Doors are intriguing and mysterious.  Doors lead to curiosity… What’s behind that beautiful door?  Is the house or building as amazing as the door itself?  Are the people who live here as wonderful as the door?  Doors are like book covers.  You can’t judge a book by its cover.  And you can’t judge a building by its doors.

On a recent trip to India, I was amazed at all the doors I saw.  They ranged from very ornate to very simple.  The first door featured below is from a courtyard at the Amber Palace in Jaipur.  The color and intricate design makes this my favorite door.

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Grand door at the Amber Palace, Jaipur

 

Here are some of the other fantastic doors:

 

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Door at the City Palace Museum, Jaipur

 

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One of the many doors at the Amber Palace, Jaipur
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Door to the library at the Gandhi Museum, New Delhi
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Traditional Indian door at the Gandhi Museum, New Delhi

 

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Door at Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi
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Door to a handicraft emporium flanked by Dragons, Connaught Place, New Delhi

 

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Intricate stone carving atop a door to the City Museum, Jaipur
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Beautifully carved door at the Amber Palace, Jaipur

While I was marveling at the art and craftsmanship of all the doors we saw…my kids’ favorite door was the one to the Dessert Refrigerator!

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Doors to the Dessert Refrigerator, Novotel Aerocity, New Delhi