Scattered across the
country are many palaces which belonged to the Maharajas
and over the last 10years have been used as hotels. Cast aside any notion that
these are conventional hotels; one is left with the feeling that the Maharaja left
but a few months ago.
One such hotel at
Kuchaman was positioned on a rock outcrop high above the town
This is the nearest I got to any mountains!
A view from the gatehouse at the foot of the rock
looking up to the palace.
Access from here was by four-wheel drive Jeep or walk!
Even in mid-November dining each day was alfresco
sometimes as here with entertainment
The Harem was equisitely decorated......
..........with hundreds of small mirrors
All the walls were covered in paintings.
Here is the Hindu god Ganesh
More images from the harem walls
1.Views from the Bus Window
2. Walk the Streets
6. Taj Mahal