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Jhansi was first known as Shankargarh, when Orchha was the capital of Bundelas. In a bid of strengthening the security of Orchha, its king Raja Bir Singh Ja Deo had constructed a fort on a hill in Shankargarh. And it was when he looked at the site for the new fort from his Orchha palace that he realized the place looked like a jhain-si (blurred shadow). And this is how Jhansi got its present name.

This fort is none other than the famous Jhansi Fort. Jhansi fort was built in 1613 and today has a wonderful collection of sculptures that depicts the history of Bundelkhand. It is said that Jhansi grew around this fort which crowns a neighboring rock. There are many sculptures of the 9th to 12th centuries found in the Rani Mahal too. The museum of Jhansi houses regional antiques like sculptures, manuscripts, paintings, arms and silver, gold and copper coins.

Discover a world of remarkable reminiscence which is just 18 kms away from Orchha.

Jhansi Fort

The fort of Maharani Jhansi has strategic importance since the earliest of times. It was built by Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo (1606-27) of Orchha on a rocky hill called Bangra in the town of Balwantnagar (presently known as Jhansi ).

The fort has ten gates ( Darwaza) .Some of these are Khandero Gate, Datia Darwaza, Unnao gate, Jharna Gate, Laxmi Gate, Sagar Gate, Orcha Gate, Sainyar Gate, Chand gate.

Rani Mahal


Rani Mahal, Palace of Rani Lakshmi Bai embelished with multi colored art and painting on its walls and ceilings. Presently this palace is converted into a museum. It has a massive collection of Sculptures of the period between the 9th and 12th Centuries AD, housed here by the Archaeologral Survey of India.

U.P.Govt. Museum

The State Museum has a fine collection of terracotta, bronzes, Weapons, Sculptures, Manuscripts, Painting and Coins of Gold, Silver and Copper.

Maha Lakshmi Temple
MahaLakshmiTemple an ancient temple devoted to Devi Mahalaxmi was built in 18th Century. This glorious temple is situated outside Laxmi “Darwaza” near Laxmi Tal.

Maharaja Gangadhar Rao ki Chathri.


The Samadhi of Maharaja Gangadhar Rao is situated on the Laxmi Tal. After the death of Maharaja Gangadhar Rao in 1853 this ancient monument was built by his wife Maharani Laxmi Bai.

Ganesh Mandir


Ganesh Mandir, where the marriage ceremany of Maharani Laxmi Bai, the brave hero of 1857 Inedependence war, and Maharajai Gangadhar Rao was performed. This temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesh.

Nothing is more significant than the time exhausted with friends and family away from the stresses of daily life.

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Amar Mahal
Orchha, District Tikamgarh,
Madhya Pradesh – INDIA
Tel : + 917680252102, 252202
Fax : +917680-252203

 

The quaint little town of Orchha that is famed for its architectural marvels and tourist attractions basks prettily on the banks of the Betwa River. The nondescript Madhya Pradesh town literally means ‘hidden’ and rests in the Bundelkhand region along the Betwa River.


A close look at the geographical facts about Orchha, a landlocked town reveals that it is primarily drained by the Betwa River. Also known as the Vetravati, the Betwa River originates from the mountains of North India and meanders through the plains to enter Madhya Pradesh from the west and flow through Orchha. A tributary of the Yamuna River, the confluence of the Betwa and the Yamuna Rivers takes place in the Hamirpur town, in the vicinity of Orchha.

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The river also finds ample mention in the ancient epics like the Mahabharata. The Betwa River finds mention as the Shuktimati River in the mythological texts as the venerable river on whose banks the capital of the Chedi kingdom rested.

People coming to Orchha get mesmerized to see the beauty river Betwa that borders great example of historical architecture in the form of massive cenotaphs. The monks and devotees make sure to take a holy dip into the River Betwa while adventure seekers enjoy river rafting in its flowing currents.

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Amar Mahal
Orchha, District Tikamgarh,
Madhya Pradesh – INDIA
Tel : + 917680252102, 252202
Fax : +917680-252203

 

 

Jumpstart a healthy lifestyle, reconnect with people you love, or just get away from it all and lay on the spa table at the exotic Amar Mahal in beautiful town of Orchha!!

Indulge and awaken in an ambiance where luxurious spa treatments soothe your body, mind and soul. Your skin will be left glowing. Muscles will relax. Tensions will lift away, and your internal energy will be invigorated.

 

As you enter the Spa of Amar Mahal-Orchha, you are immediately transported to a place of serenity and tranquility, a place where your senses are invigorated, your mind is relaxed and your body is lifted to Euphoria.

 

Sample our artisan honey and sip hand-blended teas before partaking in one of our signature treatments. Let us take care of you. Uncompromising excellence is not just a philosophy, but a highly cultivated practice at the specialty spa in Amar Mahal, Orchha.

We appreciate your uniqueness. Each person’s skin and body is affected by age, diet, emotional dynamics, and exposure to the environment, creating a distinct essence. That essence is constantly changing, constantly evolving. Our master therapists, together with you, meticulously custom tailor each service to reflect and connect with the most subtle aspects of how you look and feel in the moment. Time-honored remedies are blended with exotic botanicals and proven scientific innovations. We are dedicated to delivering carefully crafted, results-driven spa treatments, enhanced with elegant sensory touches.

 

To experience spa treatments at the  Spa at Amar Mahal Orchha, please request an appointment….

Amar Mahal
Orchha, District Tikamgarh,
Madhya Pradesh – INDIA
Tel : + 917680252102, 252202
Fax : +917680-252203

 

One of the oldest pieces of architectural beauty, ChaturbhujTemple, Orchha was built by Raja Madhukar in between the years 1558 and 1573. Chaturbhuj means ‘four arms’. The temple houses an idol of Lord Vishnu with four arms but was originally meant for Lord Rama’s idol.

The original story behind the name of Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha is that when Lord Rama’s idol which was at the Rani Niwas, the private residence of Maharani Gansh Kunwar who was the wife of Raja Madhukar, rejected to move to the temple, an idol of Lord Vishnu with four arms was kept in the temple and this is how the temple came to be known as Chaturbhuj Temple.

Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha in Madhya Pradesh attracts thousands of visitors every year because of its beautiful architectural style. The exterior walls of the Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha is designed with various religious symbols while the interiors are plain and simple that offers you the divine solace. The congregation hall where the devotees gather to offer prayers are criss-cross in shape. Spires have been built above the sanctuary of the Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha at Madhya Pradesh.

The temple is the finest venue for one to go and seek the divine solace. The environment of the temple is very peaceful and calm. The temple is spacious enough to accommodate a large crowd and is lighted throughout the day with the sunlight.

You can easily visit Chaturbhuj Temple in Madhya Pradesh by taking any local transport to Raja Mahal, for the temple is just on the opposite side of the grand palace.

For an unforgettable experience of Orchha’s temples and massive architectures visit the town and discover  the ultimate regal hospitality amidst  the modern luxuries and beauty of nature. Feel free to contact

Amar Mahal
Orchha, District Tikamgarh,
Madhya Pradesh – INDIA
Tel : + 917680252102, 252202
Fax : +917680-252203
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