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City Palace Jaipur

City Palace Jaipur

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City Palace is located in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. This palace consists of Mubarak Mahal and Chandra Mahal. It was built by Sawai Jai Singh II between 1729 and 1732. European, Mughal, and Rajputs architecture can be seen here.   What to see at City Palace: Mubarak Mahal: European, Rajput and Islamic architecture can be seen here. It is a museum. Major attractions of this museum are Sanganeri block prints, royal formal costumes, embroidery shawls, Silk Sarees, Kashmiri pashminas. Clothes worn by Sawai Madhosingh I are also placed here. Pitam Niwas Chowk: It is inner courtyard. 4 seasonal gates can be seen here. Gates are North east Peacock Gate dedicated to Lord Vishnu, North West Green Gate dedicated to lord Ganesha, Southwest Lotus Gate dedicated to Lord Shiva parvati. Rose Gate dedicated to Goddess Devi. Chandra Mahal: In the city palace complex it is a commanding building. It is 7 storied building. Major attractions of this mahal are floral decorations, mirror work on walls, unique paintings. Visitors are allowed only into first floor which consists of museum. Manuscripts, carpets and other items of royal family can be seen here. Diwan-i-Aam: It is a public audience hall. Major attractions of this hall are miniature paintings, carpets, Kashmir Shawls, embroidered rugs, ancient texts. Manu scriptures of Bhagavad Gita can be seen here. Now it is acting as art gallery. Diwan-i-Khas: It is a private audience hall of Maharajas. World’s largest sterling silver vessels are located here. These were used to carry water of Ganges to drink at the time of trip to England by Maharaja Sawai Madho.  It is situated between art gallery and armoury. Bhaggi Khana: It is a museum consists of European cabs, palanquins and old carriages. This was used to carry a ratha and priests. Govind Dev Ji Temple: This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. It was built in garden environment during early 18th century. Every day aarthi conducts 7 times a day. Maharani Palace: It was the residence of royal queens. Now it is converted into museum. Belongings of 15th century can be seen here. Small canon, walking sticks also located here.   What to see around City Palace: Jal Mahal: It is located in the middle...

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Golkonda Fort

Golkonda Fort

in Andhra Pradesh, Architecture, Fort, History, Hyderabad, Mughal, Palace | 0 comments

Golkonda is the ruined city located in Hyderabad, India. This place was famous for mines. World’s most famous diamonds such as Dary-i-Noor, Koh-i-Noor, Idol’s Eye, Hope diamond produced here. This place is also famous for Golkonda Fort. Golconda is derived from the word Golla konda which means Shepherd’s hill in Telugu.   What to see at Golkonda Fort:  Major attraction of this place is 800 years old tree. Height of this tree is 80 feet. Important exhibit of the fort is Fateh Rahben Gun. It is a Canon used by Aurangzeb to demolish the blockades of Golconda Fort. Fort has 8 gates. Entry point to the fort is Fateh Darwaza which is also known as Victory Gate. It is famous for acoustic effects. In those days it is effective security measure. If any person claps here that sound can here at Bala Hissar which is located 1km away in the fort.   Inside the Fort, visitors can see 4 small forts. Those forts consist of stables, mosques, armoury, temples etc. Height of the boundary wall is 120meters. Other attractions of the fort are Whispering Walls, efficient water supply system, Royal Palaces, Ambar Khana, Durbar Hall, Ramasasa’s Kotha, Nagina Bagh, Mortuary Bath, Private Chambers, Ramadas Bandikhana, Taramati Mosque, Ashlah Khana, Abyssian Arches etc. Fort also consists of tombs of Qutub Shahi Kings. Islamic architecture can be seen on these tombs.  This fort was ruled by several dynasties namely Mughal dynasty, Qutb Shahis, Bahmani Dynasty, Kakatiya Dynasty and Yadava Dynasty.   What to see around Golkonda Fort: Mecca Masjid: This is one of the oldest mosques in Hyderabad. This was built with the soil bought from Holy Mecca by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah. He is the fifth ruler of the Qutb shahi Dynasty. It is located 8kms away from the fort. Charminar: This was built in 1591 CE. Charminar is the global icon of Hyderabad. Charminar is built at the place where Qutb Shah made prayers for the end of the plague disease. Minaret Height is 48.7 meters. It is located 8kms away from the fort. AP State Archaeological Museum: This is best to see for the art lovers. Museum consists of art objectives and antiques. It is located 11kms away...

