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Maheshwar, Mandu, Indore, Ujjain, Bhopal, Sanchi, Khajuraho...

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Mandu's Jahaz Mahal, the 120m long "Ship Palace", has been built between 2 artificial lakes.

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Ghats at Maheshwar

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Interesting building (Maheshwar)

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Mandu : the Jahaz Mahal was where Sultan Ghiyas-ud-din-Khilji kept his large harem (over 1000 wives)

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Mandu : Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque, which means the largest)

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Mandu : Jama Masjid's entrance

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Mandu : boy in a cart

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Queen Roopmati's Pavillion, Mandu

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Joyful children, one of them carrying a goat (Mandu)

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Typical central Indian street (Maheshwar)

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Camels and Hindu temples

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Mandu's Jama Masjid

Mandu
 
Mandu was once a capital and pleasure resort with lakes and palaces, where joy and love were celebrated in poems and romances. Even if it's former extravagance and glory still live in legends and songs, it is no more than a small village in the middle of ruins nowadays. 

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Mandu's Jama Masjid was inspired by the Great Mosque of Damascus

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Hoshang Shah's Mausoleum, Mandu

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Mandu : villager carrying water

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Mandu : the deep rural poverty of central India

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Lost pavillion inside medieval Mandu's 45km encircling wall.

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Sunset on Mandu

Indore and Bhopal
 
Indore and Bhopal are two a big cities, but without much touristical interest.

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In the streets of Indore

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Bhopal's Jama Masjid

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Sanchi's Buddhist sanctuary.

Sanchi : Buddhist statue
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Khajuraho : one of the world-famous erotic Hindu temples

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Intricately carved erotic statues on a temple at Khajuraho

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Indian Dances performed in Khajuraho

Ujjain
 
Ujjain was once the capital of ancient India. It is also one of the most sacred cities.

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The sacred city of Ujjain : Mahakaleshwar's Temple

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Bhopal : Jama Masjid

Sanchi
 
One of the most ancient site of India, the Buddhist sanctuary of Sanchi is lost in rural Madhya Pradesh, but still shines with its sheer beauty.

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Sanchi : the 1st Stupa is the oldest stone structure in India (3rd Century BC)

 
 
 
Khajuraho :
 
Some of the most famous temples depicting scenes of the Kamasutra can be seen in the small, remote village of Khajuraho in Northern Madhya Pradesh.

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Kamasutra scene on a temple of Khajuraho

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Khajuraho : Hindu Temple

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Parade in the small town of Khajuraho