Madhya Pradesh - Dhar

 

Dhar, built by the Parmar emperor Bhoj (1000-1055), houses Laat mosque which was built on the holy premise of Vijaya temple, located at a distance of 1 km towards the southern side of the city. The famous and hallowed Laat temple was constructed artistically in 1405. Laat temple displays a rich architectural style of the contemporary fine arts which were predominantly used on the walls of the Hindu temples. A number of holy Hindu temples and monuments with historical values had been destroyed and on the premise of those monuments hundreds of Muslim memorials had been established later on.

A mosque was built on the ruins of the divine Saraswati temple long back in 1400. The well known Saraswati temple was there at the southern tip of the Dhar bus stand. Later on, the sanctified Goddess, Saraswati, was shifted to London from the righteous Saraswati temple.

The ruins of the fort, atop the hill of Dhar, depict a magical blending of Hindu, Afghan and Mughal architectures.
The shrine of Fakir Kamal Maula, beguiling Lake, holy Lakshmi temple and Phadke studio are the other sought after destinations. The divine spot of Kalidas, the holy Kalika temple, atop the small tila, is another appealing destination.

How to reach: Dhar is well connected to Indore and a number of West Indian destinations by bus. The city is linked with Ahmadabad and Ujjain by roads as well. The astonishing Bagh caves is accessible from Dhar.

Where to stay: PWD Rest House, Jhira Bagh, Hotel Parag, Hotel Rituraj, Hotel Prakash, Purnima Hotel, Shankar Lodge and Shriram Lodge.


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