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Bat hanging on cave ceiling.­

Spotted in the Palace Ruins in Mandu (India)

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

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 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!).­

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.­