Monday, April 13, 2015

Naulakha Palace, Gondal

The Naulakha Palace at Gondal is an magnificent palace, that is a must visit for all those who are interested in architecture, history. 



The palace complex is entered through a high gateway with the clock tower. 



Built in the 17th century the facade of the palace is very attractive. The facade in stone carving showcases splendid sculpture, relief work, carved columns and carved arches.


This grand place is the oldest building in the city. One of the interesting aspect of the palace is ornate jarokha balconies.



The imposing architecture definitely engulfs and encapsulates the viewer in its beauty and grandeur.



The palace have been converted into a private museum and exhibits brassware, textiles, library, royal wardrobes, vintage cars, toys .




44 comments:

Pietro and Cynthia said...

What a magnificent palace!
Beautiful pictures.

rupam sarma said...

Wonderful photos and post.

R Niranjan Das said...

Glad to know about this. Nice captures of the wondeful architecture.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Veru informative...

Jeevan said...

wow! quite impressive palace... marvelous architecture, the gateway, balcony and staircase was something outstanding.

Sridharan Srinivasan said...

Wonderful..!

Jojo said...

Beautiful. Loved seeing the balconies and the unique staircase.

Liz Needle said...

More stunning buildings Rajesh. You are so lucky to have them at hand. I loved the carving on the balconies and columns.

bj said...

What beautiful photos...

Snap said...

Just beautiful. I love the different stairways and the clock tower.

joshidaniel.com said...

this looks really beautiful :)

DawnTreader said...

A very impressive building!

Fotolosopher said...

Look at those steps. That place is huge. And so much to look at; I'll bet you could spend a week there and not see it all!

ladyfi said...

This is so lovely!

arshita singh said...

The pictures you have used looks really very interesting and historic I will surely visit there :)

I have resenty visited Robertsganj

Sylvia K said...

An awesome looking place indeed and wonderful captures as always, Rajesh!! Hope you and your family have a great week!

Amy Franks said...

such an interesting building, I love how it was built in the 17th century, very cool

Fun60 said...

What an excellent idea to use the building as a museum. The close ups of the detail give some impression of the skills of the craftsmen.

Alexa T said...

These are amazing! Carved arches, embroidery in wood, such gorgeous aspects! Wonderful details captured by your camera lens as always! A good day!

Jane Hards Photography said...

Historical and interesting part of the world.

Carver said...

That's a beautiful place. Lovely shots.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Amazing. Can't get over those balconies, especially the cornucopia shaped one. Beautiful.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Rajesh! Lovely architecture is just amazing.. The details on the palace are beautiful. Lovely images..

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

This is just amazing...my favorite shot is that staircase! :)

Deb from The Sacred Eclectic ( and Frugal Little Bungalow : )

Donna said...

What a wonderful museum with so much to see...love the carved archway and curved stone staircase....all the carving just takes my breath away.

Gillena Cox said...

lovely photos, have a good Monday

much love...

Photo Cache said...

I want a balcony just like that.

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Arija said...

What a splendid palace, it must also have had gardens to match. I would have loved to see it in all it's former glory but thank you for showing it as it is. It still is a great subject for the imagination.

K V V S MURTHY said...

Splendid pics..!

magiceye said...

Impressive!

Lina Gustina said...

Awesome palace.
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Sharon Wagner said...

A beautiful palace. Thanks for sharing.

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Wonderful palace, beautiful pictures !!

Roger Owen Green said...

SO impressive!
ROG, ABCW

Reader Wil said...

I've come to this conclusion that India is the cradle of all ancient architecture. Thanks for sharing.
Wil, ABCW

Meoww said...

The window alone is extraordinary! Beautiful palace :)

Shesha Chaturvedi said...

Pretty awesome pictures... Marvelous

Arun Prasadh said...

Palace looks beautiful.

Ami Bhat said...

Lovely architecture.

Abhijit Ray said...

Beautiful building, great architecture and excellent picture taking.

Ravish Mani said...

Lovely captures :)

Yogi Saraswat said...

Your efforts to showcase the unknown / less known places is really appreciative sir !! Keep it up with Great series of pictures !!

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Magnificent place!!!

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Amazingly beautiful !