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Old Royal Palace

The Old Royal Palace of Danta town was fortified in the past, and is clustered around a series of courtyards, interconnected by a series of gates. A low height structure surrounds the first court, which originally acted as an administrative block. There is the family shrine of Goddess Ambaji in the same court. It is built in the Rajput style of architecture, inspired by the Royal Architecture of Rajasthan. This four-storeyed structure resembles the small Darbargadhs of Rajasthan. The lower level has opaque and plain structure, decorated with several architectural elements like horizontal friezes, carved brackets, delicately carved stone jalis, jharokhas, decorated parapets and domes.

The second gate leads to another courtyard of the Residential Wing. The red stone entrance of this wing carries profusely carved floral pattern which is in the style of the royal palaces and havelis of Bikaner. The inner courtyard is surrounded by arcades and the stair tower is capped by a dome.

Updated on 11th September, 2014
Location: Danta    


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