Rani Roopmati’s Pavilion is one of the major attractions in the Mandu Hills, located in the present Malwa district of Western Madhya Pradesh, the Centrally located Indian State. History chronicles this tragic love story when Prince Baz Bahadur got attracted to Roopmati, then a simple peasant girl in one of his hunting expedition. Love blossomed among them and she was brought to Mandu by the sultan on the condition that she would stay in such a place as to be able to view her paramour’s palace as well as the flowing Narmada. It ended tragically due to the intrusion of Adam Khan, a general of Mughal Emperor Akbar, who was also charmed by the beauty of Roopmati. Adam Khan attacked and defeated Prince Baz Bahadur. However, Rani Roopmati hearing this poisoned herself.
Ricoh GR was used to take all these snaps here. The camera was set to Aperture Priority and High Contrast Black and White Mode. The cloudy weather in the month of July added to the drama of these images.
Best time to visit is Month of July-August-September. Cloudy weather and rains must be physically experienced up here to know the feeling. I had a previous post on Mandu for more information.
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