Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Palaces Of India
The Royal Palaces of India represent the Golden Age of India. With their elegance and grandeur still maintained, these are one of the most elegant places to live in. The cuisine, the dress, the services, the rooms, sports and even the surroundings have been maintained to match the Royal Taste. Live here to experience the same....
Castle of Mandav
The castle is located at the heart of the Shekhawati region. It is easily reachable as it is just is 260 kms from Delhi, 200 kms from Bikaner and 165 kms from Jaipur. A cab or a tourist bus is a easy way out.

Its a 240 yrs old Fortress made by Thakiur Nawal Singh. Now it has been coverted into a Heritage Hotel by the Royal Family.
Epitome Of Magnificence:
It was built by Thakur Nawal Singh in the year 1755. Its a enormous monument - with a whooping nummer of 51 elegant rooms! And the most splendid thing about these rooms is that no two rooms match each others decor - each one is unique! The Darbar Hall (Courtroom) with the royal frame of the Royal family stands there beautifully. The carvings, the colors, the paintings and the jades all adding to the beauty of the rooms. The terrace is another beautiful place to go as from here you can see the beautiful city lit with night lights and temples all around. Also hear the blowing trumphets and see the decorated camels in the royal form.
Thirumalai Palace
Considered to be one of the wonders of South India it is situated in Madurai. It can be easily reached from Madurai by cab or a tourist bus. It is about two and a half kms from Meenakshi Amman Temple.Lord Napier allocated half a million Indian Rupees in 1858 for its restoration.

The Great King Thirumalai Nayak (1623-161659) was the person behind this great architecture. It is thought that it was an Italian Architect who made this beautiful Palace. The Thirumalai Palace is a classic example of Indo - Saracenic architectural style. The beautiful Palace has been divided into two major parts - Swargavilasa and Rangavilasa.

Epitome Of Magnificence:
Its a blend of Dravadian, Islamic and European Style. Its coutyard on the entrance is about 3,700 sq mts in size. It is surrounded by circular pillar and circular garden.The palace was divided into two major parts, namely Swarga Vilasam (Celestial Pavilion) and Ranga Vilasam. These two portions included the royal residence, theatre, apartments, armoury, quaters, pond and garden. The Swarga Villasam was the Thorne Room. It has a octagonal dome which is 70m high supported by massive circular columns.The king used to perform dance and music on daily basis in the palace. The ornate ceilings bear paintings relating to various themes of the Shiavite and the Vaishnovite. The marriage of Sundareswarar with Devi Meenakshi has also been depicted in the paintings.

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