Sunday, June 19, 2011

Aina Mahal, Bhuj


In the same compound as the Prag Mahal was the Aina Mahal, heavily affected by the 2001 earthquake. A portion of it has been made into a museum. Meaning “palace of mirrors,” the 18th-century palace’s name to fame is its Hall of Mirrors room. Though its splendor didn’t quite match that of the palaces I had visited in Rajasthan (not to mention the earthquake tarnishing some of that beauty), there still was some to see. The wall still contained portions covered with white marble. Gilded mirrors covered the majority of space at eye-level. Venetian glass candelabras and colored glass lamps dangled from the ceiling. For me, the room’s most striking feature was the floor, decorated with blue china tiles manufactured in Bhuj.

1 comment:

Nick Halden said...

Very Informative post! I have been there a few times but I never came to know about these facts.Thanks for sharing this wonderful post with us. Here are few more places to visit in Bhuj that one can really explore on their trip to Bhuj.