Book Review: Forts & Palaces of India | Forbes IndiaTarun Chopra is an internationally acclaimed photographer who has produced some of the most stunning photographic art books on India. Each book of his has been a commercial success story in itself, with some titles well into their tenth edition. Art connoisseurs from across the globe collect his photographs. At present, Tarun is working on a project called Threads of Compassion, for which he is travelling around the world and interviewing and photographing world religious readers in their own habitat. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
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This book is a homage to the tremendous architectural heritage of India. The building of forts and palaces has always been regarded as a symbol of dynastic pride. These grand structures witnessed the rise and fall of many a great kingdom in medieval India. There are hundreds of forts in different parts of the country. A vast number of these forts survive in sheer ruins, rendering it extremely difficult to identify the structures within.
India has a rich cultural past reflected in its innumerable forts, palaces and other monuments which abound not only in architectural splendour but intriguing.
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The 13 days Forts and Palaces tour of India is an eclectic treat to your eyes introducing you to the timeless cultural heritage of India. Retrace the history of India with a visit to its beautiful cities which hold special place for boasting magnificent monuments.
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Not only beautiful, the fort included clever engineering feats that enabled it to last for centuries. With 84 bodies of water 22 of which still exist , the fort featured a sophisticated water system interconnecting the reservoirs so that there was always an ample supply. The City Palace, once the royal residence is now a plush hotel in Rajastthan. Famous for its terraces and pavilions, this entry featured the vivid colors and decoration typical of the fort. It is amazing to realize that work on the old palace Juna Mahal in Dungarpur started in With many intricately painted walls in a variety of styles, it is a museum-like residence that author Amita Baig likens to mansions in Italy such as the Palazzo Pitti in Florence. In the mid 18th century, following the decline of the Mughal Empire, the Nizams emerged as powerful and wealthy.