Thursday, April 28, 2011

Amber Fort - A Misty View

Northern Indian Countryside

Not far away from large cities like Delhi, the traditional way of agricultural life continues with farmers herding their livestock and tilling the land as they have for centuries.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Chomu Palace - Jaipur, India

Once a fortified palace built about 300 years ago, Chomu Palace is now converted into an elegant hotel.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal) - Jaipur, India

Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799, five storeys of intricate lattice windows provided ladies of the royal court the ability to view processions without being seen.

Jantar Mantar Observatory - Jaipur, India

Yantra Raj

An observatory constructed under direction by Maharaja Jai Singh II between 1727 -1734, this complex is comprised of astronomical instruments and tools used to measure time, track celestial bodies and their positions, calculate eclipses, etc. This is another UNESCO World Heritage site.

Astrological Signs at Jantar Mantar