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Forts Palaces Of India

Author : Bindu Manchanda
ISBN : 8174363815
Genre : Architecture
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The book explores the romance of India's forts and palaces - their past glory, wars and warriors, and unparalleled architecture. The book brings alive the magic of those monuments with a rare combination of prose and inimitable photographs. Master builders, dynasties, armories, underground stepwells, concrete labyrinths - they all come to life in the pages of this masterful tome.
Category: Architecture

Forts And Palaces Of India

Author : Amita Baig
ISBN : 8187108479
Genre : Fortification
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India has a rich cultural past and this is reflected in its innumerable forts, palaces and other monuments, which abound not only in architectural splendour but intriguing individual histories. This book takes a splendid tour of these structures through the whole of India, from Kashmir in the north to Kerala in the south. The architectural magnificence and luxury of these royal palaces are highlighted in the full-colour pictures and detailed essays. Over 325 colour photographs revel in the buildings glorious details and special features, while vivid descriptions of each palace transport the reader back in time into a realm of truly royal experience. Encompassing the rich cultural heritage of India, these forts and palaces offer an authentic Indian experience to heritage lovers.
Category: Fortification

Mighty Maharajas

Author : Amita Baig
ISBN : 0865652937
Genre : History
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India is home to many magnificent palaces and fortresses, the histories of which are intimately related to the country’s long record of disputes between neighboring kingdoms, and the rise and fall of ruling maharajas. Featured here are some 60 of these architectural wonders, dating from antiquity through the colonial era (ending in 1947). A gigantic fort, often built into a rugged mountainside, was the best protection for a ruler and his family, subjects, and government from enemy attacks. Many forts sheltered entire cities, including the residences of courtiers and trusted nobles, which surrounded luxurious and secluded palaces and were centered on temples. This opulent tour begins in ancient India, when dynasties began to be established, and proceeds geographically through the Rajput, Bundelkhand, sultanates, southern kingdoms, Mughal, Maratha, Sikh, Hill, East India, up through the forts of colonial settlers.
Category: History

India The North Forts Palaces The Himalaya Dream Trip

Author : Vanessa Betts
ISBN : 9781907263743
Genre : Travel
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During your valuable holiday time you will want to experience the heart of India. Footprint’s Dream Trip India - The North: Forts, Palaces, the Himalaya will ensure you discover the very best this spirited destination has to offer as well as take you to some fantastic out-of-the-way places hand-picked by the authors. From exploring spectacular forts to taking in the wonder of the iconic Taj Mahal, this new guide is packed full of ideas, suggestions and expert advice and will help you design your own dream trip. • Packed with detailed information on where to go and what to do • A hand-picked selection of the very best places to stay and to eat • Full-colour trip-planning section featuring detailed itineraries and maps • Off-the-beaten track suggestions from the author • Compact, pocket-sized format so you can carry it with you • Written by a local expert offering you insider information Footprint’s carefully tailored information ensures that you get the most out of your dream trip.
Category: Travel

Palaces Of Rajasthan

Author : Antonio Martinelli
ISBN : UOM:39015060603068
Genre : Architecture
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The splendour of Rajasthan's richly appointed palaces, majestic forts andraditional mansions is revealed in this lavishly illustrated book. Georgeichell explores the fascinating royal architecture of this desert state ofndia from the 15th to the 20th century, focusing on the major capitals ofajput power - Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Bikaner - as well as otherentres such as Bundi, Kota, Jaisalmer, Alwar and Shekhawati. Also featuredre the Jat states of Bharatpur and Dholpur. Antonio Martinelli's stunninghotographs survey architectural developments in Rajasthan over a period ofore than five hundred years, providing a detailed visual record ofagnificent facades and opulent interiors. His photographs evoke the grandeurf Rajput courtly life at its height, be it imposing darbar halls whereaharajas held formal audience, or mirrored apartments where they enjoyedore private entertainments. Though the royal complexes are today shadows ofheir former glory, the memory of this greatest age in Rajasthan's historynd its extraordinary palace architecture endures to the present day.
Category: Architecture

India Sublime

Author : Melba Levick
ISBN : UCSD:31822035502327
Genre : Photography
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Vivid colors, delicate stonework, and opulent décor are the trademarks of the palaces, forts, and mansions of India’s maharajas. With their vast marble halls, jewel-box mirrored rooms, mosaics, and tapestries, these palaces present a veritable visual feast. In styles ranging from Art Deco to modern, from Indian folk style to English Colonial, the palaces of Rajasthan, dating from as early as AD 760 to as recently as the middle of the last century, are astonishingly innovative and modern. Many of the most luxurious of them have been converted to hotels. Lavishly illustrated with more than 250 specially commissioned photographs, India Sublime offers twenty-one of the most sumptuous palace hotels, displaying their interior decoration in great detail, as well as showing their pleasure pavilions, gardens, and pools. Now travelers–both real and armchair–can experience the lifestyles of the princes and princesses of old.
Category: Photography

Dk Eyewitness Travel Guide India

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ISBN : 9781405369367
Genre : Travel
File Size : 40.45 MB
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The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide India is your indispensible guide to this exciting country. This fully updated guide includes hand drawn cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of India's must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all its cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions this cultural country has to offer. DK's Eyewitness Travel Guide India will help you to discover India region by region; from the unmissable Taj Mahal to the Andaman Islands and night shopping. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, car or plane. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips will get you under the skin of India, and help you to understand the traditions of this most diverse area of the world. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide India - showing you what others only tell you.
Category: Travel

The Forts Of India

Author : Virginia Fass
ISBN : UOM:39015038549385
Genre : Architecture
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Category: Architecture

Monuments Of India

Author : Shobhna Gupta
ISBN : 8124109265
Genre : India
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This Book Provides An Insight Into The Rich Architectural Heritage Of India. The Book Provides Excellent Reference Material With Easy Text And Captivating Illustrations For The Young And The Old Alike.
Category: India