Thursday Doors- Palaces and Forts of Rajasthan

Here are some more pictures of doors from my Rajasthan visit. The city is a door lover’s delight. Carved or not, king’s or common man’s – every door in the place is a work of art and can make anybody turn into a photographer.

I found this beautifully carved door at the memorial built for Maharajah Jaswant Singh II in 1899, in Jodhpur, Rajasthan
I absolutely loved how the sun’s rays fell on these doors and how the tree cast shadows over it
This carved door with the intricate marble carving around it leads to the rooms in the Mehrangarh palace and fort at Jodhpur
This door belongs to a window in the Sila Devi temple at the palace. The lattice work and the colour of the walls made even this ordinary wooden door look stunning.

A door at Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace) in Jaipur. There is something so beautiful about this door though it does need upkeep.

The door leading to the Queen’s room in Nahrangarh fort, Jaipur. Can you see the door at the back of the room?

The doors at the forts are wooden doors encased in metal and have elaborately carved arched doorways. The entrance doors to the forts had metal spikes to prevent elephants from ramming into them during wars.

To check out more on Rajasthan, visit my post Travel: Day 4 & 5: Jodhpur- The Sun City

This post is linked to Dan’s Thursday Doors series.

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42 responses to “Thursday Doors- Palaces and Forts of Rajasthan”

  1. Vikas Acharya Avatar

    Wow amazing pics collection. beautifully covered. Thanks for sharing your Travel tales and Thoughts.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you, Vikas. I’m glad you enjoyed reading the post.😊

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      1. Vikas Acharya Avatar

        My pleasure That I could find a soulful blogger in this Era.

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          That’s very kind of you to say, Vikas. Thank you again.

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  2. I. J. Khanewala Avatar

    Beautiful collection. You just reminded me that I should go back to these places

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you for visiting the blog and your kind words. I’m so glad it makes you want to visit the place again.

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  3. Teagan Riordain Geneviene Avatar

    Thanks for this beautiful tour, Smitha. I particularly like the Hawa Mahal door for the scalloped edges around the top, plus the color combination. You are right — all of them are art. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you, Teagan for following the blog and your warm words of appreciation. The color of the door is what caught my eye too. So glad you liked the post. Hugs.

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  4. Miriam Hurdle Avatar

    These are exquisite doors, Smitha! Thank you for checking out my blog post. I’m glad to have found you and learned that you’ve moved to India and you’ve published a poetry book with a blogging friend. I worked in a bank for three months as a summer job. It was when we counted the pennies by hand at the end of the day to balance my tray!! I was off by a little on one day and recounted the pennies t reconcile with the deposit slips! 🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Glad to have reconnected,Miriam🙂. We were in touch earlier…when I was in Dubai,prior to 2018. Then, I guess,I lost touch. Hope to stay connected, henceforth.
      Lol…thank you for sharing your experience in the bank. You got me smiling. Reconciling can be so hard especially at the end of the day,when all you want to do, is go home.
      Have a wonderful day!

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  5. Brenda Avatar

    Very nice doors, especially the ones with shadows dancing across them!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Those are my favorite too,Brenda. Thank you for visiting and writing back.🙂

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  6. Tanja Avatar

    fantastic doors!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you, Tanja for visiting. Glad you liked it.

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  7. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    These really are amazing doors, Smitha. The detail around the doors with paintings and carvings is incredible.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Yes, they are,Robbie. I do hope you plan a visit to India. Rajasthan is replete with culture and History- two subjects that interest you🙂.

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  8. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet Avatar

    How stunningly gorgeous and unique these doors are, Smitha! What a priceless heritage of architecture and art! Thank you so much for posting these lovely photos! ❤ I will never have the opportunity to visit India, so I appreciate seeing your photos very much. 🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Dear Cheryl, it makes me happy you could see Rajasthan through my eyes. If you check my previous posts, you’ll get to see some videos I’ve added. They’ll make you feel you’re right there🙂. I’m suggesting it since you said you don’t think you would ever have the opportunity of visiting❤. Rajasthan’s architecture and vibe is unique.
      Thank you for your appreciation of the post. It means a lot.

