Palace to honor the Loyalty of a Paramour in Orchha

A lush garden, with shrubs and flowerbeds pruned in very many artistic shapes, surrounds the palace. Quite obviously; the art of topiary has been in existence in Orchha for centuries. The Mahal was built in honor of the ‘Nightingale of Orchha’, Rai Praveen, and the second floor is resplendent with scenes of Nritya Mudra, the poses and postures of Indian dance.

Rai Praveen was as well identified for her charming beauty as for her poetry and music. The paramour of Indrajit Singh, in whose court she performed, her fame inevitably spread far and wide and finally reached the Imperial Court of Akbar. The Mughal emperor was smitten by her, and he arrogantly summoned her to his durbar. Indrajit Singh, Rai Parveen’s paramour, was too weak-kneed a ruler to defy the Imperial summons.  Touched by her loyalty, Akbar decided to restore her to Orchha with both her dignity and that of her kingdom intact. The palace is now a fitting memorial to this lady.

The fort also houses a Tope Khana (cannon foundry) which kept a vigil around the clock, guarding against any exterior threat from the enemies of Orchha. Visit the magnificent Rai Parveen Mahal personally and get mesmerized by the terrific legend associated with the Mahal.

Book your holidays in orchha with Luxurious Amar Mahal and experience the grandeur of historical architecture in this beautiful hidden town of marvels.

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