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Amar Mahal glows as a composite creation blending the traditional with the best in modern architecture. The Mahal boasts of well equipped fully furnished, luxurious rooms and suites, each facing lush greenery, the beautiful monument and the cenotaphs in Orchha.

The Luxury Suite at Amar Mahal is a choice for the distinguished guests of Amar Mahal, Orchha. Completely traditional, elegant and exclusive princely interior with mesmerizing wall painting will satisfy even the most demanding guests. The suite includes the entrance, a super luxurious bedroom and a beautifully furnished living room. An important advantage of the Luxury Suite is a spacious bathroom, with a large bathtub.  Besides, a spacious terrace with wonderful views of the hotel courtyard is equipped with antique furniture, silk lining and sun loungers.

The Luxury Suite with its attention to detail and excellent interior layout, creates a warm atmosphere of comfort for an exclusively pleasant stay. The exquisite and exclusive branded accessories let the Amar Mahal’s guests feel grace and magnificence in every detail.

For an unforgettable refreshing experience with 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

Laxmi Narayan temple, a monument that hardly looks like a temple has some amazing paintings that would take your breath away. …..

Each monument in Orchha is adorned with paintings containing a rich treasure of Tirthankaras and Hindu deities that speak a lot about the whole-hearted love and affection of the artists in bygone era.

The beautiful paintings here in Orchha are illustrated with colour plates, and line drawings making it the most comprehensive coverage of the Bundelkhand art and its times.

These paintings are on the stone interiors of Orcha Rajmahal palace. They are about 400-500 year old. The paintings depict scenes from ancient epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. Scenes from the life of Lord Ram (the chief deity of Orchha are elaborately painted on the walls and ceilings.

Admire the beauty of Ram Raja Temple, scenes from Vrindavan’s Lord Krishna and other paintings which is a vibrant display in the interiors of different monuments. The ceilings are also mesmerizing!!

Over the centuries, a rich and diverse tradition of song and dance emerged across the Bundelkhand region. Several local cults exist in this region independent of mainstream Hindu religious tradition. Bundeli Culture has many dimensions in the form of Folk Dances, Folk Songs, Folk Arts, Musical Instruments and many Festivals and celebrations giving opportunity to artists to demonstrate their performance. Few of the features of Bundelkhandi Dances are mentioned below.

1. Diwari : This dance in Bundelkhand is performed every year during the festival of light Diwali/Deepawali in the end of October or first week of November according to lunar calendar. In this connection the epic story goes that “in Gokul” when Lord Krishna raised Goverdhan Parvat on his finger to save the local people, they danced in joy. The dancers wear multi-coloured apparels and the chief dancer holds the peacock feathers in his hands and the rest stick those feathers in their half pants. The main instruments used in this dance are ‘Dholak’ and ‘Nagaria’ (both being a form of drums). The male dancers with long sticks show the marshal arts when the beats of drums inspire their energy and emotions. This dance is also performed as a ‘thanks giving’ after harvesting.

2. Ravala : Ravala dance in Bundelkhand is basically a dance drama. The farm labour community of Bundelkhand performs Ravala during marriages. It is performed with very funny expressions and humorous dialogues. The audiences are entertained by these expressions of dance and the dialogues of drama.

3. Badhaiya : Badhaiya is a ceremonial dance. It is performed on child birth, marriages or any other get together to celebrate happiness and joy. The collective moments of dancers show the unique expressions of their faces. With rhythm and movements they greet for the occasion.

4. Raai : Through the centuries Raai has been the folk dance which has touched its peak as a classical dance. Later, Raai degenerated its aesthetical value and lost its classical expression. Today it remains simply as a folk dance. Raai means a mustard seed. When a mustard seed is thrown into a saucer, the seed starts to swings around. This way mustard seed moves in the saucer, the dancers also swings and when the singers sing the lyrics of the song the dancers follow the beats with foot steps. It is a duet and the competition is between the beats of the drum and foot steps of the dancer. The drummer and the dancer try to win each other and this competition leads towards the bliss.

5. Horse Dance: It is a ceremonial dance performed by a trained horse with the loud beats of heave drums called Rabbi. With graceful movements, the horse follows beats of the drum with its four steps and the horse rider performs the gymnastics gestures. Typically horse dance follows the ceremonial marriage processions.

6. Pahunai : This song and dance is performed to welcome the guests in particular.

Photo Courtesy Mr. Yogesh Sarkar

For an unforgettable experience of Bundelkhandi dance and music with the ultimate regal hospitality amidst  the modern luxuries. For unmatched gala evenings, feel free to contact

 

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

 

 

Marriage is another beginning of any ones life. Where one takes the step to fill their life with happiness, with their life partner. A delightful and grand wedding is the dream of everyone. There are people who believe in grand and marvelous celebrations and for them Royal weddings are the best options to make their wedding graceful and memorable. India with its rich cultural heritage and spiritual traditions is the focal point for royal weddings.

Orchha is such a beautiful location that fulfill all the desires of couples & sets the delighting mood for a perfect wedding. This remote town in natural beauty and splendor has almost everything to play a perfect host to a wedding.

Amar Mahal in Orchha is reminiscent of the royal past with its old world charm and is fused wonderfully with contemporary facilities. An experience that will hold you spellbound throughout your life. Royal weddings at Amar Mahal offer the couples a chance to take new vows in the ultimate royal setting. With a beady mix of traditions, sanctity and emotions, weddings at Amar Mahal add glitz and glamour to make it an unforgettable moment. The quality of the ambiance and surroundings is really to be experienced.

For an unforgettable royal wedding with 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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