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Hillary Clinton visits historical sites in MP's Mandu city

Press Trust of India  |  Dhar (MP) 

Former US today visited and other monuments in the ancient city near here.

Clinton, who is on a three-day visit to western Madhya Pradesh, took about two hours to go around some of the historical sites in Mandu, located 35 km away from the district headquarters.

Sporting a hat and sunglasses, she came out of Jahaz Mahal, built during the rule of Sultan Ghiyas-ud-din Khilji, and told reporters that she enjoyed visiting the historical sites.

"Well, today I'm just enjoying the and learning a lot of the Indian history because of this beautiful palace ground. I am very excited about being here and everything that I have seen," she said.

The magnificent was built in second-half of the 15th century to accommodate women belonging to the royal harem. It is located inside the walled fort.

Clinton had lunch prepared by cooks who were brought from the Maheshwar town under a tent.

She also visited other historical buildings in the vicinity, including the (swinging palace), Hoshang Shah's Maqbara (mausoleum) and

She later left for Maheshwar town in district, where she will be staying tonight.

Clinton, who was the Democratic Party's candidate for the 2016 US presidential polls, was scheduled to interact with children of a local school in the evening.

She would also see the world renowned Maheshwari saree being weaved, an art started by to help the downtrodden.

Maheshwar was the capital of the erstwhile Malwa Holkar kingdom till January 6, 1818. After this, was designated as the capital under the reign of Malhar

Clinton is visiting Maheshwar on an invitation of Richard Holkar, the scion of the erstwhile Holkar kingdom.

She would also go for a boat ride in the Narmada river, Collector said.

Tomorrow morning, she would leave for from where she would fly to Jodhpur.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 17:15 IST