Moti Mahal in Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

The Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur was founded 15th century by Rathore Rajputs. Today this fort is converted in to a museum, managed by the royal trust. All palaces within the fort are not yet open to public, and the palaces that are accessible and open for public viewing are stunningly beautiful.

Below are some Meharangarh Fort Pictures

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The Durbar Takhat or throne room in Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace)is one such place. The octagonal throne in the center of the hall is impressive, magnificent, with seats for the courtiers or the general public on either side.
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The deep alcoves that you see above the doors are actually secret balconies for the queens to silently listen to the court proceedings and may be provide invaluable inputs to the king later.

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One look at the gold filigree ceiling and your eyes will be glued there. They are covered with mirrors and gilt and is sparklingly beautiful. The lime plaster used in the walls of the room was mixed with finely crushed shells which gave the walls a pearl like luster and hence the name. The windows are all with stained glasses of different colors. Lights filtering in, in different colors you won’t want to move out from there. Today when I look at these Meharangarh Fort pictures, fond memories flood my mind and I wish I could visit again.


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34 Responses

  1. Webradio says:

    Great photos… Yes !

  2. Lakshmi says:

    wow..now this is really tempting

  3. chrome3d says:

    Most stunning colours. Those glass paintings are really great, they make me happy.

  4. Ooh, I wish I had been there – such lovley pictures of such beautiful interiors! Thanks Indrani.

  5. uncleawang says:

    wow!!!nice and beautiful interiors.
    Lovely.

  6. What a magnificent palace. Those stained glass windows are really remarkable. Thanks for sharing, Indrani.

  7. Lawstude says:

    Thank you for the wonderful tour. This 2nd week of meme really makes us appreciate the many places that we don’t usually see or ever had a chance to visit like the one you showed me in this post. Hope you get to have time to check my world too. Another great job and more to come in the coming weeks.

  8. Arija says:

    Wonderful palace.My husband was in India at the beginning of the year and brought back many beautiful photos.

  9. mimi11460 says:

    Very beautiful Indrani it’s tempting..I could only wish to be there..

  10. Luiz Ramos says:

    Great your World memory and traditions..

  11. AphotoAday says:

    Well you said it best — impressive, magnificent…

  12. Reader Wil says:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful tour in this great ancient building.

  13. Outstanding pics. Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers!
    Regina In Pictures

  14. Outstanding pics. Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers!
    Regina In Pictures

  15. Ooooooh, fantastic!

  16. Louise says:

    What an absolutely amazing place! Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful photos with us!

  17. Carver says:

    That’s is a beautiful place. Thank you for showing us so much of the building.

  18. Oh I so enjoyed this post, really interesting and that glass is stunning

  19. imac says:

    Love the colours in the windows.

  20. Gattina says:

    Thanks for the tour ! wonderful !

  21. This is a lovely post with beautiful pictures. Thank you.

    Indrani, I wish you and your loved ones a happy Diwali. Have a great time.

    – celine

  22. Hilary says:

    This is absolutely stunning.. colourful.. gorgeous. But I can’t help but see the flag poles behind the throne as a giant cutlery set. 😉

  23. Maddy says:

    wonder how one lives in these places

  24. Jeanne says:

    The colors are so vivid and those windows beautiful! Thanks for sharing the history and view.

  25. well I love to travel a lot… but ‘have sacrificed everything for my pets. My kennel, my home is now my Taj Mahal, Hawa Mahal anad everything!!! I just chanced to drop by your blog and found it to be really really cool. Liked it very much!

    I seriously run a couple of dog blogs too… dropping by some of your animal snaps, I thought you might like my blogs too. Just check it out and let me know what your think.

    http://aringsburgkennel.blogspot.com
    and
    http://welcomedoglovers.blogspot.com

    Also please lemme know if we can exchange links.

  26. Kat says:

    Pleasant pictures. Was looking at the throne for a long time. What great responsibilities the person sitting in that, had..!!

  27. evlahos says:

    very interesting place very well captured. i really like those colorful windows

  28. Ivar Ivrig says:

    Colorful photos. I have scrolled through your blog and everything is so different from my corner of the world. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  29. Klaus says:

    Wonderful! And thank you for the explanation!
    Cheers, Klaus

  30. great pictures…

    did they really listen to their better-halves (may have been many though!)

  31. Pete says:

    Wonder how’s like to stay there for one day like a king! LOL

  32. Indrani – Let me offer you the Arte y Pico award for your blog … because I like your photographs of your trips and tours. Do see my post November 2

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