Rajasthan

Amber fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan – 3

Amber fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan – 2

Amber fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan – 1

Temple of Goddess Shilla, Amber fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Madhavendra Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur

Cultural Night Show, Sam Sand Dunes

Canon EOS 600D, f/10, 1.6 sec, ISO-3200

Zaheer Khan playing Khartal
Canon EOS 600D, f/10, 1.6 sec, ISO-3200

Folk Dancer Simran
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Folk Dancer Sharda
Canon EOS 600D, f/10, 1.6 sec, ISO-3200

Dhol player Barkat Khan
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Canon EOS 600D, f/22, 3.2 sec, ISO-1600

Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur

Nahargarh Fort Stepwell

Nahargarh Fort is one of three forts at Jaipur, Amber Fort and Jaigarh Fort, being the other two. Nahargarh means an “abode of tigers”. Nahargarh Fort was built in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of the city of Jaipur. The fort and stepwell at Nahargarh were built as a defense fort, which was never used. This stepwell design is unique one in that there’s no symmetry in kind of steps cut out of the hillside to collect water in.

Mashqi

Mashq is a traditional water-carrying bag, usually made of waterproofed goat-skin. A person who is carrying a mashq is called a Māshqi.

This picture was captured when I visited Dargah Sharif, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India.

Countless Chirps

This picture was taken at Salasar Balaji Dham, Rajasthan.
It is believed by the locals, during aarti at evening hours, all birds from surroundings assemble on this tree, planted at the temple’s courtyard and chant/chirp in the name of Lord Ram.
“Ram Ram”

Chiseling Sculptress

Desert Drops

Let’s Hangout

Rolling Gas

Monk in Pushkar

Pokhran Fort

Fort Pokaran, the 14th century citadel also known as “Balagarh” stands as a paragon amidst the Thar Desert. This monument is the premier fort of The Chief of  Mighty Champawats (the clan of Rathores) has to its erstwhile aristocratic title attached the prestigious honour ‘Pradhan’ ( The Premier Noble )  to recognize every Thakur of Pokaran as of the first honour in The Darbar (the court) of the state Marwar- Jodhpur.

Surrounded with rocky, sandy and five salt ranges, POKARAN means “the place of five mirages”.Fort Pokaran stands on ancient trade route that carried salt, silk and spices to Persia and beyond. Instead of winding caravans of the past, it now has trains, buses and cars. The fort now attracts travellers to stay betwixt the glorious history where each stone speaks out volumes of the past.

It is en route both from Jodhpur to Jaislamer and Bikaner to Jaislamer. It indeed makes an ideal break and offers extended traditional hospitality, which was once offered to Humayun; the Mughal Emperor in the 16th century and later to his great grandson Akbar `II; son of the last Mughal Emperor; Aurangzeb.

Brahma Temple, Pushkar, Rajasthan, India

Pushkar Lake, Pushkar, Rajasthan, India

Dargah Sharif, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

Cloud Capped Mountain – 2