Thursday, June 3, 2010

Jehanghir Mahal, Orchha

Orchha (State: Madhya Pradesh) has an imposing fort, dating back to the 16th century. The Fort Complex contains magnificent palaces of the Bundela kings presenting a matchless spectacle of those times.

One of such palace is 17th century palace, the Jehanghir Mahal. It is a magnificent structure and grandest of all palaces in Orchha. This was built by then King Bir Singh Deo between 1605 and 1627 to commemorate the visit of Emperor Jahanghir to Orchha. It is a three storied building, which is a fine example of of Indo-Islamic architecture.

The main entrance of the palace is east-facing facade, which is covered with turquoise tiles. The arrival of Raja was announced by the ringing of bells of the beautiful stone elephants that guards the stairway.

50 comments:

Babli said...

Jehangir Mahal is very beautiful and lovely architecture. Very nicely described with gorgeous picture.

Zuzana said...

Incredibly impressive. What a grand building with such intricate details.
xoxo

joo said...

It's such a beautiful palace! Your country is amazing!

Deepak Acharya said...

It truly looks marvelous !

Travel Tips said...

I have been to Jehanghir Mahal once and its simply timeless

Sucharita Sarkar said...

Mughal architecture is always so grand and imposing!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Thanks for creating awareness of little known but magnificent historical monuments

Ram

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shots !!This place is full of history and culture !!Unseen Rajasthan

Kunal Bhatia said...

Orccha is one of those many hidden gems scattered across India. Glad to find you blogging about them. Greetings from Mumbai.
- Mindless Mumbai

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

That's a typical Moghul Masterpiece!!!

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Brit Gal Sarah said...

I swear India has as much architectural history and interest as England, great shots.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous captures as always, Rajesh! Such an interesting post! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Jingle said...

beautiful buildings!

Carol said...

Impressive architecture!

Carver said...

It's amazing to me how intricate the work is on the fort. It must take forever to do the carvings.

Pearl Maple said...

Magnificant building full of interesting details, thanks for adding to our Sky Watch Friday party. Always fun to see what you find to share with us every week.

Regina said...

Magnificent structures!
Thank you for the tour.
Happy SWF.

Dharma Shots said...

Magnificent structures, wonderful to look at.

Spiderdama said...

Impressive and beautiful architecture! Great photos:-)

Kcalpesh said...

Awesome, Wonderful & Impressive!

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Coffeeveggie addict. said...

Indeed,a magnificient structure of the palace,great
History

ewok1993 said...

you have impressive architecture.

Diane AZ said...

Wonderful building and details! I even see little elephants on top of the second story columns.

Eaglesbrother said...

Simply amazing structures...great carvings and details.
True Art.

Kirigalpoththa said...

marvellous!

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

I never knew such a beautiful monument existed !Thank you, Rajesh.

Manang Kim said...

Wow I am always stunned by how these forts are build. Love that tiny window on top of the building just majestic to me. Happy weekend!

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LadyFi said...

Magnificent - and with elephants! Wonderful and playful.

V Rakesh said...

Absolutely marvelous! Your space is undoubtedly an authority of Indian historical facts and edifices!

Mridula said...

Orchha is indeed a beautiful town, good to see pictures of it.

Jeevan said...

Interesting rajesh! I wonder why we aren't interested in building such structures or smiling ones instead of just praise in amazing!

eileeninmd said...

Awesome looking structure, very impressive. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

magiceye said...

wow
very impressive!

radha said...

maginificent structure. I have never been to MP. It is so vast... where does one begin?

Mama Zen said...

How beautiful!

Pietro said...

Magnificent fort! Really an amazing building!

Robin said...

Such an amazing building, the architecture is so different from what we see here in Israel.

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Janie said...

Wow, this is a magnificent structure, so ornate!

Pooch Morning Glory said...

gorgeous fort! beautiful shot rajesh
~laura

Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh! That's even more impressive than the magnificent forts I've visited in India!!

Blogtrotter Two is departing Turkey 2009! Enjoy the views and have a great week ahead!!

xinex said...

What a magnificent building and so amazing for its age...Christine

SmilingSally said...

The sky is so pale blue. Happy Blue Monday.

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

Oh - great buildings :9

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Pie said...

What a beautiful place to visit.

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Briarside Lane said...

Wonderful architecture. It is nice to visit around the world through the eyes of bloggers. Thank you.
...Karen

Kristin said...

Another beautiful building and architecture. Simply magnificent.

Rajesh said...

Sucharita: Thanks, it is a blend of Indo-Islamic architecture.

Babli, Zuzana, Joo, Tips, Ram, Bharath, Kunal, Bhushavali, Sylvia, Sarah, Jingle, Carver, Carol, Maple, Regina, Spiderdama, Coffeeveggie, ewok1993: Thanks for the appreciation.

Radha: Thanks. Yes MP is a vast place. You have in plenty both nature an architecture. Bhopal is on good starting point.

Dharma, Kcalpesh, Diane, Kirigalpoththa, Raji, Kim, LadyFi, Rakesh, Mridula, Jeevan, eileeninmd, Deepak, Zen, Pietro, Robin, Janie, Laura, Trotter, Xinex, Sally, Brigitta, Pie, Karen, Kristin: Thanks for the appreciation.

Nishant Singh said...

Loved your post sirji.

Just noticed your Incredible India fact! Amazing fact there! :D

Rajesh said...

Nishanth: Thank you.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I love how you 'communicate' India!! What a stunning place. YAM xx