Living life the royal way- Mehrangarh! Weekly Photo Challenge- Story

This week’s photo challenge is to describe a story with just pictures. And quite indeed, a picture is worth a thousand words!

I would like to show you Mehrangarh through my eyes. I visited this magnificent fort in June 2017 and was absolutely mesmerized by it. Mehrangarh in Jodhpur is one of the largest forts in India and situated at a height of 125m above the city. It was constructed in the 15th century by Rao Jodha. This citadel is known for its marvelous architecture, impregnable walls and its lavish interiors. Hope the pictures give you a glimpse into the lifestyle of Rajasthan royalty!

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Looking up at the massive Mehrangarh fort!!!!
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Jhanki Mahal (The Peeping Palace). This part of the fort allowed the royal ladies to watch the official proceedings going on in the courtyard. The mesh work in each of these windows are of different patterns and intricately hand carved  .
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Coronation seat at Mehrangarh made completely of white marble.
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Phul Mahal (Palace of flowers)- Private hall restricted to only the men where the king and his courtiers enjoyed music & dance performances. The ceiling has gold paintings of the Maharajas (king) who ruled Jodhpur.
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Ladies section of the fort where the royal women played with their friends and enjoyed their private time.
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Peacock designed cradle at Mehrangarh.
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Intricately carved ivory ornament box used by the royal ladies.
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Ornate Sheesh Mahal (Palace of mirrors)
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Palanquin for the royal ladies to move around.
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Elephant howdah- Seat for the Maharaja placed on top of an elephant.
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Mahadol, the beautiful glass palanquin.
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Swords of different shapes and designs made exclusively for its owner.
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View of the blue city, Jodhpur from Mehrangarh

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. satyanveshee says:

    I have been to this fort and it was quite an enriching, thrilling experience. You tend to get awed with it. Great pictorial tour through the historical account of Rajputana.

    Please see my response to the theme: https://wordpress.com/post/satyaanveshan.wordpress.com/681

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    1. millidiary says:

      Thanks Satyaanveshan.. 🙂

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  2. frothywinter says:

    Oh, I’ve been here too! It’s one of my favourites in Rajasthan. Thanks for renewing those wonderful memories!👍

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    1. millidiary says:

      Glad you liked the blog. 🙂 Yes, it was my favorite too!!!!

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