We set out for Mandu from Dhar on a rainy day, and something interesting happened en route. 🙂 The ancient city of Mandu is situated on the Vindhya range overlooking the Malwa plateau on one side and the Narmada River valley on the other. There’s a popular viewpoint called Mandu Valley on the way – it wasn’t particularly spectacular, but the cab driver insisted that we take a look.
As soon as we got out of the cab, we were immediately accosted by a gang of kids with bows and arrows. We were a bit shocked, but realized soon that they wanted us to buy the weapons for Rs. 2 each (25 cents only)! However, was very sure that I didn’t want to buy any, so I asked them to instead pose for photos for the same price, which they very happily agreed to.
It was a fun experience. The raw material for these bows and arrows must have cost next to nothing because they were so cheap!! 🙂