popularity of this temple. The shrine has four doors in four directions.It is said that every monsoon the water level in the Shivna River raises to touch the holy Shiv Ling of Lord Shiva. This phenomenon is termed as "Jalaabhishek" which means worshiping god through water.
Taxakeshawar or Takhaji is a place of religious and historical importance in Mandsaur district. The temple is named after the King Taxak, who is worshiped here as Taxakeshawar but the local people call him Takhaji. The place has a statue of Nagaraja Taxak. The shrine is situated at a distance of 22 km from Bhanpura town on Hinglajgarh road. It is located on a most romantic spot from village Navali situated on the table land at the foot of which Bhanpura lies. The shrine has a beautiful water pool full of many varieties of fishes. The source of water in it is a hot water spring which naturally falls from a height of about 200 feet. The river Takhali at a distance of about 10 km from Chambal River that flows to Jhalawar in Rajasthan falls into this water pool and forms the water fall.
Teliya Talaab is a popular tourist destination as well as a source of the utility water supply for the people living in this region. The beautiful lake is a favorite spot of families and friends to visit. The lake is full of colorful fishes and other aquatic species. It is a favorite past time place during evening in Mandasaur.
Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary
Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary is wildlife sanctuary on the boundary of Mandsaur and Nimach districts . It is spread over an area of 368.62 km adjoining Rajasthan state in India. The famous Chambal River divides it into two parts Nimach district on the west and Mandsaur district on the east.
Mandsaur Fort is situated on the border of Malwa and Mewar of Mandsaur District. The fort was built by Hushang Shah Gori, the successor of Dilawar Khan Gauri, the Sultan of Malwa. The fort is beautifully designed and is example of medieval architecture. Hushang Shah Gori is best remembered for his wonderful taste in architecture. The fort is also known as Dashpur Fort.
Bandi Ji Ka Baag
It is a famous temple with Glass interiors located in the Sarafa Bazar of Mandsaur city. Bandi Ji Ka Baag is a 120 Yrs old Jain temple with interiors done with Glass. The place is very near to Main Bus Stand and is a worth place to visit.The temple currently has a "Maan Stambh", built when temple celebrated 100 years of establishment.
Trade and Industrialism in Mandsaur
The city is known for its Poppy’s production. Huge mines of rocky stone and lime stoneacts as a source of employment. It is also a hub for the high production of Slates Pencils which is created by rocky stone. According to the industry data, there are 110 Slate Pencils Industries. The city is also noted for the manufacture of Kambals or coarse woolen blankets.
The city of Mandsaur is very well connected to other metro
cities of India by all the means of transportation.
Situated on Ajmer-Lebad(Indore) NH-79 as well as
Mhow-Neemuch SH-31 4 Lane road, Mandsaur is easily connected to all the cities
through these highways. The Mandsaur SH-14 Bus Station is the focal point for interchange and is operated by the authorities. From here you can abode bus to any other part of the Mandsaur district and also to other districts of Madhya Pradesh. From here you can take bus for Rajasthan.
Mandsaur comes under Western region of Indian
Railways. Currently there are 10 trains available from Mandsaur. Mandsaur has
direct trains for Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Jaipur, Ajmer, Udaipur, Agra, Kota,
Indore, Ujjain, Bhopal, Ratlam. Some of the major trains passing from Mandsaur
are- Ajmer/Udaipur-Bandra Terminus SF Express; Indore-Udaipur Ramprasad Dhakad
Express; Jaipur-Bhopal Express; Ajmer-Kolkata Express; Ajmer-Hyderabad Express;
Ratlam-Ajmer Express (Night); Ratlam-Ajmer Express and many more.
Apart from major transports, the city has all local
facilities such as Auto, Tempo and Inter-State & Private buses for the easy
movement inside the district.
Shopping in Mandsaur
Mandsaur city is famous for its silk sarees. For shopaholics, shopping in Mandsaur spells as the best of exciting things to do in Mandsaur. From exploring numerous malls to visiting supermarkets, and traditional old bazaars and haats, the city is one of the good options for fun things to do. In fact, simply souvenir shopping in Mandsaur is alone a very popular activity. The most famous markets in Mandsaur are Goshala Market, Gautam Nagar Market, Kalidas Marg Market, Bangla Road Market, and many more places to shop. One can find everything from elegant silk sarees to beautiful handicraft items to decorated bangles in these markets. Another popular market in the city is Ghanta Ghar Market. It is near famous Sabji Mandi (Vegetable Market) of Mandsaur; The centre has famous Sindhi Cloth Market in the west location and in east side the Sabji Mandi Complex.
The city is not only famous for its street shopping and commercial complexes only but also for some popular malls. One of the most visited malls near MandsaurCity is ITC Choupal Saagar. Situated near Azizkhedi Village, Mhow Neemach Road in District Mandsaur, ITC Choupal Saagar is spacious with an area of 10000 square feet. Inside the mall you can find variety of stuff including branded apparels, footwear, groceries, electronics items, household goods and more under one roof. All branded products at reasonable prices are all available at this single place. The mall is famous for its tasty food of its restaurant the Choupal Saagar.