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If you are planning your vacations in advance for the coming festive season, the good news is there are some holidays in between the weeks and near weekends that can be easily extended to make a small vacation.

If you have a five-day week, then taking a holiday on October 1 will stretch the weekend from September 29 to October 2 (Gandhi Jayanti). Even those working on Saturday can at least get a three-day break. The long holiday from October 26 to 28 can begin earlier with a day’s leave on October 25, as October 24 is Dassera.

While Diwali is on November 13, a day’s leave on November 12 (Monday) can light up the weekend right from November 10. It may get extended if Pratipada, the day after Laxmi Pujan, is also a holiday for your establishment. The last opportunity to extend the weekend in the year comes if one avails a day’s leave on December 24 (Monday), making it a holiday from December 22-25.

Here’s the chart!!

2nd Oct (Tue) – Gandhi Jayanti
Take leave on: 1st Oct (Monday)
Your vacation: 4 days!

13, 14 october- weekend; 16 october – Navaratri sthapna.

take leave on- 12, 15 october.

Your vacations- 5 days.

24th & 26th Oct (Wed & Fri) – Dussera & Bakri Id
Take leave on: 22nd, 23rd & 25th Oct (Mon, Tue & thur)
Your vacation: 9 days!

13th & 14th Nov (Tue & Wed) – Diwali
Take leave on: 12th, 15th & 16th Nov (Mon, Thur & Fri)
Your vacation: 9 days!

25th Dec (Tue) – Christmas
Take leave on: 24th Dec (Monday)
Your vacation: 4 days!

Now, enjoy your smartly planned vacations with your friends and family and Orchha could be one destination to explore within these holidays!!

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

Book your holiday with….

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

 

Orchha has 15 chhatris or memorials for its rulers, located near the Kanchan Ghat on River Betwa. The chhatris provide a beautiful view to tourists from the bridge on River Betwa, from where tourists can enjoy the look of the magnificent monuments and their reflection in the river.

These cenotaphs include the Chattris of Madhukar shah, Vir Singh Deo, Jaswant Singh, Udait Singh, Pahar Singh & Others. Most of the cenotaphs are designed in Panchaytan style. Out of which the cenotaph of Vir Singh Deo is most popular and frequently visited by the visitors and enthusiastic travelers due to its unique architecture and mesmerizing designs.

Vir Singh Deo was a Bundela Rajput chief and the ruler of the kingdom of Orchha from 1605 to 1627 AD during Jahangir’s reign as the Mughal emperor of India. He was an ally of Jahangir’s in the latter’s struggles against his father, Akbar. Vir Singh killed Abu’l-Fazl ibn Mubarak, an adviser of Akbar’s in 1602. Vir Singh Deo’s mausoleum is located in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh, India, and features Hindu and Mughal architecture.

The rule of Vir Singh deo (1605-1627 A.D) is regarded as the golden era in the annals of Bundela dynasty. He built the grand & Majestic building i.e Jahangir Mahal, Phoolbagh,Lakshminarayana Temple, Hamam and Naubatkhana. The cenotaph of Vir Singh Deowas build was Jujhad singh in 1627.1628 A.D. construction on an elevated square platform. The sanctum sanctorum too is square shaped and in structure is three storeyed. The joining on each of the floor has balconies, most of which have not been able to survive and ravages of the time. The flow of the Betwa River touches the bottom of platform making it more scenic.

 

Next time on your trip to Orchha don’t miss to visit one of the oldest pieces of architectural beauty and magnificence, Cenotaph of Maharaja Vir Singh Deo and other splendid marvels of Architecture.

Book your holiday with….

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

 

A part of the Bundelkhand region, Chitrakoot, ‘the hill of many wonders’, nestles peacefully in the northern spurs of the Vindhyas in the region bordering Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh which is just 250 kms from Orchha.

Chitrakoot Sacred Water Falls

Chitrakoot is a place of tranquil forest glades and quiet rivers, and streams where calm and repose are all pervading. This loveliest of Nature’s gifts is also hallowed ground, blessed by the gods and sanctified by the faith of pilgrims.

For Chitrakoot’s spiritual legacy stretches back to legendary ages: it was in these deep forests that Rama and Sita spent eleven of their fourteen years of exile; here that the great sage Atri and Sati Anusuya meditated; and here where the principal trinity of the Hindu pantheon, Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh, took their incarnations. Most of the attractions of Chitrakoot are situated along the Mandakini like Janki Kund, Ram Ghat, Sphatic Shila, Dev Ganga, Sati Anasuya, and Hanuman Dhara.

Chitrakoot Ramghat

Chitrakoot Jankikund

Chitrakoot Himshila

Chitrakoot Gupt Godavari Caves

Chitrakoot Ramghat

You’ll be amazed to know that sufferers and seekers, poets and visionaries, princes and noblemen have, through the ages, sought and found solace in Chitrakoot, drawn inspiration from its sublime natural beauty, gained spiritual strength from its serene temples and in turn, become part of the hallowed legend that is Chitrakoot.

 

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

Book your holiday with….

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

 

The season is perfect to stroll through Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary which is often referred as a Bird Sanctuary. During the monsoon season the normally dry area is lush & green and its abundant river Betwa is brimming with water.


Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary lies within the area through which BetwaRiver flows. It’s one of the most scenic places in Madhya Pradesh. The river water of Betwa forms one of the main sources of water for the wildlife living within. Unlike other vast wildlife sanctuaries, Orchha Wild life Sanctuary is comparatively smaller, around 25 kms long and 15 kms wide. Yet the Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary gains importance due to few factors, which includes rich wildlife, BetwaRiver and some dense plantations. Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary is also home to few of the most endangered species in the world.

Established in the year 1994, Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary lies within huge forest which is home to few of the dense plantations of Dhawa Trees and Kardhai Trees. Other than the BetwaRiver, JamniRiver too flows along the Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary. Though it can’t be referred as a reserve, yet the Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary resembles a natural jungle environ which borders the Madhya Pradesh from Uttar Pradesh. The Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary appeals tourist for its solitude and natural forest ambience. Apart from Dhawa and Kardhai Trees, few other plants which contribute to the thick plantations of Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary include Teak, Palaash and Khair.

Though one may not enjoy the pleasure of spotting tigers and leopards, yet one can find many interesting fauna like spotted deer, Blue Bull, Peacock, Wild pig, Monkey, Jackal, Nilgai, Sloth Bear and many such species. Watching these animals within their natural habitats is a great experience within itself. But what appeals more than anything is the Bird watching experience one gets to enjoy in Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary. In fact Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary is often referred as a Bird Sanctuary by main foreign and Indian tourists.  Around 200 bird species can be found at Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary near the river ecosystem, which includes many in-house birds and various migrants from all over the World like peafowls, peacocks, swans, black swan, Jungle Bush Quail, minivet, stork, kingfisher, owls, collared scops owls and many more.

Apart from Bird Watching, Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary also offers many other adventure sport options including fishing, river rafting, canoeing, boating, trekking, camping and jungle trekking and hiking opportunities.

Get your gears and safety pads ready !!

 

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