The Palace of Mysore (also known as the Amba Vilas Palace) is a palace situated in the city of Mysore, Karnataka in S. India. It is the official residence of the Wodeyars - the erstwhile royal family of Mysore that ruled the princely state of Mysore for over 7 centuries, & also houses two durbar halls (ceremonial meeting hall of the royal court). The original palace of 14th century was demolished, & constructed multiple times- last expansion was in 1940.

The Palace of Mysore (also known as the Amba Vilas Palace) is a palace situated in the city of Mysore, Karnataka in S. India. It is the official residence of the Wodeyars - the erstwhile royal family of Mysore that ruled the princely state of Mysore for over 7 centuries, & also houses two durbar halls (ceremonial meeting hall of the royal court). The original palace of 14th century was demolished, & constructed multiple times- last expansion was in 1940.

Arcades with elaborately carved arched windows ring the palace that sits above the high walls of the fort of Mehrangarh, Jodhpur

Arcades with elaborately carved arched windows ring the palace that sits above the high walls of the fort of Mehrangarh, Jodhpur

Located way out in India’s Thar Desert in Rajasthan, the “Golden City” of Jaisalmer gets its color from buildings made of yellow sandstone (especially glowy at sunset). For centuries the city was an important post on camel routes from India to Central Asia – havelis like the one below are elaborate sandstone mansions built by wealthy merchants back in the Jaisalmer’s trading heyday.

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Located way out in India’s Thar Desert in Rajasthan, the “Golden City” of Jaisalmer gets its color from buildings made of yellow sandstone (especially glowy at sunset). For centuries the city was an important post on camel routes from India to Central Asia – havelis like the one below are elaborate sandstone mansions built by wealthy merchants back in the Jaisalmer’s trading heyday.

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