India (palaces & forts)

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India (palaces & forts)

  1. 1. Palaces & forts of India (Part one) 1°Orchha Palace Built XVI century Style Bundela Rajput Dinasty 2°Agra Fort Built 1565-73 Style Mughal Mughal Dinasty 4°Amber Fort (Jaipur) Built XI century & later Style Rajpup with Mughal influences Kacchwaha Dinasty 3°Fatephur Sikri Built 1571-85 By Emperor Akbar Style Mughal & Hindu Mughal Dinasty 5°City Palace of Jaipur Built 1729-32 By Maharaja Suwai Jai Singh Style Rajput Kacchwaha Dinasty
  2. 2. ORCHA PALACES A magnificent example of medieval palace-fort. Mostly all the buildings have a chhatri (top pavillon with dome or vault)
  3. 3. AGRA FORT (LAL QUILA) Built by Akbar, the construction continued till the time of his gradson Shah Jahan This is a massive sandstone fortification that runs along the Yamuna River
  4. 4. FATEHPUR SIKRI Emperor Akbar planned this city as his capital but shortage of water compelled him to abandon it Today is a “Ghost city”, only visited by tourists. It’ s one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendor at his height
  5. 5. AMBER FORT An stuning building in white marble and sandstone, some rooms are covered with thousands of tiny mirrows and coloured glass. An intricated artwork, a hallmark of indian palaces On top of a hill, you can go up by elephant ! ! !
  6. 6. REAL PALACE JAIPUR Built following the principes set down in the “Shilpa Shastra”, ancien Hindu text of architecture. There are 2 gigantic silver unrs made to carry water of Ganges River when Madho Singh II went to London to attend the coronation of King Edward VII Also interesting is the “Court of the beloved”, with 4 door representing the 4 seasons, peacocks and lotus leaves adorn them
  7. 7. India has one of the world’s oldest civilizations, forts and palaces that dot the lanscape are proud sentinels and living reminders of India rich civilization and culture. They melt beauty and grace with strenght. Indian Classical music Author. Prem Rawat http://www.youtube.com/user/nikkitta8 By Maria mocampos@gmail.com

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