Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Riverside Palace, Gondal

The Riverside Palace in Gondal one of the many palaces in this city. Presently this property is a heritage hotel where one can taste of royal splendour.

This magnificent structure was built in 1880 by Maharajah Bhagwat Sinhji for the then Crown Prince of Gondal. It has a well furnished living room with colonial style with chandelier, antique wooden furniture and sofas.

We could not take snaps inside as it was not allowed.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Kevda Masjidh, Champaner

This masjid inside the Citadel of Champaner, in Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park is one of the many beautiful mosque built during the reign of Mahmud Begda between 15th and 16th century.

It is rectangular on plan with a double storeyed main prayer hall. There are two minarets on either side of the central arched entrance.

The windows provided with pillared balcony are beautiful and exquisitely decorated. The minarets are beautifully carved and niches are filled with floral and geometrical designs.

Originally the mosque had three domes built above the prayer hall but the largest central dome has collapsed.

One can also see the birds in the open space around this place.