Thursday, February 17, 2011

Jaisalmer Fort Palace Museum

The magnificent Golden Fort of Jaisalmer (State: Rajasthan) is constructed by the renowned Rajput ruler Jaisal in 1156 on the Trikuta hills. The fort contains both ancient and modern structures. There are majestic palaces and Jain temples inside the fort.

Royal Palace of 19the century, also known as Raj Mahal inside the fort is a grand structure. Constructed in lime stone, this is a imposing seven-storied palace. It is also used as museum as well as heritage center. The lattice work on the windows show cases the excellent craftsmanship of the people.

One can enjoy the marvelous beauty of the Royal Palace from all angles from the big courtyard enclosed in the fort. This place might have been used for the ceremonies and celebrations of the Dussehra festivals in those days.

52 comments:

Team G Square said...

wonderful photos and description . Lovely place to visit .

Cloudia said...

Aloha from Honolulu
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V Rakesh said...

Majestic!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Incredible monument full of interesting history!

Jama said...

What a magnificent building! I love visiting such historical building.

Rizalenio said...

The details of this building is really exquisite. Would you know how many years they normally finish/create something this wonderful? Totally a display of an excellent craftmanship.

Jeevan said...

Amazing arts and crafts work on the windows and balconies! Enchanting beauty Rajesh. Well captured angle.

Zuzana said...

Have you posted about this place before, I seem to recognize the structure on the last picture.;)
Have a lovely day,
xoxo

Beyond Horizon said...

Royal indeed!!!

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Jaisalmer!! Waiting to make this journey. A dream place right?

Sridharan said...

Rajasthan forts & Palaces are always enchanting. this one is no exception

joo said...

Beautiful place! I love the ornaments in the first photo and the perspective in the second one!

Mama Zen said...

How beautiful!

Rekha said...

Rajasthan has some lovely palaces and hawelis, doesn't it? nice shot

Spiderdama said...

Really Royal!! Great building and work.
Wish you a happy weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Intricate carving indeed! And beautiful. I had to take a second look at the name of this Palace -- Rah Mahal.

I'm glad that it is open as a museum and place to learn.!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific post for the day as always, Rajesh! Not only the beautiful museum, but such lovely blue skies and soft clouds! Marvelous captures! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Kim, USA said...

I imagine this palace has a courtyard as big as somebody's house. Great capture thanks for sharing!
Sky Watch

Photo Cache said...

the details are exceptional.

did anyone know how many of these forts/palaces there are in india?

happy weekend, happy skywatching.

My skywatch

Kay L. Davies said...

What a spectacular place, Rajesh. It's beautiful. The first photo looks like a wedding cake, the building is so intricate. And it's hard for me to imagine the year 1156 because Canada is so young.
And I noticed your fact #22 -- did you know Canada is now a source of diamonds?
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

lotusleaf said...

Wonderful pictures, as always!

Carver said...

The lattice work is very beautiful and I like all the balconies.

LV said...

Enjoy your photos so much and the history behind them.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Very interesting. Another treasure of India.

SandyCarlson said...

Mmmm... Yes. As I type, I see the eyes of an elephant. I can't look. I feel for Ganesh. Tomorrow. Beautiful post.

magiceye said...

wow! lovely shots of intricate work

Lakshmi said...

wow..another place on my must see list

ladyfi said...

Magnificent! What wonderful intricate work on those balconies.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

My Sky Watch, happy weekend!

Regina said...

Beautiful details!
Happy SWF.
Enjoy your weekend.

bracomfotografie said...

wondderful architecture photos, very nice composed, have a good SK friday

Bram

alicesg said...

The palace is magnificient and love the architectural designs. Have a nice weekend.

Life Ramblings said...

such lovely architecture of the fort. i bet the interior is exquisitely beautiful too.

Luna Miranda said...

the lattice work is simply amazing! gosh, i dream of the day that i can visit all the magnificent buildings you have posted here.

YOSEE said...

Beautiful pictures.
Jaisalmer and Mehrangarh have been in my bucket list for a long long time. Yet to realise the dream !.....

eden said...

Impressive. Great shots.

George said...

The lattices are truly incredible. The workmanship is simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Diane AZ said...

Beautiful palace and sky. I like the different patterns in the lattice work, very intricate. Thank you!

Gary said...

Another grand tour; keep going. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

LV said...

I enjoy seeing and learning about old buildings, and their history. Nicely done.

eileeninmd said...

It is a beautiful palace! Wonderful photos Rajesh!

Swapna John said...

Great place. Rajasthan is really incredibe, would love to visit one day

Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh! Jaisalmer has been on my list for a while... and your post just deepens the apppetite... ;)

Keen on modern art? Blogtrotter Two has it... Enjoy and have a great weekend. Hopefully sunny!!

JM said...

This is just great! I think I haven't posted photos of this place yet.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Grande foto !
Buona serata :)
Myriam

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shadow shots!

My shadow shot

Cassie said...

Just gorgeous! Great captures as usual.

DawnTreader said...

Amazing detail!

Dianne said...

magnificent is the perfect word :)

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for appreciating this beautiful architecture. It is a delight to see these places in person.

RNSANE said...

You've outdone yourself again. This is exquisite.

Rajesh said...

Thank you for the appreciation.