Monday, August 20, 2007

Jaipur Railway Station

Jaipur Jn. Railway Station (Picture taken from Flickr)

About Jaipur Jn. : The pink city is well connect with other cities by railway network. It is 1 Km away from bus stand of Jaipur and centrally located in the city. The staff keep the station of the capital city of Rajasthan clean and it is also known for its cleanness.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Pushkar Temple

Pushkar Brahma Temple, Rajasthan
About Brahma Temple, Pushkar : Pushkar, a city in Rajasthan, well-known for world's most popular cattle fair. It is also famous as pilgrimage centre. The Brahma temple is also an important hindu pilgrimage place in Pushkar, Rajasthan. The floor is decorated with silver turtle and it is built with marble. There are about more than 400 temples in Pushkar. Some other hindu temples are Varah Temple, Savitri Temple, Rangji Temple, Apteshwar Temple, etc.

About 500 temples are here, encircling Pushkar sarowar (lake). Main temples are described below.

Savitri temple : It is located on the hill, having panoramic view of Pushkar Lake and town. Goddess Savitri is the first wife of God Brahma.

Rangji temple : The architecture is south Indian, having gopuram. A must see temple.

Warah temple : God Vishnu lives here, the incarnation is wild boar.

Apteshwar temple : Lord Shiva lives here, a must see temple of 12th century.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar Observatory, Jaipur

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Jain Temple

Jain Temple, Jaisalmer

Friday, August 10, 2007

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal (Inside View), Rajasthan

Hawa Mahal Palace (Palace of Wind), Jaipur

About Hawa Mahal Palace : The Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds in Jiapur is one of those absolutely stunning pieces of artwork that has to be seen in person. The pink sandstone Palace was erected with full harem views coming out of 953 little windows that are finely embellished with intricate and small pieces of latticework. Embodying the former glory of the Maharaja’s of India’s glorious past, the Hawa Mahal was constructed in the year 1799 by the then Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. The women of the Palace were practicing a strict code of Purdah so they could see out but no one could see in. The most beneficial time to visit is in the early hours of Sunrise before it gets too hot where you can really see the reflection of the colour of the building in all its absolute magnificence.