Monday, June 7, 2010

Jehanghir Palace, 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 three storied most impressive palace, which is a fine example of of Indo-Islamic architecture. The harmony in the construction of palace can be seen in hanging balconies, topped domes and lovely onion shaped domes around the central courtyard.

This palace is more airy and lighted since it has countless windows and pierced stone screens looking out over the skyline to the west. In the other direction one can see a sea of treetops and ruined temples.

45 comments:

V Rakesh said...

Brilliant pictures!

Zuzana said...

Beautiful and majestic. I am so astounded over how much beauty India holds; there is so much you are able to share with each post. It is almost an endless possibility to travel.
xo

Jesson Balaoing said...

I like your blog,... nice post keep blogging...

jabblog said...

To live with such light and air and beautiful views in every direction must have been a great privilege.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

What a stunning old historical building full of history and legend.

JM said...

Another gorgeous palace! Have you any idea of how many there are in India? :-)

Sylvia K said...

Magnificent captures as always! And another very interesting palace! How beautiful it is! Have a great week, Rajesh!

Sylvia

Carver said...

The palace is impressive and very beautiful.

Leena said...

You have there incredible buildings and history to see and show.

It could be wonderful to see some of them in person.

Happy week to you, Rajesh!

ewok1993 said...

another impressive fort. fantastic architectural design.

joo said...

Beautiful palace! There are so many amazing places inyour country!

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

beautiful place and architecture always...thanks for sharing!

J Bar said...

Terrific.
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SandyCarlson said...

Utterly astounding. What a beautiful blend of aesthetics.

magiceye said...

wonderfully captured!

Ann said...

Do you have to pay to visit? Who maintains them?

kavita said...

Nice to see this amazing historical wonder through your eyes...beautiful captures!

LadyFi said...

Another magnificent palace!

Eden said...

Beautiful pictures. Amazing architecture. Thank you for sharing.

Wolynski said...

What a gorgeous structure - beautiful. Does anyone live in these places anymore?

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rhajesh: Your country certainly builds magnificent structures.

Pam said...

You live in a beautiful world, Rahesh.

biologion said...

very beautiful photos! lovely place!

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Didn't know this was located in Madhya Pradesh!!! Thanks!!!

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joshi daniel said...

nice and calm!

Jacob said...

Very impressive and somehow a calming place...I can definitely see the "harmony" of which you speak!

Jesson Balaoing said...

nice place i love it, i follow you, and i think you have visit my blog to and made a comment on it, I'm looking forward for the comment. happy blogging.

Glennis said...

Does look a most impressive palace, and in very good repair too. Nice that there are so many windows, the place would be cool too.

Indrani said...

Great captures! Amazing architecture.

George said...

This is a very impressive, beautiful palace. All of the elements blend together wonderfully. It's wonderful that it (and the palace in the post below) have been preserved so well. Thanks for taking us to both of them.

Babli said...

Amazing and very beautiful place. The pictures are marvellous and I feel like visiting the place.

eileeninmd said...

Another impressive palace. Great photos!

Diane AZ said...

The stone screens look interesting and it is nice to let light in. It would be wonderful to visit this palace.

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Rajesh said...

JM: Thanks, I have no idea how many of these are in India. But definetely they are a lot.

Rakesh, Zuzana, Jesson, Jenice, Phivos, Sylvia, Carver, ewok1993, Joo, Coffeeveggie, J Bar, Sandy, Deepak: Thanks for the appreciation.

Leena, Bhushavali, Babli: Thanks, it is a nice place to experience in person.

Kavita, LadyFi, Eden, Wolynski, Fishing Guy, Pam, biologion, Joshi, Jacob, Glennis, George, Indrani, eileeninmd, Diane: Thanks for the appreciation.

Ann: There is a entry fee to each of these monuments.

Jeevan said...

Interesting!

reg said...

absolutely beautiful pictures from a great Nation

Life Ramblings said...

what an impressive palace. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

eden said...

Great capture of the beautiful palace.

Happy Ruby Tuesday

Regina said...

Exquisite place.
Have a great week.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Beautiful palace and such a piece of history!!

Happy Tuesday!!

My ruby entry is "Skipping Rocks" - a sculpture. Hope you can find time to visit with me today!

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Rajesh said...

Jeevan, reg, Ramblings, Eden, Regina, Anni: Thanks for the appreciation.

magiceye said...

impressive!

Arpana said...

The monuments-the clicks are really impressive!

Rajesh said...

Deepak, Arpana: Thanks for the appreciation.