Monday, March 21, 2011

A trip to the Pataudi Palace

A few days ago, my parents spent a night at the Pataudi Palace in Haryana, India. The Pataudi Palace is a heritage property which belongs to the Neemrana group of hotels. Recently this stunning palace was also one of the locations for Julia Robert's movie, Eat Pray Love. The palace was designed by the Austrian architect Karl Molt Von Heinz in the style of the grand colonial mansions of Imperial Delhi. I  love the look and feel of these old colonial mansions. The dreamer in me relates to the history and romance of these old buildings. These lovely buildings in all their restored glory stand today as a testament to a bygone era.

I asked my Dad to take some pictures of the lovely palace......and as usual, he did a splendid job!!!






My absolute favorite images are these night shots......sigh!! What a beautiful sight.......don't you think??


A peek into the next door colonial bungalow which the current royal family uses whenever they are in Pataudi!

All images : My Dad :-)

13 comments:

Shivani Negi said...

The pictures are adorable...in fact I am also planning to visit Neemrana in the coming weekend. I especially liked the pic-3. The pot holders/stand is a good idea .

Namrata said...

Omigod!!! Its sooo pretty!!! I love all the images.. the feel is so royal.. sigh

Simran said...

Anu - Your blog is soooo beautiful!! And very inspiring!! And I loved your home pics. Consider me your latest follower :)
Thanks for dropping by at my blog.

Lisa said...

What lovely images. A beautiful place to visit. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
Lisa x

Bruce Barone said...

Bravo to Dad!

Sound Horn Please said...

Wow! Anu- your dad photographs really well!

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Beautiful photos Dad! What a glorious place!

Sudha said...

amazing pics anu...beautiful place..:)

Susan said...

Oho my. That looks like a fabulous place to stay! Susan

Geetha said...

Dad understands daughter very well, I must say!!!

Sue @ House Pretty said...

So, so nice. Your dad did a great job!

libererlesprit said...

nice pic me also planning 2 visit

Ivy said...

Hey can I use a couple of these beautiful pictures in my website Filmapia? It covers shooting locations of movies.

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