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.

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  1. Mridula January 30, 2010 at 9:53 PM

    I like both the shots involving the doors and the birds add a charm to the first one!

  2. Sid January 30, 2010 at 11:14 PM

    #Mridula: Thanks! The pigeons were all around the places that I went. And they were flying away at all the right times :) Kind of waiting for me to click.

  3. wandering soul February 2, 2010 at 12:20 AM

    Nice shots.. especially loved the framing of the last two.
    And it must have been delightful to roam around the palace without any restrictions .. and like mridula said, i see a lot of pigeons flying around beautifully adding to the composition.

  4. Anonymous February 2, 2010 at 9:21 AM

    @ sid,

    royal rajasthan at its best.

    nicely taken.

    cheers !

  5. Sid February 2, 2010 at 9:44 AM

    #Neelima: It was seriously wonderful to just roam about as though the palaces were your own. Almost all areas are left open and in fact you can easily get lost there! And I didn't care for any of the guides as well, gave me that much more freedom.

    #Vamsi: Glad you liked the pictures. Welcome!

  6. Quirky February 3, 2010 at 8:24 AM

    Your pix make me wanna visit those places..N the 1st shot is oh so beautiful !

  7. Sid February 4, 2010 at 9:46 AM

    #Quirky: You should make trips soon! Especially since first paycheck would be in bank by now :)