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Udaypur - The Water Palace

Udaypur - The Water Palace

Photographer: Bourne and Shepherd

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1873

Shelfmark: Photo 970/(17)

Item number: 970117

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Jag Mandir Palace, Udaipur from James Burgess' 'Photographs of Architecture and Scenery in Gujarat and Rajputana' taken by Colin Murray in c.1872-73. The Rajput capital of Udaipur, is situated on the picturesque Lake Pichola in between two hills. There are many pleasure pavilions on the lake, the best preserved complex is the Jag Mandir. Built in 1551 of sandstone inlaid with marble it commands a magnificent view over the City Palace and the Lake Palace. The domed pavilion or Gul Mahal was built in a Mughal style architecture around 1621. Most of the other buildings are of the 18th Century. This is a view from the shore looking towards the Jagmandir Palace, with a boat drawn up on the shore in the foreground.

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