Udaipur city palace is actually series of palaces packed in the city palace complex. They were built over a long period, from 1559 onwards, by 76 generations of SisodiaRajputs or Suryavanshi Rajputs. I wanted to present the magnificence and hugeness of the palace to you in black and white. The black and white really accents the structural hugeness and also creates a great contrast against deep blue skies to bring forth the bright limestone structure.
I hope you enjoy the post.
One of the many corridors inside the palace
One of the many gathering places inside the palace
Rajasthan is arguably one of the most colourful states of India. The roots of Rajasthan go back to the local Bhil and Meena tribes; and Gujjars. The monochromatic landscapes and structures made of sandstone provide a fantastic backdrop for photographers, to capture locals in their traditionally colourful and embroidered sari’s with mirror works.
We landed in Udaipur at 5-30 AM. The travel time of 80 Minutes, was very short for us Mumbaites to get used to the nippy December mornings of Rajasthan. Udaipur is the historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar in Rajputana Agency and is famous for its heritage buildings and palaces, including the famed Lake Palace.
This photograph was taken at the gates of The Udaipur City Palace. The official tourist route starts at this huge red wall which inscribes bloodline of the former Mewar Kingdom. For me this is about the fascination and awe that we have for the lives and times of Royalty. This interest transcends boundaries and is present in easterners and westerners alike. Here, the stories of a local guide were consumed with much interest by his American clients. I could not stop myself from capturing this moment.
I will be posting some of the photographs from our 2008 Rajasthan vacation in coming days.
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