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Ancient cenotaphs

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

 

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Madhya Pradesh – INDIA
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For an unforgettable experience of magnificent architecture, regal hospitality and the beauty of nature, feel free to contact

Amar Mahal

Orchha, District Tikamgarh,

Madhya Pradesh – INDIA

Tel :                                                                         + 917680252102                                    , 252202

Fax : +917680-252203

email : reservation@amarmahal.com

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This is so far a wonderful winter season in Orchha because vast areas of the wildlife sanctuary in Orchha are flooded – including parts that were dry in previous years. Many migratory birds including ducks and waders have only just started trickling in, but there is already an unmistakable buzz about the place.

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Orchha’s lakes, ponds, marshlands and grasslands are a haven for bird lovers.

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The areas near river Betwa, have started witnessing thousands of‪ peaafowls and more than 71 species of other migratory birds from around the world, as the ‪winter season reaches its peak! 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, woodpecker, geese, collared scops owls and many more.

It is truly a paradise of feathered life which provides unlimited opportunities to bird watchers. Various other lakes and ponds spread over the town offer the bird watchers an enthusiast opportunity to watch the activities of  birds.

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Among the mogul ruins of the ancient Indian town of Orchha, are the huge Raja and Jahangir Mahals, the Chaturbhuj Temple and a collection of impressive chhatris (cenotaphs) on the banks of the River Betwa. Atop the rooftops of these decaying buildings roost a colony of Indian Vultures. They are huge birds, but we didn’t notice them at first as they blend into the baroque ornament of the spires and parapets. However when they spread their wings and take to the air, they cast shadows on the ground, and looking up… well, they are magnificent. When they alight again, they look so much a part of the roofline – medieval gargoyles, stern against the sky.

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So, wait no more and go for  a bird watching spree as this is a hobby which has minimum requirements. …. All you need is a binocular!!

This could be the perfect time for you to sight the rare species of birds in the quaint town of cenotaphs and palaces: Orchha!!

For more details please contact…

Amar Mahal

Orchha, District Tikamgarh,

Madhya Pradesh – INDIA

Tel : + 917680252102, 252202

Fax : +917680-252203

email : reservation@amarmahal.com

amarmahal@bsnl.in

 

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