This 17th century palace, now known as Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal, was built by King Tirumala Nayaka, of the Nayaka dynasty, and was once spread over a much larger area than what remains today.
[Original caption] A beautiful palace of red sandstone built either by Akbar (1556-1605) or by Jahanghir (1605-1627). The great central court, its pillars, the carving and ornamentation, are all pure Hindu.
The summer palace of the Mewar royal family was constructed in the 1740s Maharana Jagat Singh I. Note the exemplary arrangement ny the photographer of the boats in front, as if part of the palace architecture.
[Original caption] King's Bath. When surrounded by Oriental Gardens the palace must have been more beautiful than anything we know of in the East.
Lucknow, the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh, is often called the "city of the Nawabs."
The pillars, domes and minarets of Kaiser Pasand drew on Mughal architecture and European styles popular among Lucknow's ruling class in the 1820s when the
[Original caption] The Saman Burj or Princess Boudoir in Delhi is richly inlaid with mosaic work. Delhi. [end]
The exquisite hand-tinting of this postcard is worthy of the original design.
One of the more priceless messages on vintage postcards: "I do not want to exchange any more post cards with you. F. Terry."
Postmarked Kolkata 1907 and sent to Miss Florence Irwin, 256 Gottingen Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
The history of Varanasi, also called Benares, can be traced back to the time of Gautama Buddha 2,500 years ago when it was the capital of Kashi.