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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.

Five Photos- Five Stories- Mysore Palace

During one of our vacation in India few years back we visited Mysore city for a day. The trip would not be complete without visiting the Mysore Palace. It is one of the largest and most spectacular monuments in the country. The palace itself is a three-storey stone structure which has a series of square towers with arches covered with domes. There is also a large open space in front and the palace is surrounded by a large garden.

The palace is now converted into a museum that is home to souvenirs, paintings, jewellery, royal costumes and other items which were once possessed by the formal royal family. We had a knowledgeable  afternoon knowing more about the history of the palace before we left for our next destination.

My thank you to Priceless Joy for nominating me to this special Five Photos Five Stories challenge. I am to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story, either fiction or non-fiction, or a short paragraph, to the photo each day. Next I am to select one person (each day), to carry on this challenge. Accepting the challenge is entirely upto the person nominated, and is not mandatory.

Today I would like to nominate author of the blog Story Teller, to participate in this challenge.

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.