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Bats hanging off the ceiling in the ruins of a Palace, in Mandu (India)

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Jahaj Mahal internal road, Mandav, Madhya Pradesh 454010, India

Photos of Bats, Spider and Geckos found in caves.­

The most challenging photos are those of bats flying.­ Those are very hard to capture, and it requires great patience (and luck!).­

The ruined city of Mandu used to be one of the largest and richest cities in India between the 11th and the 15th century.­

A number of ruined palaces, mosques and muslim tombs are still standing or are being restored (unfortunately, some are being rebuilt, in a misguided effort by the Indian Ministry of Culture to preserve them).­

For more information about Mandu, read this Wikipedia Article.

Photos taken during a 7-week, 7000 Km motorcycle tour across parts of India (Delhi, Rajasthan, Ladakh, Kashmir, Jammu and more) in May-June 2009.­