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Known for its grand palaces, intricately carved temples and striking forts, situated on banks of river Betwa Orchha is a city with a lot of historical significance and a photographers' paradise.
Situated on the banks of Betwa river, Orchha's old world charm casts a spell on tourists from all around the world. The medieval architecture of the palaces and temples tell the story of this city's rich cultural heritage. Orchha was the capital of one of the most powerful dynasties to ever rule in India- the Bundelas. The sheer magnificence and grandeur of the havelis and temples are absolutely breathtaking. Orchha is world-renowned for it's classic mural paintings and frescos. The world renowned temple, Chaturbhuj Temple was built by Queen of Orchha, Ganeshi Bai. Another famous temple Raj Mandir was built by Madhukar Shah during his reign between 1554 and 1591. Dauji ki Haveli, Chhatris and Lakshmi temple are few other places that cannot be missed by any tourist travelling here.
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Orchha is a beautiful historical site. Very easy to approach. Just 20km from Jhansi which is a very important rail junction of central railway , so very well connected to other parts of India. The architecture of palaces is mix of Rajput and Mughal style. Chattris of Bundela kings is a must visit site as they are different in style from chattris of other Rajput Rajas and tombs. View from Lakshmi temple is awesome as one can see most of the monuments of Orchha from here . one can opt to stay in Sheesh Mahal to have the feel of fort .
- Use bottled water for drinking.- Negotiate on your commuting and hotel costs.- Having a rough idea of the history of this place could make your trip more interesting.- Staying in a palace itself could take your experience to a different level altogether.
Houses grand havelis and temples. Renowned for its mural paintings and frescoes. A paradise for the photographers.
Not much to explore apart from the historical monuments and temples.
Orchha is an ideal place for people who love to explore historical monuments. It can be visited by people who appreciate art. A paradise for the photographers.