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Amer Fort, Amer, Rajasthan, India. - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Amer Fort

Amer

Rajasthan

India

Amer Fort, Amer, Rajasthan, India. - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Amer Fort

Amer

Rajasthan

India

Alila Fort Bishangarh, near Jaipur, Rajasthan, India  - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Alila Fort Bishangarh

near Jaipur

Rajasthan

India

The Bibi Ka Maqbara

Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.

 

The Bibi Ka Maqbara (Urdu: "Tomb of the Lady") is a mausoleum (maqbara) commissioned by the sixth Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in the late 17th century in the memory of his first wife, Dilras Banu Begum (posthumously known as Rabia-ud-Daurani).

 

It bears a striking resemblance to the famous Taj Mahal,

the mausoleum of the Emperor's mother, Mumtaz Mahal. Due to its strong resemblance to the Taj Mahal, it is also called the Dakkhani Taj (Taj of the Deccan). An inscription on the main entrance door mentions that this mausoleum was designed and erected by Ata-ullah, the son of Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, the principal designer of the Taj Mahal.

 

 

Interior of City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Interior of City Palace

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

 

City Palace, Udaipur was built over a period of nearly 400 years. Udaipur was the historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar.

 

The City Palace represents a fusion of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles. It was built on the east bank of the Lake Pichola, on a hill top that gives a panoramic view of Udaipur.

Gwalior Qila (Gwalior Fort), Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Gwalior Qila (Gwalior Fort)

Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

 

Gwalior Fort is an 8th-century hill in central India. The fort consists of a defensive structure and two main palaces, Gurjari Mahal and Man Mandir.

Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajsamand District, Rajasthan state, India. - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajsamand District, Rajasthan state, India.

 

Kumbhalgarh is a Mewar fortress and World Heritage Site included in Hill Forts of Rajasthan. Built during the course of the 15th century by Rana Kumbha and enlarged through the 19th century.

 

Occupied until the late 19th century, the fort is now open to the public and is spectacularly lit for a few minutes each evening.

 

(According to an uncle of the present Mararana of Udaipur, it was designed to allow four hoursemen to ride abreast around the walls (The steps are more recent))

Hawa Mahal Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan State, India - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Hawa Mahal (Hawa Palace)

Jaipur

Rajasthan

India

Manjarabad Fort, just outside of Sakleshpura, on National Highway 48, Hassan District, Karnataka, India - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Manjarabad Fort

just outside of Sakleshpura

on National Highway 48

Hassan District

Karnataka

India

 

The fort is reputed to have been constructed by Tippu Sultan, ruler of Mysore.

Mohabbat Maqbara Palace (Mausoleum of Bahaduddinbhai Hasainbhai) Junagadh, India - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Mohabbat Maqbara Palace

(Mausoleum of Bahaduddinbhai Hasainbhai)

Junagadh

India

Mudgal Fort, Lingsugur taluk, Raichur district, Karnataka, India - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Mudgal Fort

Lingsugur taluk

Raichur district

Karnataka

India

The Palace of Mysore (orAmba Vilas Palace), Mysore, Karnataka, India. - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

The Palace of Mysore (orAmba Vilas Palace), Mysore, Karnataka, India.

 

The palace is the official residence of the Wodeyars, the former royal family of Mysore, which ruled the princely state of Mysore from 1399 to 1947.

 

The palace also houses two durbar halls (ceremonial meeting hall of the royal court).

 

Mysore Palace is now one of the most famous tourist attractions in India,

Neemrana Fort-Palace, Delhi-Jaipur Highway, Neemrana, District Alwar, Rajasthan 301705, India - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Neemrana Fort-Palace, Delhi-Jaipur Highway, Neemrana, District Alwar, Rajasthan 301705, India

 

It is a 16th century hill-fort occupied by Chauhans untill 1947.

 

It is now an hotel.

 

Thirumayam, Tamil Nadu, India - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Thirumayam, Tamil Nadu, India

 

Thirumayam is located about 20 km south of the town of Pudukkottai.

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

 

Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the world's largest private residences. Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present owners of the palace, this monument has 347 rooms and serves as the principal residence of the Jodhpur royal family.

 

The present owner of the Palace is Maharaja of Jodhpur Gaj Singh. The Palace is divided into three functional parts - the residence of the royal family, the Taj Palace Hotel and a Museum focusing on the 20th century history of the Royal Family.

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

 

Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the world's largest private residences. Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present owners of the palace, this monument has 347 rooms and serves as the principal residence of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family.

 

The present owner of the Palace is Maharaja of Jodhpur Gaj Singh. The Palace is divided into three functional parts - the residence of the erstwhile royal family, the Taj Palace Hotel and a Museum focusing on the 20th century history of the Royal Family.

 

 

 

 

 

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