For the pillars in the garden, I fashioned them based on the stem of The Winter Horsetail plant. The Indian Gardens had a lot of plants from European countries. India as a culture is never about just one idea. It is a boiling pot of different cultures. There are influences from many countries such as Persia and Turkey in ancient Indian art.
I created the lanterns from roses as roses were highly loved by the Mughal rulers of Ancient India. They were considered the most regal of all flowers.
I used an ambient light and a directional light to give it this atmosphere. I even tried using two ambient lights but i didn't like the way it looked.
Single Ambient Light
Double Ambient Light