Doors of India

At home doors are generally pretty plain, flat faces with door knobs, perfectly practical, perfectly dull.  A few front doors may have some windows, or side-lights, but in India, things are different.  Decorative carvings, cool metal hardware and a wide variety of shapes and colors.

This door has spikes to prevent elephants from sneaking into your fort.

This entry way features three landings depending on if you arrive by horse, camel, or elephant.

Doors in India don’t need fancy landings, or elephant proof hardware to be interesting.  Some of the most beautiful ones are the simple rural doors made of wood and rusted hardware.  Weathered colors set in aging buildings create an almost magical feeling that this door, or building could be the same as it was hundreds of years ago.