Monthly Archives: November 2012

Amar Mahal Orchha is managed by experienced professionals who have more than 15 years of experience in tourism and hospitality services. The young owner of Amar Mahal, Orchha, Mr. Nitendra Singh Rathore is a dynamic & versatile person who is adaptable towards new trends & technology that makes a difference in tourism arena. Much concerned about customer satisfaction, high end performing services and assistance towards related holiday expectations, he never misses a chance to provide assistance.

Making a royal holiday is a challenge for the host or the service provider and we accept it with dedication. Many guests who visit heritage towns often feel cheated while opting for unprofessional tour packages conducted haphazardly just tapping them with low price tags and later repenting for poor services, dirty rooms that spoil the whole holiday mood of entire group, family and friends.

We as a luxury service provider in Orchha believes that tourism is a very delicate subject and the deciding factor isn’t always the low priced holiday package. There’s an old saying, if you wish to have comforts and services, be willing to spend for it…yet we make it so reasonable with pricing that it doesn’t bother much at all. Our core service theme entirely depends upon providing the guests with best value for their money. We hope that your stay at Amar Mahal, Orchha will always remain as a best experience for you and your dear ones !

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

Chaotic, bamboozling, intoxicating, crazy, exasperating, squalid, daunting, overwhelming, India is all these things, and more. How can you possibly prepare yourself?

Start with our tips for taking the ultimate travel plunge: going to India for the first time!!

What to Wear (Clothes)

Winter months (October – February) in the North and the highlands in the South do get quite cold at night, but at all other times light weight cotton is best.mail/Internet


Email and internet is widely available in hospitals, hotels and internet cafes in major tourist cities and towns. A good tip is to duplicate records of Travellers Cheque numbers, passport, flight details, etc. to your Yahoo/Hotmail accounts.

General Visitors Tips

•    It is advised to keep a copy of your passport, travel visas, airline tickets and travel documents. A list of any charge or credit cards you are carrying. Remember to keep the copies separate from the originals.

•    Even if you are not planning to drive, bring your driver’s licence with photo for identification.

•    Avoid drinking water from an unknown source. Always drink bottled water. When in doubt ask for “Bisleri, Kinley, Aqua Fina, or Himalaya” mineral water (and check that the seal is not broken).

•    As in any location, there are those who steal from others, so follow the same rules of safety that you follow travelling anywhere else with respect to using hotel lock boxes, and keeping travel documents safe. When in public places, keep them in your hotel or with you all the time when moving about.

•    Consider using an “interior wallet”, the kind that is fastened around your neck, draped from a belt loop, or worn with a Velcro fastener around the calf or ankle. All three kinds are concealed underneath clothing.

•    If you are ever in trouble, contact your Embassy/Consulate and nearest Police Station.

•    Taxis (cabs)/Auto Rickshaw (3 wheeler) are available from all hotels. If they are metered then you pay by meter or tariff card and if they are not metered be sure to negotiate the rate before commencing your journey. Use only authorised, properly identified taxis and buses. Avoid taxis that pick up additional passengers. Don’t accept an offer to share a taxi to your hotel unless you know the individual.

•    Roads in Indian cities may not be so smooth and the traffic is usually very chaotic and noisy. Do not get alarmed by this.

•    You may encounter many a variety of religious, cultural, political, etc. processions on the road which are usually fun to watch and nothing to worry about

•    Be wary of impostor porters or guides. Ensure they are properly uniformed or identified. Never leave your luggage, briefcase or other items unattended.

•    The voltage used is 220 volts (the U.S. uses 120 volts). You can purchase a converter at most hardware stores for appliances that do not switch to 220V.

•    There are some areas in India where malaria is still prevalent. Prior to your departure, obtain a prescription from your doctor for some anti malarial tablets. You are recommended to take ant-malarial tablets.

•    Do remember to bring some insect repellent, mosquito coils or even an electronic repellent. Mosquitoes in India can be fierce.

•    Avoid foods which have been laid out in the open, avoid sweets and candies from local markets.

