Sunday, March 18, 2012

Other buildings

Other buildings


Other buildings

  • Tambekar Wada:
    Tambekar Wada, a 4-storey haveli, the residence of the Diwan of Vadodara acquired by the Archeological Survey of India, is famous for its wall paintings from the 19th century Maratha tradition depicting scenes from the Mahabharata, Lord Krishna's life and from the Anglo-Maratha war.

  • Kirti Mandir:
    Kirti Mandir was the royal mausoleum of the Gaekwads, commissioned by Maharaja Sayajirao on his 75th birthday for his ancestors with a bronze sun, moon, earth and the map of India atop its spire. It is known for its murals by Nandlal Bose, a famous painter from Tagore's Shantiniketan, with scenes from the Mahabharata and of Mirabai's life.

  • Qutbuddin Hajira:
    Qutbuddin Hajira is a tomb over the grave of Qutbuddin Muhammed Khan, one of Mughal Emperor Akbar's generals and later the local governor, built in 1586 and now the most significant Mughal monument in the area. Its quiet charm is enhanced by an old stepwell nearby.

  • Nyaya Mandir:
    Nyaya Mandir, “Temple of Justice”, is an ancient building now used as the district sessions court.

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