Stills from Jaipur: City Palace, Amer Fort
We visited Jaipur and surrounding areas a little while ago. We shall be sharing some glimpses of the grandeur and beautiful architecture of the Land of Raja's and over the coming few days with you. This post is the first in the series and contains pictures taken in City Palace Jaipur and Amer Palace.
In the picture above you can see the grandeur of the Chandra Mahal City Palace. Chandra Mahal is the royal residence. At the top, you can see the Pentacolour royal flag hoisted. You can read more about the City Palace here.
Above picture was taken of one of the gate and balcony in Chandra Mahal. Its has very detailed and exquisite Peacock pattern,
Above you can see the royal carriages which were used in the past to transport the King and Queen. A few other such carriages can also be seen here and this place is called Bhaggi Khana
The still above is taken of one of the gates in the Diwan-i-Aam corridor leading to the Chandra Mahal.
32 Gun and Arrow display is seen in Diwan-i-Aam is an attraction that is unique and makes for a perfect picture opportunity.
Above you can see the Bhairon Temple located in the Jantar Mantar Complex Jaipur. This is a small temple and is usually overlooked compared the grand Sundial, The small temple beside the tree was too compelling a composition not to be clicked.
Below you will see the pictures I captured of the Amer fort. This multi-level fort is one of the main attraction of tourists in Jaipur. This fort is recognized UNESCO Wrld heritage site. It's a must visit location for people visiting Jaipur. You can read more about the Amer Fort here.
View of the Amer Fort from Amer Jaipur Road. The fort is a marvel to look at. To check out how the Amer Fort looked in 1860, click here to view a watercolor rendition of the same by William Simpson.
The Suraj Pol(SunGate) as seen from inside the Fort courtyard. Everything inside the Fort is grand.
Diwan-i-Aam or the Public Audience Hall. Built with a double row of columns, the Diwan-i-Aam is a raised platform with 27 colonnades, each of which is mounted with an elephant-shaped capital, with galleries above it. As the name suggests, the Raja(King) held audience here to hear and receive petitions from the public
A view of the Sheesh Mahal(Jai Mandir) as seen from Sukh Niwas(Mahal), When we visited the place was being renovated.
View of the Mirrored ceiling in the Mirror Palace.
A shot of the Baradari pavilion at Man Singh I Palace Square.
I shall be sharing more pictures from the visit in the upcoming days, do let us know how do you like the pictures in the comments