The Queen's Step Well

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Rajasthan : the land of forts and palaces is quite famous in tourist circuit (especially foreigners). Though the popular destinations are Jaipur, Ajmer, Udaipur, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur there are few more small cities all across Rajasthan which boast of some exquisite architecture. Also apart from Palaces and forts one can see some of the best step wells (Baoli) of India in this region.
Fortunately i had the chance to visit one of the lesser known cities in Rajasthan (Kota) few weeks back. I used this opportunity to visit Boondi (an erstwhile kingdom of Rajput kings). Boondi is famous of its wall paintings, City palace, Taragarh Fort and Rani Ji ki Baoli (in pic). Raniji-ki-Baoli, (Queen's step well) is a 46-m-deep step well, built in 1699 by Queen Nathavatji, and is known for its carvings as you can see in the pic.
Do take out time to visit Boondi, Will be posting more pics from Boondi in coming weeks.

22 Comments:

Blogger mayuri said...

its awesome :)
one of the best shots from boondi trip.

10:24 PM  
Blogger ~ | | OM | | ~ said...

fantashtic....

loved the pic.. however i would have liked it a li'il less saturated with some warmth... abhi saturation zyada hai !!!

5:38 AM  
Blogger Becoming a Stranger to Myself said...

this is breathtaking stuff.

and your new template is providing a good effect. nice!

11:01 AM  
Blogger ~ Deeps ~ said...

@mayuri
thanx.yeah it is...one of personal fav....

@om
thanx bro........right...lil over saturated in front....i tried to lessen it but the background part was not coming out well.......so i decided not to post process it at all........

@BSTM
thanx.....yeah thats why i love black......they provide best background for any pic......

11:58 AM  
Blogger Chitrangada said...

Frst of all many congratulation on new blog n this one is really good sply the horizontal thing :)

and this Queen thing is amazing ..really royal and u treated that in real royal way ...

:)

6:57 PM  
Blogger ~ | | OM | | ~ said...

but whatever said and done....


this is A W E S O M E

9:01 PM  
Blogger Kanu said...

Magnificent. A journey into the deep secrets of a queen...

I dont know but your pictures inspire me...its like looking at them my words flow out...

and that is a compliment in the truest sense i can ever give to anyone...

10:36 PM  
Blogger orion said...

hey, that's a nice pic... like the framing and tone.

11:33 PM  
Blogger Apy said...

Wow.. very nice...

11:43 PM  
Blogger burf said...

ive lived in kota for 3 years as a kid, i loved that place [for reasons other than travel]

this pic above [contrary to ur other creations] is a b'ful subject itself which i why i am sorry to say that i dont find it a great pic

12:14 AM  
Blogger ~ Deeps ~ said...

@Om
thanx again.........

@kanu
Thanx a lot....thats one of the best compliments i have ever got for my pics

@sach1tb
Welcome to my blog. thanx :)

@Apy
Thanx dude

@burf
Thanx for ur input....i agree no pic can do justice to beautiful creations like these.....i have no doubt about that :)
cheers

12:32 AM  
Blogger Chantal said...

beautiful capture, great color and symmetry.

3:56 AM  
Blogger Intern said...

Perfect - Very detailed and symmetrical!
Love it!

8:33 AM  
Blogger Rohit Talwar said...

OH MAN! I remember seeing equally-exquisite stuff in Udaipur.. detailed and beautiful. You just can keep staring and be amazed for the same amount of time :D

This is a very cool shot bro!!! I want to go and see these places!!! :|

9:06 AM  
Anonymous navin harish said...

Interesting info. I will check with my brothr if this is the same place and if not where is sahelion ki baoli. New layout oks good.

7:30 PM  
Blogger Chitrangada said...

I don think i was invicible :(

huh

anyways

AGAIN

BEAUTIFUL AND ROYAL PIc :P

5:57 AM  
Blogger me said...

amazing, brilliant....aur kya kahoon...tooooo gud!

9:55 AM  
Blogger Thinker said...

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11:53 AM  
Blogger Thinker said...

A great view.. Must appreciate your keen eye too.
Regards,
Rashi

11:55 AM  
Anonymous coolant said...

achhi photo hai!

:)

waiting (eagerly) for the next pic

2:09 AM  
Anonymous Rahul said...

Have i been here before? WOW.. the image is superb and so is the site.. beautifully redesigned.. kudos to you!!

11:24 AM  
Blogger somitra said...

great composition and the lighting is enhancing the borders

11:41 PM  

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