Nature never ceases to surprise me as a  gorgeous flower blooms in the arid and rocky desert of Rajasthan.

Watch the Lotus bloom in the Chokhelao Bagh in the Mehrangarh Fort in the Rocky Desert of Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.


cholebao bagh

Fish  view from the Lotus Pond at Chokhelao Bagh,

The Blue Lotus ( English) ,  Neelkamal  ( Hindi)  ,  Nymphaea Nouchali ( Scientific)

the pond

The pond

The Spellbinding Blue Lotus rises from the water with the morning Sun  and  then with the setting Sun the petals fold and the flowers sink back into the pond.

Revered by the Ancient Egyptians, the Lotus finds a special place in all Ancient Religions of India as well.

Do observe the tadpole looking bud it still immersed in water as the gorgeous flower in bloom casts a reflection.


The architecture of many Jain and Hindu temples has been inspired from the Lotus as well.

This beautiful inverted lotus  roof of a Hindu temple  can be seen even today in the Qutb Minar Complex at New Delhi.

Compare the centre to the feature image  of the Lotus.

lotus roof
Lotus Roof


The Blue Lotus however is a water lily belonging to the family Nymphaeaceae.

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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.


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