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Bal Samand Lake Palace

Bal Samand Lake Palace

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Bal Samand Lake Palace is located in Rajasthan, India. It is situated between Jodhpur and Mandore Road. Jodhpur is 5kms away from Bal Samand Lake Palace.   What to see at Bal Samand Lake Palace: This palace is famous for Rajput Architectural style. Bal Samand Lake palace situated at Bal Samand Lake. This is the artificial lake created in 13th century. It was created as a reservoir which supplies drinking water to the city. This lake was built by Balak Rao Parihar. It is surrounded by lush green gardens. In this garden visitors can see trees like plum, guava, pomegranate, Papaya, Mango. Plenty of animals and birds can be seen here.   Bal Samand Lake Palace was built as summer palace. Currently it is acting as heritage hotel. At this place visitors can see charming palace suites. Major attractions are Lake View restaurant, Kebab konner, Garden Restaurant. At this place, several activities conduct. Those activities are Village safari, Horse safari, Horse riding, Royal Horse Buggy Ride, Lawn Croquet, cycling and Yoga.   What to see around Bal Samand Lake Palace: Maha Mandir Temple: Architecture of this temple is the major attraction of this temple. It was supported by 84 pillars. Pillars were decorated with several designs. Pictures of several Yogasanas can also be seen here. It is located 7kms away from the Palace. Mehrangarh Fort: In India, this is one of the largest forts. Within the fort there are several palaces. Most famous palaces of the fort were Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Moti Mahal, Daulat Khana, Sileh Khana. Major attractions of this fort are impressive armoury, furniture, costumes, instruments, folk music, miniature paintings, royal cradles, howdas, and collection of palanquins.  It is located 9kms away from the Palace. Jaswant Thada: It was built in 19th century. White marble was used in the construction of Jaswant Thada. At this place visitors can see several portraits of Jodhpur rulers. It is located 9kms away from the Palace. Government Museum: It is located in the middle of Umaid Public Garden. This museum is famous for miniature paintings, local arts & crafts, textiles and ornaments. Other attractions of this museum are images of Jain Tirthankars, manuscripts, portraits of rulers. It is located 10kms...

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Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhawan Palace

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Umaid Bhawan Palace is located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. This was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh. It is one of the world’s largest private residences. This palace serves as principle residence to Jodhpur Royal Residence.  This palace was built with the intension to provide employment opportunity to the people at the time of famine. Other name of this palace is Chittar Palace.   What to see in Umaid Bhawan Palace: This palace is well known for its architecture. Architecture of this palace is Henry Lanchester. Both eastern and western architecture can be seen in the architecture of this palace. Palace has lavish interior with gilt Furniture. In 1977, part of this palace was converted into hotel. Remaining part was converted into museum. Taj Hotels are maintaining part of this Palace. This monument is having 347 rooms.   Palace is divided into 3 parts namely Luxury hotel, gallery and a museum. This Luxury hotel is maintaining by Taj Hotels. This is the residence of the royal families. Museum of this palace remains open between 9 AM to 5 PM. This museum focuses on 20th century history of Jodhpur Royal Family.  Other division of this palace is Gallery. This gallery is place where most exotic automobiles owned by the royals can be seen here.   What to see around Umaid Bhawan Palace: Mehrangarh Fort: In India, this is one of the largest forts. Within the fort there are several palaces. Most famous palaces of the fort were Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Moti Mahal, Daulat Khana, Sileh Khana. Major attractions of this fort are impressive armoury, furniture, costumes, instruments, folk music, miniature paintings, royal cradles, howdas, and collection of palanquins.  It is located 6kms away from the Palace. Girdikot & Sardarkot Market: This market is famous for fine Rajasthani Jewellery, marble knick knacks with decorative works, clay elephants, clay camels, handicrafts, Rajasthani Textiles. It is located 2kms away from the Palace. Government Museum: It is located in the middle of Umaid Public Garden. This museum is famous for miniature paintings, local arts & crafts, textiles and ornaments. Other attractions of this museum are images of Jain Tirthankars, manuscripts, portraits of rulers. It is located 4kms away from the Palace. Umaid Garden: Major...

