Monday, August 10, 2009

Unseen Rajasthan Special-Amber Fort-Jaipur

HISTORY

Man Singh one of the Kachhawah rulers built the Amber (Amer) fort in 1600 AD, with a delightful blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture and was finally completed by Sawai Jai Singh I in the 18th century. Thus, it took a full two centuries to build, much of it having been made in the 1500s. Holding a history as old as 7 centuries, this place vibrates with its legendry past, in the archaeological history. In the days of yore, the Amer Fort used to be a palace, an administrative headquarter as well as a strategic military bastion

Outside View Of Fort
Side View of Fort
The Saffron GardenThe Royal HallThe Royal RoomsEntrance To Royal FortThe Elephant StandEntrance in Royal Fort
In the middle the photograph made is of Lord Ganesha.He is supposed to be worshiped first before doing any new activity or entering the fort or homes.The King used to worship him before entering the premises.
Me Inside the Gate Block.Royal Entrance to Palace.
Glass Carvings on the Palace Walls.
Flower Pot Of Glass on the Palace Well.
"Sheesh Mahal" or Palace of Glass.
This is one of the most famous and one of its own kind of Palace Room in the World and in the History.The Room is made of glass pieces completely and when two candles are burned together in the rooms and are moved from left to right and vice verca it seems that Stars and moon are shining together.

As Queens in ancient times were not supposed to sleep in open air but they wished to see the stars and moon and just to fulfill their wish King ordered his architects to make Galaxy in their room only and then this Amazing piece came out.

Back Way of Fort
Beautiful Elephant For Safari

Another Journey of Mine is over and i really enjoyed this .I hope you will enjoy this too...

93 comments:

RENATA MARIA PARREIRA CORDEIRO said...

Beautiful photos and post!
Have a nice week, my friend!
Renata

Serena Flor said...

Beautiful architecture and photos also!
An excellent day and good week for you! Bjs

Babzy said...

wow! this is an amazing place !!

Olivier said...

MAGNIFIQUE, surtout le "Saffron Garden" et puis la balade en éléphant de quoi nous faire rêver. J'adore
SPLENDID, especially "Saffron Garden" and then walk in elephant of what to make about us dream. I love

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Why not? It's very enchanting to see such places. Nice that you posted this.

The Sheesh Mahal and the Back Way of the Fort are too good especially.

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Lola said...

Sheesh Majal sounds like an expression of surprize and astonishment at the beauty of this gorgeous place!

Being the cook that I am, the idea of a saffron garden makes me wish I were there, right now.

Touch Ganesha's image for me next time you go, OK?

Ciao and thanks for sharing this wonderful site with us,
Lola xx

darsden said...

unbelievably stunning and cannot believe how old it is and what great shape it is in. Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing these pictures because it is the only way I will ever see it.

Prospero said...

I love the shot of the "way back". What a serpentine road! Nice elephants, too.

madcobug said...

That was beautiful work inside. Helen

Dirt Princess said...

Such beautfiul, intrique details

James said...

That is so cool. It really is amazing how much there is to see.
Great post!

altadenahiker said...

Yes indeed, I always look forward to these trips. The glass palace is spectacular, but I feel sorry that the queen could not go out at night.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow, Raj.... That place is amazing. I love seeing all of the architectural detail. Thanks so much for showing me YOUR world. I'd love to see it in person.
Betsy

joo said...

Great post again! Another place I would love to visit:)

Diane AZ said...

Fabulous tour! I love the gardens, the ornate entrance, the glass wall carvings, all of it, even the back road and city below!

Barb said...

Wonderful photos and history,I always enjoy visiting.Take care....Barb

Vagabonde said...

What an interesting palace. I love the rooms with all the mirror decorations – it would certainly be something to sleep in one of these rooms. Thanks for taking us along on your trip.

Babli said...

Absolutely marvellous. The description as well as photos are mind-blowing.As I have been to Amber Fort several times while staying at Jaipur so it was very nice to see the lovely pictures posted by you.Very good.Keep it up!

claude said...

Very nice visit ! The road is impressive.
Beautil architecture, really !

Brigitte said...

C'est superbe, on a l'impression que le temps s'est arrêté...

RuneE said...

An impressive post with even more impressive pictures - you do u\you country proud.

Lady Di Tn said...

That is a beautiful fort. The view is stagering. Did you pray before you entered?Peace

SandyCarlson said...

These are delightful. I have never seen an elephant painted in this way. Gorgeous. I would love to know the story behind this art.

Cheryl said...

A wonderful history lesson! It was almost as good as being there!

José Ramón said...

Thanks for stopping by creativity and imagination of Jose Ramon and photos for your feedback
Cheers

robert said...

