maharanas and glass inlays…

 

city palace

relics from the city palace, udaipur, 2008

probably the most beautiful palace site in the country at the moment – beats the mysore palace hands down. its being maintained by the trust of the royal family and is still privately managed. various sections of the palace were built by different rajput kings and the architecture keeps changing every dozen minutes of walking. the colours in the palace also reflect the nature of architecture and the taste of the builder – so you’ll suddenly be walking through the queen’s appartments from maharana udai singh’s time, strong hues of orange and yellow while rana pratap’s quarters are much more austere with white marble but intricate stone inlay. it’s a riot of colours and glass work, not to mention, you could still breathe the pungent history of the place… 

a must visit for anyone stepping into the southern heart of rajasthan…

 

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~ by mentalsyrup on March 9, 2009.

2 Responses to “maharanas and glass inlays…”

  1. how do you get to travel so much? i mean, sometimes, i wish i were one of those people who get paid to travel and then write about it… 🙂

  2. dharma: pull out that map, find a weekend…and i’m sure you’ll have lots of stories to tell as well 🙂

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