Dec. 24, 2001 - Inside the Junagarh Fort.
There are many beautiful palaces within the Junagarh Fort. The Chandra Mahal with carved marble panels and brilliant paintings, the Phool Mahal, a coronation hall ornately decorated with lacquer, mirrorwork and glasswork, the Har Mandir, the majestic hall of ceremonies where royal weddings and formal celebrations were held, and the Karan Mahal built to mark the Rajput victory over Mughal king Aurangzeb. The multi-storied Anup Mahal was the governance chamber for the rulers. The fort also has a library containing books in Persian and Sanskrit. Palanquins and armoury used by the Maharaja are also put on display. Other places of interest include the Durga Niwas - a handsomely painted courtyard, and the Ganga Niwas - another large courtyard, which sports a finely carved red sandstone front.
Chris and Tanya posing in the courtyard
Overlooking the gardens
Details of the wall
More details of the walls
Rushabh examining the ceiling