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Old May 20th, 2010, 02:21 AM   #1
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India's Desert State of Rajasthan

A glimpse of the desert near the city of Jaisalmer (on the Western edge of the state)

(Image David S Lewis/Panoramio)




Owing to its rich legacy of forts and palaces, the mostly arid state of Rajasthan is a popular draw for tourists.

The city of Jaipur, set amidst forested hills, with its own artifical lake, and numerous palaces and villas is the state capital (pop. over 3.2 mil), and the educational, commercial and cultural hub of the state.

Here are some glimpses of some of its historic architecture:

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Jaipur Palaces







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Jaipur: Umaid Bhawan, a Heritage Hotel







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Old May 20th, 2010, 02:32 AM   #4
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Jaipur: Umaid Bhawan (contd.)






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Beautiful buildings. The decor and colours are amazing!
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Old May 20th, 2010, 09:55 PM   #6
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Jaipur: Heritage Hotels

Parisian Girl: thnks!!! glad u enjoyed the pics!

Here are some more from Jaipur (from Picasa and Panoramio)

Rambagh Palace


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Interesting, very nice photos from that state of India
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Nice photos....
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BTW, i would like to see more photos...
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Architecture in Stone

Folks, thnks for all the comments. Here are some more pics (all taken from Picasa/Panoramio)

Unlike India's Gangetic Plain (where little of the more ancient past has survived), in Rajasthan one can come by sculpted step-wells going back over a 1000 years, as well as many stone-carved gateways and temples.

This is an old gateway in Nagda (near Udaipur)

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The temple town of Osian



Carved Temple in the Chittaurgarh Fort



A scultpured panel from Osian

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Deogarh, Rajasthan



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Mandawa, Rajasthan

Mandawa in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan has several painted villas and townhomes, some of whom have now been converted into heritage hotels.



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Rajasthan has several Jain temples, some with very elaborate decor:


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Jaipur, Rajasthan: Some Malls, Hotels and Office Buildings

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Jaipur: Palace of the Winds

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Jaipur: City Palace

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