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Door

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On a trip to Udaipur, India we stayed in a boutique hotel built in a heritage style. The place gives a royal feeling with the beautiful art and the decor. This was a beautiful hand painted door for one of the room.
Sharing here for Weekly Photo Challenge.

Jag Mandir Palace

On our recent trip to India we visited Jag Mandir Palace in Udaipur city. It is a beautiful palace built in early years of 17th century on an island in Lake Pichola.

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There is a short boat ride to reach the Palace. The pavilion is decorated with large elephants carved in stone, four on each side of the entry steps.

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The Palace has huge gardens and impressive marble buildings. It is a large place for hosting parties and many weddings take place here.

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The place also offers beautiful views of Lake Pichola.

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This three-storied Palace is a palatial structure made in yellow sandstone and marble.

It is a beautiful island with gardens and impressive marble buildings.

We strolled in the gardens and it looked beautiful at night.

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We had made our dinner reservations in advance at their Darikhana Restaurant and enjoyed the lip smacking cuisine of Rajasthan.

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We loved the romantic ambience of this place.

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Lake Palace as viewed in distant from the boat ride.

From the boat ride to sight seeing and the dinner, it was a royal experience. This was an evening well spent with family.

5 Day Black & White Photo Challenge: Fort

This picture was taken at the Mehrangarh Fort located in Rajasthan, India. This fort was built in 1459 and is one of the largest forts in India. Within the premises of the fort, there are several brilliantly crafted and decorated palaces.

Thank you to my blogging friend, Jane, at Just another Nature Enthusiast, who suggested I try the 5 Day Black & White Photo Challenge.

There are only two rules for this challenge:
1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in B&W.
2. Each day invite another blog friend to join in the fun.

Today I invite Mihran, author of the blog Mihran Kalaydjian to join the fun here.

Home

“Home is not a place, its a feeling. ”

“Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends always belong and laughter never ends.”

My childhood was spent in a city in India famous for its palaces, forts and royal dynasty. Since this is the first day of Photography 101 where the assignment is to share an image that means home, I thought this would fit perfectly.