सुन्दर - wish to be able to walk through the Saffron Garden.
Half past four in the morning, perfect time for me to enjoy your journey.

Pietro said...

A really imposing fort with a beautiful architecture!
Very interesting sequence of photographs! Very fine the picture with the elephant.

Rajesh said...

Fantastic shots. I love this fort. I liked whatever I had experienced at this place on my trip.

Humana said...

Beautiful!
Thanks for sharing this photos with us.The architectural details are fantastic.
Beijinhos ;D

Shell Sherree said...

Astonishing ~ I'd love to experience those two lit candles in the Sheesh Mahal, though as altadenahiker says, it would be sad not to see the real thing. I've never seen elephants with make-up either! {Hope it's the non-toxic variety.}

EDUARDO POISL said...

De tudo ficaram três coisas...
A certeza de que estamos começando...
A certeza de que é preciso continuar...
A certeza de que podemos ser interrompidos
antes de terminar...
Façamos da interrupção um caminho novo...
Da queda, um passo de dança...
Do medo, uma escada...
Do sonho, uma ponte...
Da procura, um encontro!

Fernando Sabino

Hoje passei pra deixar um poema para refletir e desejar uma semana linda com muito amor e carinho.
Abraços.

Andresa said...

I liked a lot of photos. Beautiful landscapes. A wonderful parents to know

Thank you for your visit and affection in my blog
Have a nice day

Kiss
Andresa Araujo

Celeste Maia said...

Wow, you really make me dream, such fantastic photos and text. You live in a story book country, with so many layers.

Rocky Mountain Retreat said...

Oh wow wow wow... another magnificent post... I love the glass carvings on the wall.
The painted elephant is a wonderful way to close out the post. =)

Paulo said...

. fantastic .

. and you looks great .

. next year i will visit India .

. best regards .

Mama Zen said...

The glass is amazing!

MyMaracas said...

The glass art is amazingly beautiful, and that magical star wall is fit for queens.

It is exciting to see sights that were once reserved only for royalty. Thanks again, so much, for sharing your images and stories.

ShySongbird said...

What a coincidence, I was just coming over to visit you when an alert came in to tell me there was a new comment on my blog and it was you!!

Another amazing place, stunning architecture and beautiful decoration and carving. I really loved the beautifully decorated Elephant, so colourful!

Carmem said...

Lindíssimas fotos...Belo blog!

Obrigada pela visita e comentário!....

Beijo

Vamsee Modugula said...

What a beautiful palace. The frescoes and paintings on the facade are just awesome!!

Regina said...

The elephant stand is awesome. Thanks for the tour Bharat. Another great post.

Tammie Lee said...

Endlessly amazing architecture in this post!

pasadenaadjacent said...

Do you know the translation for the English name Singh?
I love the image of Ganesh and then you go on to catch the real deal.

I think when I get my garden in order I'm going to call it the saffron garden. Have you ever photographed a saffron flower?

George said...

Thanks for taking us on a fascinating tour of this amazing fort and palace. The architecture is amazing. I wish I could go there in person to soak in the beauty.

Déia said...

Hi, so beautiful photos. Tks to visit mu blog !
I´ll back

xx

Déia

©tossan said...

Amazing photos! If I knew to paint I would make pictures of its photos, my friend!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Looks like an amazing view ... and dry country too. Those elephants intimidate ... to think that I'm afraid to ride a horse!

yyam said...

As always, a visit to your blog is like a sighteeing tour...with great commentary... Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures...have a fabulous day!

Danielle said...

Wow! Your blog really makes me want to visit there someday. Truly amazing and beautiful place. I love the shot of the gardens. The detail in the buildings once again is superb :)

Cathy said...

i completely enjoyed it--what a beautiful place!

Vivian said...

...wow Raj!

the painted elephant is a wonderful way to close out the post.

smackssss

VeRonda said...

The intricate details are amazing in these photos... The elephant pic is my favorite b/c I can't believe the skill it took to create such a drawing on such a large animal.

VeRonda said...

The intricate details are amazing in these photos... The elephant pic is my favorite b/c I can't believe the skill it took to create such a drawing on such a large animal.

foongpc said...

Nice beautiful architecture!

gaelikaa said...

I visited Amber Fort in 1991 and thoroughly enjoyed it. Rajasthan is a unique place to visit in India - your post brought back some happy memories! I also remember the elephant, this was a particular highlight of my visit. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, and for your kind comment. I am so glad that you enjoy my writing about India!

Bergson said...

Wonderful visit

The decorations of frontons are superb

JM said...

Great shots of the amazing fort! And yes, I took the elephants too! :-)

Talon said...

