Lotus Mahal, Hampi
Lotus Mahal is the primary attraction of the Zanana Enclosure. It is shaped like a lotus. It is built in Indo-Islamic style.
The upper floor of the Mahal has balconies with arched windows. The arches of the ground floor are recessed and ornate. The walls are protected from Sun and rain by the curved eaves. The pillar arches of the structure covered with exemplary carvings and delicate art work.
Lotus Mahal is the palace where Rani (Queen) used to stay during summer.
Surprisingly this structure remained undamaged during the ruinous pillage by the sultanate armies after Vijayanagara Empire was defeated in 1565.
Remember that picture we posted awhile back with the giant tortoise? Well that picture was of Curieuse Island, one of the islands of the Seychelles Islands. This photo is of La Digue, another one of the Seychelles Islands. 🇸🇨
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There is nothing better than a farmstay and authentic escape to the country!
Put your feet up and enjoy Heilfontein Lodge in Tesselaarsdal, a small town in the Overberg!
Plant your own garden & decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers ❤️🌻
... but if give me flowers I’ll gladly take them any day 🤣
lashes from @flutterlashsg doing wonders for my eyes 💕
Referred to by many as the Grand Canyon of India, the Marble Rocks near Jabalpur is a beautiful gorge cut by the Narmada river into soft marble rocks, after the famous Dhuandar falls. The water is crystal clear, and one has the option of a memorable boat ride, particularly during moonrise on Full Moon night, when translucent marble rocks are bathed in the lunar luminosity... A must visit spot in India.
Wherever you go, go with all your heart 💫
A long time dream came true when visiting Easter Island, one of the most remote places in the world and famous for its monumental statues, called Moai. In school we learned a lot about it because of my fellow countryman, the famous Norwegian adventurer, Thor Heyerdahls expedition to the island in the 1950s 🗿