26 Januari 2016

Kembara Asing 3

Tak pernah pun terfikir kembara sejauh ini. Nama tempat ini City Palace... astana lama di Jaipur ini.
Ianya kini menjadi tarikan pelancong. Masih cantik dipelihara sebagai tempat sejarah.

The spectacular City Palace presents the perfect blend of Rajasthani and Mughal styles of architecture. Incorporating a large number of gardens and courtyards, the City Palace took a good three years — 1729 to 1732 — to complete. Constructed initially by Sawai Jai Singh II, the City Palace got several additions courtesy his heirs. These additions continued all the way up to the 20th century.

Chandra Mahal near City Palace, Jaipuir

Among those who designed the palace was Sawai Jai Singh himself who was an architecture enthusiast. The Peacock Gate is one of the main attractions of the City Palace that also houses a museum, an art gallery as well as an exhibition of weapons and royal costumes. The royal family of Jaipur continues to stay in the Chandra Mahal that borders the courtyard of the City Palace.