Tag: Palaces

Colorful Rajasthan: Jodhpur – Umaid Bhawan Palace

Our second day in Jodhpur started quite early. Though we had not planned to do too much of sightseeing today, there was still a lot to do and Ekta wanted some hours spared specifically for shopping. So after a hectic breakfast, we were up and out on the streets again. There were an auto rickshaw at the end of the street and we hired one for a package, INR 300.00 for the Umaid Bhawan Palace and then a drop to Mehrangarh. The Umaid Bhawan Palace was the result of a natural calamity, commissioned by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1929...

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Inside the Pink City of Jaipur

By the time we came down from the Nahargarh fort, it was late afternoon. The tourist places in Jaipur start closing down by 5:00 PM so we had to hurry up a bit on our next stops. Moreover, Ekta had never been able to visit Hawa Mahal in her previous trips to Jaipur and was very particular about havingĀ  a good look at this famed landmark of Jaipur. So we decided to skip lunch and devote the spare time to a nobler cause, fulfilling the demands of my wife. The Pink City Founded in 1727 by Sawai Jaisingh, the...

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Jag Mandir Palace at Lake Pichola, Udaipur at Night

[divider invisible] This photograph of Jag Mandir Island Palace was taken by us when we ventured out to do some shopping. It was pitch dark in the lake with only the two palaces shining in the night. The tripod and the 18-200 mm lens are the only reasons I managed to take the photograph, hardly any skills involved. The palace looked surreal as if floating on water. The boats in the front added to the charm...

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Royalty @ Madurai

Built in 1636 AD by, Thirumalai Nayak Palace is a beautiful palace located in the heart of Madurai. An abode of the Nayaka kings of Madurai, this palace has seen many kingdoms rise and crumble to dust. After getting done with the darshan at Meenakshi Temple, we were in search of food. Luckily our auto driver knew one Rajesh Hotel and dropped us there. It was a Marwari hotel serving thaalis what can easily be termed as deliciously awesome! I did 8 chapaatis and rice and Sandy managed 11! So after a sumptuous meal, we were ready for our...

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