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Lake Palace Udaipur

It is breathtaking to watch the sun burst through a curtain of crimson, swirling across the drowsy dawn sky above Udaipur’s massive citadel. Four centuries old, it looks exactly as a palace should: immense, impressive, imposing—the very picture of majesty. Yet we hardly suffer in its shadow. In the Lake Palace Hotel you are made to feel like king and queen—appropriate because this 250-year-old palace has always served royalty. Built entirely of marble and filling every inch of Jagniwas Island, the ethereal pearl-white inn is like a cloud floating on the lake’s surface, and makes you feel you are on Cloud Nine. Converted to a hotel in 1961, the Lake …

Ranakpur Jain Temple Pinboard

Ranakpur Jain Temple

Ranakpur is widely known for its marble Jain temple, said to be the most spectacular of the Jain temples. Light colored marble has been used for the construction of this grand temple which occupies an area of approximately 60 x 62 meters. The temple, with its distinctive domes, shikhara, turrets and cupolas rises majestically from the slope of a hill. Over 1444 marble pillars, carved in exquisite detail, support the temple. The pillars are all differently carved and no two pillars are the same. It is also said that it is impossible to count the pillars. Also all the statues face one or the other statue. There is one beautiful …


The Amber Fort Rajasthan

The Amber (Amer) Fort, situated in Amber, 11 kilometers from Jaipur, is one of the most famous forts of Rajasthan. Amer, originally, was the capital of the state before Jaipur. It is an old fort, built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh. This fort is also very popularly known as the Amer Palace. The Amer Fort was built in red sandstone and marble and the Maotha Lake adds a certain charm to the entire Fort. Though the fort is quite old and may even look so from the outside, it is beautiful on the inside and boasts of various buildings of prominence like the ‘Diwan-i-Aam’, the ‘Sheesh Mahal’ and even …