Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Raopura Tower, Vadodara

Raopura Tower located in Vadodara is a clock tower built in the year 1896 and then it was central part of the fort. 



The Tower is designed in Indo-Saracenic style with clock in all the four directions. The design also includes Chhatris above the clock.



It is also known as Maharani Chimnabai Tower as it was built in memory of Maharani Chimnabai the first wife of the Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III. 

24 comments:

Cloudia said...

such wonderful architecture






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Siddhartha Joshi said...

Great to see Vadodara! I did a part of my schooling there :)

R Niranjan Das said...

Looks beautiful.

joshidaniel.com said...

old and nice :)

rupam sarma said...

Amazing

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Nice ancient tower and beautiful architecture !

Uppal said...

Nice pictures!

Jeevan said...

The tower has a wonderful architecture and well capture by you! Hope the clocks work still

Thomas Lee said...

Beautiful clock tower

Sylvia K said...

A beautiful tower it is indeed and lovely skies for a backdrop!! Thanks as always for sharing, Rajesh!! Hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend!!

Photo Cache said...

Does the clock still tell the correct time?

Spare Parts and Pics said...

A beautiful tower and good choice for skywatch photo!!

Al said...

It's great to see something that old still functional - what a wonderful tower.

Jim said...

Good one.

ladyfi said...

How very lovely!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Interesting and exotic.

genie said...

I find it so interesting that the clocks appear on all sides. This is such a unique structure. It looks like it stands high. You continue to amaze me with all of your posts.

EG CameraGirl said...

A tower very different from what I've seen here in North America!

Kathe W. said...

fabulous image- so very exotic!

Klara said...

nice piece of history.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Another example of great architecture!

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purba chakraborty said...

Great captures :)

madhu Malladi said...

Good landmark, Well kept

magiceye said...

Beautifully captured!