Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sheesh Mahal, Jaipur

Sheesh Mahal is located in Amber Fort at Jaipur (State: Rajasthan). As the name suggests, this palace is called Palace of Glass.

This is constructed in 1623 during the reign of Raja Jai Singh. King used this place to meet his special guests.

The walls and ceilings of the hall are beautifully covered with mirrors, in such a way that even if a small ray of light enters the Mahal this light would reflect in the mirrors and the entire hall would have a natural light up. The glass used here ids imported from Begium.

There are various design patterns with mirrors on the
walls and ceiling. Abo
ve is one of the intricate designs in the ceiling.