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Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort

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Jaigarh Fort is located in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Other name of this fort is Cheel Ka Teela which means Hill of Eagles. To protect the Amber Fort this was built in 1726 by Jai Singh. This fort also looks like Amber Fort. This fort is famous for the canon on wheels which is the largest canon in the world.   What to see in Jaigarh Fort: Divya Burj: It is 7 stored formation. As it is so height, visitors can seen almost all parts of the city from this place. Palace Complex: This is most famous for its architectural style. Vijay Garh: Major attraction of this place is collection of ammunitions and arms which are used by Rajputs. Those arms include huge cannon, guns, shields, muskets and swords. Weight of the cannon is 50Kgs. Albert Hall Museum:  Major attractions of this museum are crystal work, metal sculptures, ivory goods, natural stones, Pottery, Chiseled Brassware, Exquisite Jewellery, and Rare Paintings. Other attractions of this museum are plans of Palaces, vintage spittoon dates back to 15th century, circular pack of cards, stamps.   What to see around Jaigarh Fort: Amer Fort: Raja Man Singh I constructed this fort in 1592. Red sandstone was used to construct this fort. Rajput and Mughal Styles can be seen here. Amer Fort Attractions are Sila Devi Temple, Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e-Aam, Palace of Raja Man Singh I, Diwaan-e-Khas. It is located 7kms away from the fort. Jal Mahal: This seen like it is floating on the water. So it is known as Water Palace. It is situated in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. This was built by Maharaja Madho Singh I in 1799. It is located 9kms away from the fort. Hawa Mahal: In 1747, this was built by Sawai Pratap Singh. This is known as Palace of Winds. Royal ladies can see the market place from this mahal. It is located 10kms away from the fort. Nahargarh Fort: It is located on Aravalli Hills which are located 8kms away from the fort. For the protection of Amber this was built by Jai Singh. It is located 5kms away from the fort.   Getting to Jaigarh Fort: As this palace is very close to Jaipur...

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Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort

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Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur is one of the largest forts of Rajasthan. Foundation stone was laid by Rao Jodha in 1459. Inside this fort several palaces are situated. This fort is having 7 gates. One of the gates is Jayapol which means Victory. This was built by Maharaja Man Singh to celebrate the victory over Bikaner and Jaipur armies. Fattehpol gate was constructed by Maharaja which states the victory over Mughals.   What to see in Mehrangarh Fort: Moti Mahal: It is the largest museum’s period room which was built by Raja Sur Singh between 1595 to 1619. It has 5 alcoves leading to hidden balconies. It is believed that these are built to listen the court proceeding by 5 queens. Phool Mahal: It is also known as Palace of Flowers. This is private chamber for pleasure. European influence can be seen on the wall paintings of this mahal. It was constructed between 1724 to 1750 by Maharaja Abhay Singh. Sheesh Mahal: This is also known as Hall of Mirrors. It consists of mirror work having large pieces and regular pieces rather than tiny fragments. This mahal look like a temple. Takhat Vilas: On the walls and ceilings visitors can see episodes of Krishna Leela and Dhola Maru. This was built by Maharaja Takhat Singh who was the last ruler of Jodhpur. Glass balls on the ceiling look so beautiful. Mehragarh Museum: Museum consists of several galleries such as Folk Music Instruments Gallery, Turban Gallery, Paintings gallery, Armoury Gallery, Daulat Khana – Treasures of Mehrangarh Museum, Palanquins, and Elephant’s Howdahs. Chamuda Mataji Temple: Rao Jodha built this temple. He bought the idol from old capital of Mandore in 1460.  She remains Royal Families Isht Devi. During the Dussehra festival rush to this temple is more.   What to see around Mehrangarh Fort: Mahamandir temple: Temple is famous for 84 pillars. Work on the stones of the temple looks so beautiful. This temple was built in 1812. It is located 11kms away from the fort. Umaid Bhawan Palace: Palace was designed by Henry Vaughan Lancaster. Taj Hotels are managing this Palace. Umaid Bhawan Palace Attractions are Umaid Bhawan’s Zodiac Club, The Museum, and Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel. Art Deco style...

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