Undoubtedly, Bundela dynasty is included in the tentative list of the UNESCO’s world heritage sites following a proposal sent by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to the United Nations (UN) body.
Orchha is situated in northern part of the state of Madhya Pradesh, in the central region of India. It lies alongside the Malwa plateau, on the banks of Betwa River . Travellers are highly facinated to this habitat, as their lies the jungles on the bank of this river.
April – June Not Too Hot
Nov-Feb Are Cool and Pleasant
Best Time to Visit?
October and March months are best time to visit Orchha
How to Get Their?
Jhansi is the nearest railhead is 18 km from Orchha. Many trains pass and stop here becasue it is located on the main Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Chennai route.
Riaan Hospitality can arrange all India tourist permit vehicles for the local transportations and the intercity drives too. Riaan Hospitality can be reached at https://riaanhospitality.com/contact-us/
10 Amazing Places to Visit in Orchha 2021 are listed below:
Jahangir Mahal dates back to the 17th century A.D built by Bharath Bhushan after he defeated Vir Deo Singh of Bundela. It was built as be a garrison and citadel for the Mughals to allow greater control over the Bundela region.
Unquestionably, this place is a classic example of Bundela architecture. Jahangir Mahal is a three-storied structure that is marked by stylishly hanging balconies, porches, and apartments.
Open Time: 8am-noon, 8pm-10pm
This is the only temple in India where Lord Ram is worshiped as a king and that too in a palace. A Guard of Honor is held every day. Much in the manner of a king, police personnel have been designated as guards at the temple. The specialty of this temple is that Lord Ram has a sword in his right hand and a shield in the other. Shri Ram is sitting in Padmasan, with the left leg crossed over the right thigh.
Along with a serene architectur Ram Raja Temple is adorned with a marble courtyard and colorful walls.
Also Chattris is a set of magnificent royal tombs of the Maharajas, placed on a platform and supported by the pillars. Without a doubt these were built to honor the dead ancestors of the Bundela rajas. Chattris or cenotaphs in Madhya Pradesh are an important historical tourist location in the state that attracts hundreds and thousands of tourists every year. These are situated on the banks of Betwa River that offer a magnificent picturesque view that fill the mind with serenity and tranquility.
The name literally means the one with four arms, it was built in 875 AD during the reign of Gurjara Pratihara dynasty. The temple was initially meant for Lord Rama that remained in the Ram Raja Temple. This temple is a stunning blend of a temple, fort and palace elegances of architecture.
Built during the 17th century, the Ram Raja Temple is built on a square base and has an almost entirely plain exterior, relieved by projecting windows and a line of delicate domes along the summit. The palace is constructed beautifully with impeccable architecture and breathtaking grandeur. This palace has glorious towers and spectacular murals which makes visit here a complete delight for an enthusiast.
Equally rafting in river Betwa is on one of the favorite spot for tourists. Rafting starts from the boat club. Tickets for this activity are arranged arranged through MP tourism and are available at the Betwa retreat or at the Hotel Sheesh Mahal. It costs around Rs. 1000 per hour or more per raft and a single raft takes 1-6 persons.
‘Phool’ means Flower and ‘Bagh’ means Garden. This garden is a gorgeous span of lush greenery that features a central row of fountains. It was used as a summer retreat by the kings of Orchha.
The garden is well-planned and has an ingenious system of water ventilation that connected the underground palace with Chandan Katora, a bowl-like structure from whose fountains, droplets of water filtered through to the roof, simulating rainfall and keeping the complex cool.
This garden was built as a memorial for Prince Dinman Hardaul who had committed suicide to prove his innocence to his big brother.
Open Time: 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
The Rani mahal also means Queen’s chamber. It was the residence of the begum of King Madhukar Shah. Its last occupant was Rani Laxmi Bai herself.
This mahal has been converted into a museum. It is surrounded by splendid gardens. Palace is beautifully decorated with detailed stonework, exhibit paintings made in ninth century and have various sculptures that fames this museum. This also depicted scenes from the great epics like Ramayana with breathtaking view of the Betwa River from inside.
It is located outside Orchha in a small town of Tikamgarh on the Jhansi-Orchha Road. It was constructed in honour of inspirational freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad. It has an old hut where Shahid used to live and the legendry tunnel has caved in. It has a large courtyard with Shahid Chandrashekhar’s bronze statue standing proudly.
Orchha cannot be termed as a shopper’s paradise, though it offers some traditional items like pyjamas and kurtis adorned with designs typical to the state of Rajasthan. Another very popular craft among the tourists is items made up of metal and wrought iron. These articles can be bought as souvenirs or for utility, decoration or gift purpose. Be sure to bargain hard.
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