Mandav or Mandu; as its mainly referred to as; is a small village, elevated 600m up on a plateau in the forest. Its home to a world heritage site of 15th century afghan ruins and remains of many temples and palaces, great for roaming around and exploring which I did by bicycle.
As its just the end of the monsoon theres still be quite a few clouds around which have not been great for photography, but the sun did appear yesterday for this shot:
The local children were having great fun jumping into the water around the Jahaz Mahal (ship palace), which was built with many pleasure pools to relax in.
The local food has again been great, with it not being touristy its been proper indian spicy, below is a local chai wallah, serving chai up here for only 6 rupees (usually 10 rupees elsewhere!).
This little temple was still setting up the fairy lights for tuesday's Dussera holiday whilst blaring out some hindi music.
Labels: chai, India, madhya pradesh, mandav, mandu, Palace, Temple