Madhavendra Bhavan & Courtyard

Madhavendra Bhavan, Nahargarh Fort
Courtyard, Madhavendra Bhavan
Beautiful Doorways
The stunning Madhavendra Bhavan and it's enclosed courtyard and beautiful doorways.
It is located within the Nahargarh Fort, situated at the top of the cliff overlooking Jaipur. Although the Fort itself is might impressive and offers stunning views of the city down below, the palace located within seems to be a forgotten treasure. It houses 12 identical suites for the Maharaja's several queens and one entire portion devoted to the Raja himself. I found it devoid of much activity and you are allowed to explore every nook and cranny across the three floors. Wandering through the intricate corridors and colorful stained glass doors and some really small passageways, I could imagine the life of the residents at those time. Truly Royal Rajasthan.

Posted at at 11:36 AM on Saturday, January 30, 2010 by Posted by Sid | 7 comments   | Filed under: , , , , , , ,

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
The Hawa Mahal was used by the queens and ladies within the palace to glimpse on the life outside in the bazaars. It stands at the intersection of Johari Bazaar and Tripolia Bazaar.
I must admit I was a little disappointed by the Hawa Mahal. I had formed a picture of a much grander structure and I actually confirmed with nearby shopkeepers if this was indeed it!

Posted at at 8:04 PM on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 by Posted by Sid | 7 comments   | Filed under: , , ,

Welcome to Rajasthan

Diwan-i-Khas, City Palace, Jaipur
Welcome to Rajasthan

This was the place where the Maharaja met convoys from other kingdoms/countries.
I made a visit to Jaipur for a couple of days and returned with great experiences and some pictures. First holiday destination of the New Year!

Posted at at 10:28 AM on by Posted by Sid | 2 comments   | Filed under: , , , ,

Beautiful, Naked

Beautiful, Naked

Posted at at 11:08 AM on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 by Posted by Sid | 2 comments   | Filed under: , , , , ,