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India: Palaces & forts ( part two). 6°Junagarh Fort (Bikaner) Built 1587-93 By Maharaja Rai Singh Style Rajput Dynasty Rathore Rajput. 9°Umaid Bhawan Palace (Jodpur) Built 1935 By Maharaja Umaid Singh Style Art Deco Dynasty Rathore Rajput. 7°Jaisalmer Fort Built 1156

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India: Palaces & forts

( part two)

6°Junagarh Fort (Bikaner)

Built 1587-93

By Maharaja Rai Singh

Style Rajput

Dynasty Rathore Rajput

9°Umaid Bhawan Palace (Jodpur)

Built 1935

By Maharaja Umaid Singh

Style Art Deco

Dynasty Rathore Rajput

7°Jaisalmer Fort

Built 1156

By Rao Jaisal

Style Rajput

Dynasty Bhati Rajput

10°City Palace of Udaipur

Built 1559

By Maharana Udai Singh

Style Rajput

Dynasty Sisodia

11°Lake Palace Hotel (Udaipur)

Built 1746

By Rana Jagat SinghII

Style Rajput

Dinasty Sisodia

8° Mehrangarh Fort (Jodpur)

Built 1459

By Rao Jodha Singh

Style Rajput

Dinasty Rathore Rajput


A citadel never conquered, protected by a 3.225 foot long sandstone wall

Lavishly decorated with red & gold patterns, mirrows and half precious gems


Jaisalmer Fort

Also known as Sonar Qila

Constructed with blocks of golden sandstone, sets up on the Trikuta hill


Mehrangarh Fort

Kipling said “Creation of angels, fairies and giants”, decorated with mirrows, gold leaf gilt & colored glasses


UMAID BHAWAM PALACE

Built with pink sandstone, it´s the last of the great palaces in India and the biggest private residence

A part of the building is now runned as an Hotel


Jaisalmer, on the left the Real Palace, on the right the Lake Palace Hotel


The Real Palace, famous for the beauty of the 3 glass & mosaic’s peacocks


Lake palace hotel, like a dream built in marble in the midle of Lake Pichola


Palaces and forts, legacy of India’s rich & varied history

Their walls contain stories not only of royals but of builders, masons, craftmen along with foot soldiers, ladies in waiting, eunucs, dancing girls…

By Maria

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Music: Aaja Mahiya


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