What amazing shots! An elephant stand - that's the first I've ever heard of one of those. Gorgeous, intricate palace.

walk2write said...

I would be so entranced by the beautiful palace that I would find it difficult to leave. Your country has such talented artists. You can see that their work is a true act of worship. Thanks for visiting my site!

Bia Maia said...

What a fantastic post!
So special!
Its amazing to be here visiting you!
Have a nice weekend!!

Kisses!

Bia Maia

http://olhardentrodosolhos.blogspot.com

Cezar and Léia said...

Breathtaking place!Congratulations for so beautiful post!
Léia

Vagamundos said...

Amazing pictures of an amazing destination!

Faye Pekas said...

These are fantastic photos and great history to go with them. The building with the glass in it is amazing. Such a long rich history here.

EcoRover said...

Beautiful, Raj--you not only get to touch Ganeesh, you get to ride the God!

charmine. said...

Thank you for visiting my blog.You have a wonderful blog and i must say that Rajasthan is my favorite state in India ,because of it's rich history and remarkable buildings.I also find it is the only state where one can holiday in a real palace.I have seen a few places and hope to see more.You are right there is so much more to see in India than what the usual travel co's show us.Thank you for sharing.

joanne May said...

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Thank you for stopping by and leaving a kind comment.
You have a lovely blog, with some great photos. Beautiful images.
I am now following you!:)
You are very welcome to follow me too if you like.

Best wishes Jo.:)

Celine said...

Oh, lovely post. I love these forts of Jaipur. They speak volumes of our rich heritage and glory of the past.

Phoenix C. said...

What a fantastic place! I love the Palace of Glass. And what a wonderful view of the road curving down into the valley!

Ai Shiang said...

With those elephants around, I can tell that this place is really huge!

Renee said...

These are wonderful.

Love Renee xoxo

Maria said...

What a journey we are on with each of your posts!
all the best, Maria

AB said...

Some wonderful shots of an impressive fort, a beautiful palace and some colourful elephants. I really enjoy thes views of India.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Such grandeur! Great post.

Valter Montani said...

very beautiful photos, tThanks for sharing the wonderful pictures congratulations!
and have a nice week end

imac said...

What a beautiful building, and such glory it holds.
Love the back way with the winding road.

Thérèse said...

Very interesting indeed,I'll have to check on a map where exactly the Amber Fort is.
The "galaxy room" must be awesome to see with the candles at night.
Thks for visiting Chandler a to z.

Ted Roth said...

Wow! Amazingly beautiful place and photos. You are dealing with the same warm, hazy air we are. Thanks for visiting my blig.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

What a remarkable place. Your photos capture it well. That road looks very scary. Thanks for sharing. Good post.

Whitney Lee said...

Thank you for your kind comment.
These photos are amazing. It's incredible how well some of the architecture has held up. Things certainly aren't built like that now.
I love the elephant picture.

flyingstars said...

WoW...simply beautifully captured shots....love this place & the architecture all around!

Elisabeth's bright side said...

These photos and this place is just fantastic! Have a great weekend!

Debra Trean said...

excellent images full of detail..that road would do me in for sure but riding an elephant might be more than awesome.... as always I enjoy your post a great deal.

EDUARDO POISL said...

Ninguém tem culpa
Daquilo que não fomos
Não ouve erros

Nem cálculos falhados

Sobre a estipe de papel;
Apenas não somos os calculistas
Porem os calculados

Não somos os desenhistas
Mas os desenhados
E muito menos escrevemos versos
E sim somos escritos

Ninguém é culpado de nada
Neste estranhar constante
Ao longe uma chuva fina
Molha aquilo que não fomos...

Autor: Desconhecido
Um lindo final de semana com todo carinho para você.
Abraços

Rambling Round said...

For a fort, it is absolutely palatial!

Oz Girl said...

I just love the old buildings in your posts... such history! And the elephants are so cool looking and beautiful.

HappySurfer said...

Amazing architecture and interiors. Thanks for sharing all those lovely pictures. Thanks too for stopping by.

divsi said...

awesum:)) thnx bharat u brought bac memories of amber..the beautiful temple, saffron gardens d lovely elephant ride:)

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Outstanding photos, thanks for the tour!

Joana Sousa said...

Obrigada pela sua visita.

(:

Gostei do seu blog. :D

Beijos*

foongpc said...

Wow! The palace looks beautiful with such intricate carvings!

AMIT said...

Oh wonderful fort pictures.

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Nishant said...

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Kilauea Poetry said...

What a beautiful elephant..hope there good to him. The flower pot on glass is so cool..and underneath!! Awesome detail. I like your slideshow too-