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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

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


India palaces forts part two

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

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


India palaces forts part two

Jaisalmer Fort sandstone wall

Also known as Sonar Qila

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


India palaces forts part two

Mehrangarh Fort sandstone wall

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


India palaces forts part two

UMAID BHAWAM PALACE sandstone wall

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





India palaces forts part two

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

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

mocampos@gmail.com

Music: Aaja Mahiya