Sunset clouds from Darbargadh Poshina as we say farewell ……
A dramatic image of rays of sun through the clouds over Darbargadh Poshina ……
An elephant figure in clay at Darbargadh Poshina. More about votive elephants and horses in Poshina in later posts.
Clay elephants made in Poshina ….
A head of an elephant sculpted out of stone at Darbargadh Poshina
Due to my interest in elephant pieces, I look for unusual items during my travels. Darbargadh Poshina didn’t disappoint with several unique elephants in stone.
Darbargadh Poshina has interesting artifacts from the past including this hand operated stone flour mill. Millstones or mill stones are stones used in gristmills, for grinding wheat or other grains. Millstones come in pairs – the runner stone spins above the stationary bedstone creating the “scissoring” or grinding action of the stones.
Capturing the sunrise between balcony pillars at Darbargadh Poshina, Gujarat, India
The sunrise creates striking silhouettes of the traditional architecture of Darbargadh Poshina
Sunrise from the roof terrace at Darbargadh Poshina, Gujarat, India
An arched window at Darbargadh Poshina, Gujarat, India reflects the historic palace dome and terrace
The inside courtyard of Darbargadh Poshina offers a quiet sanctuary for relaxation and reflection
The palace of Darbargadh Poshina still displays its historic beauty as one enters the inner sanctum of the hotel
A welcoming, colorful, architecturally pleasing entrance to Darbargadh Poshina
Darbargadh Poshina is the remnant of the regal times of Gujarat. The beautiful heritage hotel offers amazing views, lavish charms and a memorable experience including the hospitality of a family that once ruled Poshina for eight generations before independence of India.
In Poshina, Gujarat, India is the Darbargadh Poshina, once a palace, and now a welcoming heritage hotel, with huge gateways, a massive dome, numerous pillars and arches, a pleasant courtyard, gardens, lawns and terraces, owned by the descendants of the Chalukyas, whose empire spread through much of Gujarat and Central India in the 12th century.