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      1. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet Avatar

        That sounds great, Smitha! I will check out the videos! ❤

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  9. Infinite Living Avatar

    door lover’s delight – indeed you said it truly. I was imagining those long ago times when how this would beprolific art form – all the intricate carvings and such artistic attention. Loved them all!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Pragalbha, that’s what I was thinking of when I walked through the palaces- how those craftsman carved each block of stone so painstakingly. Every inch is a marvel. Happy you enjoyed seeing them.

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  10. restlessjo Avatar

    These are just fabulous! You’d never get me away from this place.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Ha ha. Thank you, Jo. I felt the same- like I could never get tired of looking at those doors. Thank you for visiting. Have a wonderful day!

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  11. Vineetha Brijesh Avatar

    Beautiful photographs Smitha. Loved each of them.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much, Vineetha. Did it bring back memories of your trip?🙂

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  12. jazzytower Avatar

    I see what you mean about this city being a door lovers dream. My goodness! Now I want to go see 🙂. Thanks for sharing!!!!

    Pat

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      I’m happy it makes you want to travel to Rajasthan. I can assure you, the city will not let you down. Thank you, Pat for visiting the blog and for your appreciation. Your comment made me smile.

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      1. jazzytower Avatar

        My pleasure, and thanks for the introduction🙂

        Pat

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  13. Inga Avatar

    Stunning doors ! Thank you for sharing

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you very much,Inga for visiting and for your kind appreciation.

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  14. John Hric Avatar

    Smitha beautiful doors. Love the carvings and decorations. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you, John for the appreciation. I found the carvings stunning too. It’s the kind you can keep looking at and yet not get enough of it. Thank you again, for visiting.

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  15. Rowena Avatar

    Wow! Checking these out was so interesting and they’re so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I have been a bit intermittent at Thursday Doors for awhile and I had forgotten the joy of going from country to country and exploring other cultures through the medium of the door. I live in Sydney, but have been doing some traveling through Ireland lately via Google Earth and ended up in the small village of Carriagaholt, I’ve shared some photos of the doors but go into more detail in the previous post which includes links to Irish music played there.
    I have largely been in covid lockdown due to my health since June last year but am still able to get out into nature.
    Hope you have a good week.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you, Rowena for visiting. It’s wonderful that we can travel and see all the beauty this world has to offer without hopping on a flight, thanks to Google and the rest of social media. ‘Ended up in the small village of Carriagaholt’ – that sounds perfect. It’s made me curious. I’ll hop over to your post and check out the doors there.
      I’m glad you’re feeling better now. Do take care.
      Warm regards,
      Smitha

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  16. Thursday Doors 10/2/22: Cerveteri 1. – An Embarrassment of Riches Avatar

    […] just as I’d envisioned. She is the first friend to do so. And today she is showing us several marvellous Rajasthan doors from her country, India. Thank you kindly, […]

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  17. Manja Maksimovič Avatar

    Oooo, Smitha, so many door beauties. I’d camp in front of these (if they’d let me). 😮 All of these are just marvellous!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      🙂 Manja, it’s to tempt you to take the flight to India. I’m so happy you liked the photographs. The doors are quite remarkable in Rajasthan.

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      1. Manja Maksimovič Avatar

        I can see that! As for taking a flight, it sounds like science fiction right now. But one never knows.

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  18. Dan Antion Avatar

    These are all lovely photographs and remarkable doors. I love the picture looking through one set of doors to the doors in the background. Thanks for sharing these with Thursday Doors .

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you,Dan for checking out the post. I’m glad you liked the photographs. I’m going to do the series on Rajasthan doors for one more week and then I’ll probably run out of photographs🙂

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  19. Toonsarah Avatar

    These are all so beautiful!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much, Sarah. It’s a mix of photos from Jaipur and Jodhpur. I could click away- every door in the place had character.

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