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Orchha’s awe inspiring saga is told and re told in different eras with grandeur and enthusiasm. The cenotaph town has much more than what has been shared since centuries. If we talk about Ram Raja Temple and Chaturbhuj temple of Orchha, their marvelous architecture and intriguing story will amaze you.

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Although at first glance, the Ram Raja temple across the road from the Orchha fort complex appears a bit disappointing, with its plain, yellow and white painted facade but the interior is breathtaking. And, there is a charming legend attached to it which is more enticing. While King Madhukar Shah was a worshiper of Lord Krishna, his queen believed in Rama. Their devotional clash culminated in the king demanding that the queen go to Ayodhya and return with her preferred deity in tow. Touched by her plight, Lord Rama in reality appeared to her and agreed to visit Orchha in the form of an infant, but put forth the condition that he would remain in the spot where he was first set down. The king was in hurry to build a grand temple to enshrine the deity, and hence the Chaturbhuj temple, next to the Ram Raja temple was constructed.

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The massive citadel looks like a fortress with soaring spires and palatial architecture. It’s interior architecture represents a grand hall with a high-vaulted ceiling. Chaturbhuj temple is built upon a towering stone platform and reached by a steep flight of steps.

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When the queen arrived in  Orchha, she took a halt in her palace before proceeding towards the temple. Stopping at the royal kitchens next door, she set down the little infant, and true to his word this is where the avatar of Lord Rama established himself, refusing to be moved.

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Thus, the former kitchen turned into the Ram Raja temple, while the Chaturbhuj Temple now houses deities of Radha Shyam. Even today, the Ram Raja temple is the focal point of the town. Here, Lord Rama is worshiped as a king and not as a God. In the evening, Orchha reverberates with the peal of the temple’s bells. Townsfolk gather in the temple premises, under a chhatri or the leafy canopy of a tree, to sing devotional songs.

Market near Raja Ram Temple

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View through Chaar Baag

Orchha- the serene medieval town of Madhya Pradesh – is a mesmeric holiday destination ‘far from the city crowd. The peaceful ambiances and the soothing air in Orchha have turned it into a refreshing retreat for those who seek peace of mind and tranquility.

“Yogasan has never been such a deep devoutness”

Lately Orchha is shining out as a preferred Meditation hot spot for yoga enthusiasts!! You wouldn’t be able to stop admiring the artistry and nature intensifying the backdrop of asanas in this set of images we clicked yesterday.  

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A sleepy hidden town with barely there dodging traffic, no outstretched hands of beggars and the insistence of shopkeepers definitely is a perfect destination to take in the best milieu of nature.

You will feel the difference when you are in this serene destination to enjoy the true benefits of Yoga. On the World Yoga Day today,  you may determine to drive down to Orchha and make your soul meet with your inner self in a peaceful ambiance. Add this to your bucket list!

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Indulge in the magnificence of the surprisingly beautiful Orchha while rejuvenating your mind body and soul with your yoga asanas at Amar Mahal Orchha. 

To visit the incredible town of Orchha you can contact us at

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

Every time we hear the word World Environment we think of nature and green surroundings. But in World Environment, our health is also counted. We think of eating healthy and fresh, but here we are losing. Isn’t it? The key is to cook tempting and delicious food that also happens to be healthy.  Here at Amar Mahal, we strive every day to fulfill the health related needs of our guests.  Our staff has an enormous fondness for delicious food, and that fondness inspire our chefs to cook tempting, delicious and healthy food.

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We emphasize on planting more and more trees- that helps us in contributing our bit to save our environment and planet earth. Besides, the Fresh produce from our organic garden also plays an important role in the refreshing menus of our restaurant at Amar Mahal Orchha as our chefs firmly believe that the quality of food we serve comes from the freshness of its ingredients. Fresh fruit picked in the morning may be used for lunch, and chefs can often be found picking herbs. Of the different varieties of vegetables grown, most are picked whilst young and tender. Our Organic Garden gives the perfect produces to our chefs to pick and serve delicious fresh food to us as well as our guests.

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Our expanded assortment of planting also changes with the season, but are also in line with our menu requirements, ensuring that our own produce is a fundamental part of the food we eat and serve to our guests.

To enjoy the delicious and healthy food from the princely comforts and natural ambiances, plan a trip to Amar Mahal !!

Orchha, District Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh- INDIA

Tel:+917680252102,252202

email: reservation@amarmahal.com

 amarmahal@bsnl.in

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