Monday, March 1, 2010

Gujari Mahal, Gwalior

Gujari Mahal is a palace inside the Gwalior Fort at Gwalior. This palace is at a lower region near the base of the fort. It was built by Tomar ruler Man Singh in 1486-1516 for his queen Mrignayani. Rectangular in shape, it measures 71m x 60m. There is a courtyard surrounded by 28 rectangular rooms. On all four corners there are cenotaphs. Entire palace is decorated with color tiles.



In 1920, the palace is converted int0 a museum. The galleries of the museum display the archeological heritage of the period from B.C. to 17th A.D. The exhibits include stone idols, bronze idols, inscriptions, miniature paintings, terracotta figures, coins and arms and armories.

Timing of this museum is from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm daily except Monday.

47 comments:

Nalini Hebbar said...

Spectacular photo...where was it clicked from?
very informative site...way to go!

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for your visit on my post about my life in Indonesia. Thank you also for your kind words.
Your post about the Gwalior Fort is interesting and I always wonder how those buildings are always in such good conditions.

sandeep said...

luvly shot!

Protege said...

Very symmetrical building. I am sure the museum must be an experience to visit.;)
Have a nice Monday,
xo
Zuzana

V Rakesh said...

Wow! Spectacular picture! Looks awesome!

Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh! March has arrived and maybe this awful winter will be gone... Happy Holi. Great Festival of Colours!!

Wow! Gwalior!! One day I'll visit it... ;)

Meanwhile, Blogtrotter 2 is still in Haiti, now at Malfini Beach. Hope you enjoy and have a great week!!

Tarun Mitra said...

from where did u took this picture?? nice picture

Anya said...

Thanks for the very interesting information about Gujari Mahal :-)

indicaspecies said...

Superb. From where did you shoot this aerial view of the Gujari Mahal?

Wishing you a happy Holi.:)

Carver said...

That looks like an enormous palace. Great that it's a museum and people can go see the exhibits which sound fascinating.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous capture of another gorgeous place in your world. How I would love to visit there! Have a great week, Rajesh!

Sylvia

maryt/theteach said...

Rajesh, Excellent view from above! Did you do a Ruby Tuesday post? :)

JOE TODD said...

Lovely-- Can't beat museums and galleries

Dirkjogt said...

Wow, looks great!

Photo Cache said...

that is a must see, i hope you will feature the museum next time.

btw, is the museum free?

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Pooch Morning Glory said...

rajesh

that is such a beautiful structure. i always think when i read your posts that if i ever get to india, i could tour all over following your posts.
i would love to see all of it.

~laura

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rajesh: It is just amazing to me living in the New World to here these dates. What a wonderful structure and it really needs to be preserved.

SandyCarlson said...

Lovely gift for a queen! Just beautiful.

George said...

This looks like a wonderful palace-museum. Your picture is is superb.

Ebie said...

A very well preserved architecture. Great aerial shot!

Anu said...

this is beautiful! where did u get such a vantage point???

Vicky said...

Amazing photo!!!!

LadyFi said...

It looks huge!

Cybele's patch said...

Such an impressive building. Great post again.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

WOW! What an amazing palace!! Sure you had a great time there :)

Jeevan said...

The picture had a lovely view and u r words are information. thanks

Wolynski said...

Actually this looks like a fort as well - seems ready to be defended. What a pretty place.

Tony londra said...

Gujari Mahal is a palace, This is looking very great and location is very awesome. what is price of this mahal.

Hazel said...

It's wonderful that such an edifice continues to exist as a museum. The public benefits; even some of us (like me) who haven't visited India yet are enjoying the sight.

Indrani said...

I would love to see the interiors.

Pat said...

That is a beautiful palace/museum. It looks like it's next to a forest or jungle.

Pam said...

What a wonderful view of the museum. It looks like you were standing on a mountain side when you took it.

Gattina said...

Beautiful again, and so interesting ! I have a roundtrip through India on my travel list, lol !

joshi daniel said...

what a view you have captured!

Sumandebray said...

very interesting information about Gujari Mahal
Happy Holi

Tammie Lee said...

huge and surely ornate like so many Indian dwellings!

Glennis said...

great shot of the palace, it looks very impressive and its nice that its now a museum so everyone can enjoy the lovely place.

Eden said...

Such a beautiful palace. It is so big. Great shot!

magiceye said...

wow! amazing!

Rinkly Rimes said...

What a pity it's so far away! I'd love to visit.

Arija said...

A wonderful shot from above, as clear as an elevation drawing. A wonderfully well preserved fort.

jay said...

What a spectacular building! And a nice aerial shot, too. I've always felt I'd love to live in a place like that, with it's own courtyard.

On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week! :)

Roger Owen Green said...

Gorgeous! And I'm GRATEFUL for the history lesson as well.

Rajesh said...

Nalini, Tarun, Celine, Anu: Thanks, the snap was taken from the top portion of the fort. After crossing Man Mandir Palace and Juhar Kund, one can reach a spot from where one get to see this view.

Reader, Fishing Guy: Thanks, this fort is very huge. Yet some of the monuments have been maintained pretty well.

Sandeep, Rakesh, Anya, Joe, Maryt, Dirk, Laura, Sandy, George, Ebie, Vicky, LadyFi, Cybele, Wolynski, Tony: Thanks for the appreciation.

Protege, Indrani: Thanks. Unfortunately we were in Gwalior on Monday. Since it is closed we had to give it a miss.

Trotter, Sylvia, Gattina, Rinkly: Thanks, you will really like it.

Jeevan, Bhavesh, Pat, Pam, Joshi, Suman, Tammie, Eden, Magiceye, Arija, Jay, Roger: Thanks for the appreciation.

Carver, Hazel, Glennis: Thanks, that way it will be maintained well also.

Photo Cache: Thanks. Unfortunately we were in Gwalior on Monday. Since it is closed we had to give it a miss. Entry museum is not free.

Deepak Acharya said...

I liked the way you captured the mahal.

deepazartz said...

Gr8 info and a gr8 pic! Did you capture the pic? How did you manage the aerial view?

Rajesh said...

Deepazartz: Thanks, the snap was taken from the top portion of the fort. After crossing Man Mandir Palace and Juhar Kund, one can reach a spot from where one get to see this view.