The 5 Most Beautiful Palaces Of India
India attracts, fascinates and captivates. It is another world. The land of thousand colors is a source of supply of the traveling imagery and in part, thanks to the hundreds of palaces. A dream like architecture that wins in magic by the stories and secrets that hide their walls.
We embarked on a tour of the most impressive heritage wonders of the country, leaving aside the mythical Taj Mahal. A trip back in time soaked of charm that will beat in the retina of anyone.
The Royal Palace of Mysore
We are in Mysore, a city located in the south of India where the palatial buildings and temples evoke the splendor of Maharajas. Its streets perfumed by a mixture of jasmine, spices and incense invite you to lose up to meet with the majestic Royal Palace. It is the work of the English architect Henry Irwin, who designed it in a combination of architectural styles from Gothic and Hindu Rajput.
The structure has three floors of gray granite crowned in the corners by reddish domed towers. The beauty is on the inside. Its walls, colors and decorations rococo, reflect the beauty of a bygone era. The Palace also has numerous art galleries, a true treasure chest of treasures that sculptures, paintings, jewelry and old clothes.
But if you want to see this palace at its maximum splendor, do not miss the Sunday evenings from seven. Thousands of bulbs the light by inviting the viewer to a dreamlike.
Palace of the Winds
Among all the monuments of Jaipur, there is one with a special magnetism capable of attracting all eyes. In the city, famous for its business of precious stones, the Palace of the Winds, a name that already inspired legends enclosed in walls. The construction, which seems to be made of lace fabric, is the work of the Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799 and then served as a chamber of women, destined for the harem.
Built in sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and calcium oxide, the palace owes its name to the sweet sound that occurred when the wind is entwined by floor-to-ceiling windows and cracks. A magical air that wafted and that at the same time managed to palace was kept cool and airy. You can visit this beautiful palace in a royal manner through Maharaja Express Train which provides luxurious journey to its visitors.
Temple Harmandir Sahab
In the heart of the city of Amritsar beats the mysticism of the temple Harmandir Sahib, a wonder covered in gold that seems to float in sacred waters. The temple immediately attracts the gaze of those who visit and is that, in addition to its impressive color, which is reflected in the water of your environment, all this wrapped in a spirituality created by the solidarity of those who inhabit it.
It is the most iconic of the Sikhism, a religion practiced by 25 million people. The sacred waters of the pond are also used as a bath of purification. A place where visitors have lodging and food, regardless of their social status, religion or race. A pure shelter of peace that you will love.
Built with red sandstone and located in the heart of a large garden, the Humayun’s tomb in Delhi, makes us travel to the origins of the mughal architecture. A monument that collects the adventures carried out by the emperor through the Islamic world, especially by Persia and Central Asia.
The building, which was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO on year 1993, personifies the bases of the most beautiful palace of India, the Taj Mahal, which merges the Persian and Islamic styles.
Its interior consists of an octagonal central hall and is decorated with paintings. All the façades are symmetrical, as well as the whole of the building. A balance that is also in the decoration as materials were used in three different colors, white, red and brown, arranged in a way that is equal and symmetrical. The building is crowned with a large central dome of white marble that harmonizes the whole set.
Just 11 kilometers away from the capital of the Rajasthan, the pink city of Jaipur, is the Amber Fort, which rises at the top of a hill overlooking the whole area. Built in 1592 by Man Singh on the ruins of a temple dedicated to the sun, the materials that were used to lift this oriental-style fortified palace were the sandstone and marble.
The entry, which you can do on the back of an elephant, is by the incredible Door Suraj Pol, with several large windows decorated with stone carvings and floral motifs.
The interior of the palace is also of great beauty, with walls embedded with small mirrors.