Tourism Information about Mahoba Town

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Tourism Information about Mahoba Town

The town of Mahoba is located eighty-six miles to the east of Jhansi, on the Jhansi-Manikpur section of the Central Railway. It is  also connected by a 48 mile (77 kms) road to Khajuraho.

The town boasts of several mammoth lakes built by the Chandella Rajas in the 10th and 11th centuries. Of these the Madan Sagar Lake, built by the great king Madana Brahma and the Kirat Sagar, built shortly afterwards, still hold an immense quantity of crystal clear water. Both are contained by magnificent masonry dams. Mahoba itself stands on the edge of Madan Sagar and is set in idyllic surroundings.

There is an old and ruined fort to the north of the town from which a clear view of the surrounding green countryside can be obtained. The Dariba or ‘Pan’ bazaar on the south is also worth a visit.

Ruins of the Chandella period are scattered all over the area. A stone pillar in front of the Maniya Deva Temple has an inscription dating back to the 11th century.

Near the Madan Sagar is another stone pillar called the ‘Alha ki Gili’, a hero who frequently figures in the songs of Rajput bards.

Colossal figures carved out of rock and innumerable dilapidated temples are to be found on all sides of the lakes and on the beautiful green islands in their midst.

The south-east bank of the Madan Sagar is dominated by a hill on which are twenty-four images of the Tirthankaras are hewn out of rock. There are some noteworthy Muslim monuments including the Dargah of Pir Mubarak Shah, a saint revered by Muslims and Hindus alike.

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