situated in the royal complex close to the champa baodi are a set of royal bathrooms or hamams.they have domes with stars cut into them to allow light to filter in so that the roayal beauties could bathe in an ethereal atmosphere.it is amazing to see to what level a human being goes to derive comfort from bathing. there are cisterns with furnaces and chimneys to heat up water and some cisterns at other end to hold cold water. when they are allowed to flow with controllers made of stone.
- Castles and Palaces
WATER HARVESTING AND CONSERVATION
the ancient water conservation and harvesting systems are an architects delight.
mandu has waterbodies and ponds present everywhere. water had a lot of importance in mandu as is seenw ith the water harvesting sysytems seen with almost every building in mandu.water conservation was important for a plateau fort like mandu.numerous lakes like sagar talao and rewa kund dot mandus landscape.there are waterbodies scattered all over example being near the hathi mahal and lalmahal.the andheri and ujala baodis of water pointout towards an advanced water managemnt system.the neelkanth palace had water cascades.the baz bahdur palace had a water lift in front of the rewa kund supplying water to the fountains.teh water cistern(see pics of rupmati palace)in rupmatis palace is another example.the fountain system and swimming pools at jahaz mahal clinch the theory that water management centred very deeply in development of mandu.
- Historical Travel