An initiative of MP Tourism and managed and operated by LJS, the Gandhisagar Floating Festival is a ten-year project with an objective of boosting the tourism sector of Madhya Pradesh, offering new employment opportunities and attracting national, as well as international tourists to explore the diverse destinations that Madhya Pradesh has to offer.
Mandsaur is known for its treasure trove of archaeological sites that include the remains of Laduna Palace, Sitamau Place, Dashapura Fort, Sondhni pillars in the village of Sondhni, Dharamarajeshwar, Brahmanical rock cut temple, Buddhist caves, Yashodharman Pillar, and prehistoric painted rock shelters narrates the tales of glorious history.
While you are at Mandsaur, don’t forget to visit Yashodharman Archeological Museum to behold its magnificent sculptures from Hinglajgarh Fort. Furthermore, you can explore Mandsaur Fort, Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary, and Telia Talab.
Located by the banks of Shivna River, this unique temple depicts Lord Shiva in eight forms and its idol is a towering seven feet tall made of a copper-hued stone, weighing over 4,500 kilos.
The Dharmarajeshwar Temple is a beautiful rock-cut temple atop a hill, built with intricate carvings reminiscent of Ellora Caves in Maharashtra and is about 100 kms away from Mandsaur.
Dating back to the 5th Century AD, the Buddhist Caves are a few minutes away from Dharmarajeshwar Temple and this location is popular for Bhim Bazar cave, which is the largest cave in this vicinity.
Behold these rock shelters stretched out in a 5-km long alley with thousands of figures painted on its wall, which are lined along with a stream called Chaturbhuj Nala.
Spread across over 300 kms on the border of Mandsaur and Nimach, the Gandhisagar Sanctuary is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.
Constructed in the 15th century, the Mandsaur Fort is renowned for its stunning architecture built by Hoshang Shah Gori, who had an eye for finer details and was one of the first Islamic kings of the Malwa region.
Neemuch, also known as Nimach is a former British cantonment of Gwalior princely state, which became the headquarters of the combined Rajputana-Malwa political agency and it shares its Northwestern border with Rajasthan and is reckoned as a city of Nature and Peace.