Day By Day

Monday, February 27, 2012

Adventures in India, Part 16a -- The City Palace

This set of pictures is out of order. I inadvertently skipped them back when I was doing Jaipur. They document our visit to the City Palace which incorporates the Chandra Mahal and the Mubarak Mahal, both constructed during the Eighteenth Century. Today part of the Chandra Mahal still functions as a royal residence, but most of the complex is open to visitors.

Then it was off to see the Birla Temple, constructed in the 1980's. It is an example of modern, as opposed to traditional Hindu temple architecture and even includes stained glass windows. Once again we were asked to take off our shoes, so many of our party, including me, remained outside which is why we have only an exterior view of the structure.

And on the hill overlooking the temple is the Moti Dungri Fort. It is closed to the public and still is used as a royal residence so this distant view will have to do.

That evening we again went out to dinner at a local restaurant where we were entertained by musicians and dancing girls.

And then back through darkened streets to our hotel for a good night's rest.

No comments: