As with many other sites and palaces in India, the Moti Dungri has a name that may be transliterated several ways, from Moti Doongari to Moti Dungari. The basic pronunciation, of course, stays much the same across all the versions. The meaning is the same as well: the name stands for “pearl hill”, which is said to describe the spot on which it stands. That said, the Moti Dungri itself may certainly qualify as a pearl beyond price in itself. This magnificent structure is actually a rather singular one in the area, not least because of its architectural references.
Unlike many of the other mahals (mahal stands for palace in the local language) in the area, there is an interesting solidity of shape in the Moti Dungri that seems to echo a slightly blockier cut familiar to those from Western countries, specifically around the United [Read more…]