The Enchanting Royal Cenotaphs in Bundi, Rajasthan are located besides a Lotus Lake and surrounded by the Ancient Aravalli Hills.
The Pictures remind me of movies Like India Jones, Tomb Raider and blogs on Angkor Vat.
The Era of Kings and Queens is over, yet these lovely Structures now run over by Nature remind me of an Era long gone by, when they Ruled this very Land under which they lie in Eternal Slumber.
The Leaves have fallen from the naked trees and turned to dust along with The Maharajas ( Kings) and Maharanis ( Queens) whose ashes lie beneath these lofty Cenotaphs, called Chattris ( literal translation is an Umbrella) in Hindi.
Details like the procession of Elephants in stone carved at the based of the Chattrisand the Beautiful Natural Surroundings accentuate the beauty of this relatively unknown region of Rajasthan.
Previous blogs like RIP PRETTY ONE, THE HAUNTED and TRANQUILITY have somehow compelled my subconscious Brain to unveil these ROYAL CHAMBERS of Everlasting Peace.
To Fathom and soak in the Majestic Landscape of the Great Canyons of India formed by the River Chambal over Time Immemorial travel with me on a Boat and View the following posts: “Cursed yet Enchanting River”, “Great Canyons of India”, “White as Snow”, “Ghost Tree” and “Blue-Eyed Comorants”.
An Enchanting View reminds of a movie titled “The Lost World “. Watch out for Gigantic Dinosaurs.
To see some of the inhabitants of these Glorious Rocky Ravines and Cliffs, do read previous blogs titled ;“Coupled for Life”, “Salt and Pepper”,Egyptian Roost”, “On the Rocks” and “Over the Cliff”.
The glorious cobalt blue waters of the River Chambal provide a fabulous foreground to the mesmerizing landscape viewed from the Blue Boat.
Relax, Soak in the Sun and Enjoy an Enchanting Ride through the spectacular Canyons of the Chambal in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, Central India.
The River Chambal was cursed by a Lady Born from The Flames of A Fire ( Yagnaseni or Draupadi from the Epic Mahabharatha) . That is only one of the numerous fablesand myths that hover over the Enchanting Terrain through which the river traverses.
A sharp eye will enable you to discern THE GHOST TREE in the picture below .
Bhutia ( Marathi), The Ghost Tree ( English),Gum Karaya, Sterculia urens ( Scientific name)is a deciduous Tree native to India.
All the leaves have been shed by The Indian Gum Tree revealing the pale White Bark which lends it the name Bhutia or GHOST TREE.
This Ghostly looking tree is however extremely Useful not only to the Langurs that can be seen in the picture below, but also to Humans as they are the source of the much sought after “Gum Karaya”.
“Gum Karaya” is the natural alternative to Viagra and has a formidable reputation as an Aphrodisiac.
Be Enchanted and do read earlier posts titled RIVER CURSED YET ENCHANTING and OVER THE CLIFF.
The Eastern Great Egret ( English), Bagula( Hindi), Ardea alba modesta ( Scientific Name) is the Ultimate in Patience.
Am sharing pictures of this Large Gorgeous All in White Bird spotted along the Banks and Rocky Canyons of the Chambal River ( Do read previous posts titled RIVER CURSED YET ENCHANTED, OVER THE CLIFF, EGYPTIAN ROOST etc to know more about the region )
The Large Egret and a bottle of beer. Do observe the Colour of the Beak is Black as opposed to Yellow in the pictures above.