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Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal

in Architecture, History, Musuem, North India, Rajasthan | 0 comments

Hawa Mahal is a Palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Hawa Mahal means Palace of Winds. Maharaja Sawai had built this Palace after it was designed by Lal Chand Ustad. It is so attractive in the form of Crown of Krishna.   What to see at Hawa Mahal: Lattice Work is the major attractions of this mahal. Main intension of this lattice work is to allow the royal ladies to see the day to day life of common persons.  It has unique 5 storey exterior. This has 953 small miniature windows and look like honey comb web with portholes. These are carved with domes, finials and sandstone grills.  All the windows were decorated with Lattice Work. Pink and Red Sandstone structure used to construct this Mahal.   It is pyramidal shape monument. Architecture of this monument is so beautiful. Unique facade of this monument comes with veritable mass of semi octagonal bays. At the centre of the courtyard visitors can see beautiful fountains. Inside rooms of the mahal looks so attractive with different colored marbles. This monument reflects Islamic Mughal architecture and Rajput architecture. Arches and inlay filigree are the best examples for Islamic style and floral patterns, Lotus, Fluted Pillars, and domed Canopies are the best examples for Rajput Style. Inside the courtyard, archaeological museum is situated. Breeze coming from the small holes gives the effect of cooling. Ramps have to be used to reach top two floors.   What to see around Hawa Mahal: Jantar Mantar:  This monument has been awarded as largest stone observatory in the world. Instruments are used to measure the time. It is located 1km away from the Mahal. Nahargarh: For the protection of Ajmer this was constructed. It is located on the Aravalli hills. It is located 3kms away from the Mahal. City Palace museum: Ancient manuscripts of Hindu Scriptures are the major attraction of this museum. It is located 1km away from the Mahal. Albert Hall Museum: Major attractions of this museum are crystal works, metal sculptures, ivory goods, pottery and natural stones, Chiselled brassware, exquisite Jewellery, rare paintings. It is located 2kms away from the Mahal. Amber Fort: In the medieval history this fort played a major role. True lifestyle of...

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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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Bal Samand Lake Palace

Bal Samand Lake Palace

in Architecture, Jodhpur, Nature, North India, Palace, Rajasthan, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

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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Maha Mandir Temple

Maha Mandir Temple

in Architecture, Jodhpur, North India, Rajasthan, Temple | 0 comments

Maha Mandir Temple is an ancient temple in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. This temple has great historical values. It is located on the coast of Mansagar Pond. This pond was made by King Mansingh. This pond never be filled with water. In case if it was filled, within 3 days it was re-emptied. Reason behind this is, Pond has sandy base.   What to see in Maha Mandir Temple: Stone work of this temple is so famous. Yogic Postures of stone work at this temple is well known throughout the world. This temple is located 2kms away from Jodhpur. It was built in 1812. This temple was carved with 84 pillars. In the premises of this temple several shrines and temples can be seen. Architecture of this temple is most unforgettable thing. Traditional motifs can be seen on the pillars and walls of the temple. Master architecture of this temple is supported by 14 pillars. Yoga training class use to hold at this temple in beautifully designed hall. Figures depicting several postures of Yoga can be seen here. Royal architecture is the major attractions among the tourists.   What to see around Maha Mandir Temple: 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 5kms away from Maha Mandir Temple. 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 6kms away from Maha Mandir Temple. 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 3kms away from Maha Mandir Temple. Umaid Garden: Major attractions of this garden are fountains, seasonal flowers, roses, towering Ashoka Trees, Green Lawns. Area covered by this garden is 82 acres. Inside...

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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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Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park

in Jeep Safari, Nature, North India, Rajasthan, Valley, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

Ranthambore National Park is the largest national park in Rajasthan. In 1955, this was established as Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary by Government of India.  In 1973 it was declared as Project Tiger Reserve. In 1980, it became national park.  This sanctuary is known for its tigers. In this place, tigers can be seen even during the day time. Other major attractions of this place are Leopard, Chital, Wild Boar, Nilgai, Hyena, Sambar, Sloth bear. This is home place to huge variety of reptiles, birds, Plants and trees.   What to see at Ranthambore National Park: Bakaula: Thickly forest region of this park is known as Bakaula Region. It consists of water holes, many small poles, and dense forests. National park at this region is having plenty of wildlife. Major attraction of this place is Tigresses with young cubs. Other attractions of this place are birds and small animals such as monkeys, Squirrels etc. Lakarda Anantpura: This area is located at northern region of the park. Sloth bears are the major attraction of this place. Ant hills can be seen here. These hills are favourite to the bears. Sometimes hyenas can be seen here. Raj Bagh Ruins: By seeing this place, visitors will get an idea that this is not only a national park but also a reminder of the past events. At this place visitors can see stone structures such as domes, Palace outhouses; arches and steps give the area an aura. This type of place cannot be seen anywhere in the world. Malik Talao: In 3 lakes of the park, it is the smallest lake. Different kind of birds can be seen here. Crocodiles are the major attractions of this lake. This is the best place to see the hunting of Kingfisher for small fishes. Rajbagh Talao: This is the picturesque place of the 3 lakes. Huge number of birds and animals come to this place for feeding. Birds riding the dears can be seen here while they were having their food. Padam Talao: It is the largest lake in the park. In the season water lilies are the major attraction of this lake. During the morning and before sunset plenty of animals come to this place.  ...

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