•    You can get many different varieties of foods in India. If you are not used to Indian curries, most of the hotels and hospitals will be able to cater for Western food.

•    Wash fruits before eating them.

•    Do carry sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat.

•    Respect religious shrines and places of worship. Some places require visitors to observe a decent dress code. Take care not to violate any taboos in a mosque or a temple.

•    Change currency only from official moneychangers. Remember to retain the currency Exchange receipts after each transaction. You will need them for re-exchange on departure. The currency in India is called “Rupee” (INR).

•    Tipping is a matter of personal discretion. Although bills normally include a service charge, it is customary to tip in restaurants and other places that cater to tourists.

•    Photography is prohibited in places of military importance, railway stations, bridges, airports and military installations.

Credit cards

Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club credit cards are generally accepted by large establishments including hotels, shops, and airlines.


ATMs are available in most cities where you can withdraw the required amount of cash. Keep a close watch when using ATM that no one is observing you.


GMT + 5 1/2 hours.

The standard time for India is calculated from Allahabad and is common to all cities i.e. only one time zone for India.

Follow these tips and enjoy a fun filled and safe trip to India!!


Move aside exotic international dishes. Here’s a cuisine that can give signature Indian dishes a royal run for their money. Shocking but interesting, these dishes come from the ‘tribals in the jungle areas of Madhya Pradesh, Orchha, Jhansi and Indore.

Today we are sharing with you a special recipe of Bundelkhandi Gosht which once was the must have dish at Royal dining during Bundela era in Orchha. Now, this royal recipe is served to the guests at Amar Mahal Orchha.

Succulent Bundeli Gosht !! Prepared in the pure and fresh ingredients  with special spices which India is famous for.

Here’s the recipe for you….


1 Kg. Mutton
1/2 Kg. Chana Kabuli (Boiled)
1½ tsp. salt (according to taste)
¼ tsp. turmeric (Haldi) powder
1 tsp. chili (Lal Mirch) powder
2 medium onion-chopped
4-6 tbs. oil /ghee
1 tsp. ginger paste
½ tsp. garlic  paste
2 tomato-chopped
6-8 whole black pepper
3-4 cloves
2 black cardamom
¼ tsp. cumin seeds
1 tsp. garam masala
1 cup fresh coriander leaves-chopped
3-4 green chilies
1 small of ginger –sliced

1 Clay Pot for cooking


Fry the onion in the oil till brown. Mix all the ingredients together and add to the pot and stir till the tomato has become soft and the water has dried.

Add the meat and cook again to let the water dry. Add 3-4 glasses of water cover and leave to tenderize. When meat is almost done add Chana. Cook till chana is done and the water dries.

Garnish with fresh Dhaniya leaves, sliced ginger and sprinkle garam masala powder.

Serve with rice or puris preferably Makai or Bajra.

Bundelkhandi cuisine extensively uses clay pot for the preparation of their food and the fact that it is cooked on firewood gives it a unique flavor.

Try this recipe at home or Savor the palatable cuisines of Bundelkhand amid the luxurious settings of Amar Mahal and let the flavors titillate your tongue …

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


Welcome to Orchha. A Place, where legends speak, where grandeur marries peace, where beauty enjoys herself an eternal honey-moon and solitude whispers sing-songs to the eager ears, has always been receiving notice by those who care to feel the pulse of course the warm soul of India.

Orchha has great importance in the History. The most important feature of the resort being located at foothills of the temples will browse you through the memory lane of the historical importance of Orchha. Once you have visited the temples and palaces, it is advisable to walk along the streets of the town, and enjoy the sights of the local houses. Most visitors come to Orchha as a one-day excursion from Jhansi, but we would suggest spending one night here to drink in the real charm of this beautifully town.


Amar Mahal is a rich heritage retreat in Orchha. The surroundings are serene with Betwa River flowing right across the landscape. With all the luxurious facilities at your disposal and the serenity of the location will make your stay comfortable and joyful.

Food is great here. Pollution free area will add hunger to enjoy and fulfill your thirst for peace and happiness and pamper your senses. So cut loose let the us take care of your needs and make you feel at the top of the world.

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
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