03 February 2011

Royal Chatris @ Mandore

Some 8 km north of Jodhpur, is an old city that was the capital of the Marwar kingdom before it shifted to Jodhpur - Mandore.

There are no architectural traces of that era, but there is a group of red sandstone buildings that belong to a later era. The structures look like temples but are actually tombs of the royal family of Jodhpur.

 The largest (above)  is the mausoleum of Ajit Singh.

The buildings of this complex are designed with Islamic touches to the traditional Hindu temple style.

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