Palace & Fort

 

Laxmi Vilas Palace

Laxmi Vilas Palace at Vadodara: A royal heritage of the Gaekwads

Think of any palace you have ever visited, how do you describe them? mesmerizingly elegant, royal, absurdly gigantic, an epitome of history and legacy. Now, what do they all have in common? a regal durbar, an ostentatious collection of jewels, an intimidating armoury, paintings. The Laxmi Vilas Palace has all these ...
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Mahabat Maqbara

Uperkot Fort and Mahabat Maqbara: The antics of Junagadh

After an exhausting yet exciting day at Somnath, my next destination on the weekend trip was the old fort city of Junagadh. Junagadh, a small town in the foot of the Girnar hills, has an intriguing history spanning over two millenniums. The town has seen multiple change of regimes, some ...
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City Palace Udaipur

Photostory : The City Palace of Udaipur

Udaipur apart from connoting royalty is also acclaimed as one of the most romantic and photogenic places in India. Currently, the city palace of Udaipur is perhaps the most regal palace of India. A quaint yet imposing royal palace standing against the shimmering glare of a large artificial lake. This photostory ...
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Jaipur # 1 : Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort

Rajasthan was a long awaited trip. There are two things to see in Rajasthan - its desert and its magnificent forts. I was on a 5 day trip to Rajasthan which included Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Ajmer; so basically I was covering the royal part of Rajasthan. We were four ...
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City Palace, Jaipur

Jaipur #2 : The City Palace & Hawa Mahal

The City Palace of Jaipur is located in the heart of Jaipur City along with the Jantar Mantar and the Hawa Mahal. The palace was constructed during the reign of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, who ruled Amber from 1699 to 1744. The palace was constructed during 1729-32 after Sawai Jai ...
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The Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur

Jodhpur, known as the "Blue City" was the second destination after the "Pink City", Jaipur in our Rajasthan trip. Jodhpur was the capital of the Marwar kingdom and has beautiful forts and palaces which attracts visitors to this small yet beautiful city ...
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Agra Fort

Agra Fort: A historical marvel in the shadow of Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is arguably the most beautiful monument in the world and therefore with time has rightly become synonymous with Agra. However, when you visit Agra, there is the Agra fort too, which is an exemplary monument especially for architectural enthusiasts and history lovers. Although the construction of the fort is ...
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