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Weddings are all about the rituals and ceremonies that the bride, groom and their respective families perform. But with the changing lifestyle, a recent addition in the marriages is the Pre Wedding Shoot that gives an opportunity to the couple to know each other and create wonderful bonding.

The Pre-requisite of any Pre-wedding shoot is –The Destination.

While every location has a distinct vibe that complements the nature of the shoot, but the mysticism of Orchha is unparalleled and no place can match the magnificence and the magic of Orchha for a Pre Wedding Shoot other than the Amar Mahal, Orchha.

Amar Mahal, Orchha is one of the few locations where you don’t have to pre-plan your frames for Pre Wedding shoot cause you take any turn, there is a beautiful backdrop – spectacular cenotaphs, majestic arches, stone walls, preserved architecture, stunning poolside, lush green gardens as if coming right out of a fairy tale.

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The regal rooms, gazebos and courtyards make it an idyllic terminus for the couple to plan their pre-wedding shoots.

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Situated in the serene and architecturally rich town Amar Mahal captures myriad moods at different times of the day. The view when shadows create drama at midnight especially is magical.

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There’s grandeur, vibrant colours, panoramic views and always brimming with all the elements that one need to compose spectacular shots.

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Memories captured here are bound to be everlasting reminders of time spent in this beautiful destination. Much like the spectacular venues with magnificent backdrops, the pictures of Pre Wedding Shoot taken at Amar Mahal tend to be rather dreamy. The landscapes, cenotaphs, heritage, never fail to inspire creativity and add to the personality of the photographs. The backdrop of Chaturbhuj temple deserves a special mention for making every shot postcard-perfect!

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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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Marriage is the joining of two people in a bond that putatively lasts until death. Weddings are once in a lifetime chance and you ought to make it memorable. India is considered one of the finest destinations to celebrate the communion of two souls and their families. Rich with its heritage, culture and traditions, who doesn’t like to celebrate their weddings like that of the erstwhile kings and queens. Making your wedding a memory to be cherished forever, a perfect destination does make a lot of difference to the whole wedding affair.

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Orchha is such beautiful destination that fulfils all the desires of couples & sets a fabulous mood for a perfect wedding. This remote town of natural beauty and splendour has almost everything to play a perfect host for a wedding.

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With a panoramic view of the mountains and architectural mansions on the backdrop who would not like to indulge in a wedding affair like this. You ask for a palace like wedding affair, we say yes, you ask for a royal gastronomical journey during the wedding functions, we say a yes. Yes, Amar Mahal, Orchha gives you all that you require for a big fat Indian wedding to make it memorable.

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Amar Mahal has a truly awe-inspiring architecture, lush green gardens for all your wedding functions – mehndi, sangeet and the main wedding day. With the grandeur no less like the royals and the rich hospitality, to take your marriage wows, Amar Mahal is perfect as a wedding venue keeping in mind your budget.

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Travel to the lesser known secret town of Orchha for a unique experience every time. 

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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Orchha is a slumber yet intriguing town of Bundelkhand in Madhya Pradesh that can be best explored at an unhurried pace. We suggest that you hire a bicycle and take a ride alongside  its quiet and steep roads within the woods or countryside.

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Or if you are in no mood to ride a bicycle, request a car drive at your hotel and  idle by the Betwa River on Kanchan Ghat which is only 10-min walk from the main town.  Watching the sun dropping behind the 14 chattris of the Bundelas that stand proudly alongside the river is an experience beyond mesmerizing.

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These multi-level chhatris, open from 10.00 am to 05.00 pm, are built on high, square platforms, that you can climb to the top of via a narrow, roughly hewn staircase and enjoy a breathtaking view of the surroundings. These cenotaphs are larger than Rajput chhatris, and in spite of minimalistic detailed carvings or decorative flourishes, they attract the beholders for their massive structure.

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Even after spending hours in the city of cenotaphs – Orchha you would realize that Orchha is the land of enigma—a kind of unpredictable land caught between legendary fictions and unbelievable facts. Here, on the boulder-strewn banks of the Betwa, the wildlife of Madhya Pradesh is fascinating, and the Gods come down to meet their devouts every evening.

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For a delightful stay in orchha visit http://www.amarmahal.com

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A hidden wonder and undeniably a quintessence of India’s rich heritage – Orchha is a petite town squeezed between Uttar Pradesh & Madhya Pradesh. Founded in 1531 as the capital of the kingdom of Bundhelkhand by Raja Rudra Pratap Singh, Orchha is a mere 40 min (16 km) drive from the Jhansi railway station. If you are staying in the only posh hotel of the town – Amar Mahal, Orchha, be prepared to feel cocooned in the charisma of the larger than life cenotaphs mounting over the tranquil small town, giving perfect company to the cloudy sky and shining sun.

Early in the morning, the breeze greets you with soft chirping of birds and a light orange sky embracing the carefree bathers, revellers & cattle ambling around freely by the Ghats of Betwa river, situated barely half a kilometre away from Amar Mahal.

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Grouped along the Kanchana ghat of Betwa, stand the fifteen mesmerizing ‘Chattris’ aka cenotaphs or memorials to the Bundela kings and members of their clan of Orchha. Dating back to the 17th & 18th century, these cenotaphs speak of the valiant stories of those dead kings to which they are dedicated and whose memories stay etched in these colossal structures. But, here is a twist which makes them different from other architectural beauties. While admiring them, you will notice a few things like the varying size of all the cenotaphs. Ever wondered why the cenotaphs have been built in different sizes i.e. some small and some a little or lot larger? The reason behind this is that each cenotaph’s size symbolizes the time period for which the respective remembered king ruled.

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These include the cenotaphs of Madhukar Shah, Bir Singh Deo, Jaswant Singh, Udait Singh, Pahar Singh & others. Rather than employing the domed chhatri format of many Rajput funerary structures the Bundela cenotaphs incorporate aspects of temple architecture, including tall shikharas.

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Amidst this group of cubical structures with temple like spires, there is one cenotaph which is clearly the black sheep. It is Bir Singh’s cenotaph which alone stands as an epitome of Mughal architecture, but why ?  There is a little interesting tale behind it 😉

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Once upon a time Prince Salim was fleeing Agra after having rebelled against his father, the all powerful Mughal emperor, Akbar. Akbar sent his right hand man, Abul Fazl to capture the Prince. They passed through the kingdom of Bundelas. The Bundela chieftain, Bir Singh Deo came to Salim’s aid and assassinated Abul Fazl in a plot contrived by Salim. Prince Salim eventually reconciled with his father and returned to Agra. Bir Singh Deo’s favour was not forgotten and he was showered with Mughal patronage after his death.

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In case you are thinking that this is it, let us tell you that when in Orchha, a name which itself means ‘hidden’, there is more that what meets the eye. When you walk on the road between two cenotaphs on your right, there is a door on your left, which leads to a place that you could only have seen in fairy tales before. Hence, it comes at a small cost i.e. a ticket to go inside. Long verdant gardens with tall beautiful flowers surround you with the cenotaphs soaring high and looking like a group of castles with the giant vultures adding a spooky twist to them.

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Visit Orchha and get enchanted by the cenotaphs to relive and delve in those mysterious historic tales that you read and imagined as a child in school.

Feel the evocative fragrance of the glorious Bundela era!

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Located in a zero polluted area, Amar Mahal ensures a panoramic view of the monuments, surrounding hills and wildlife sanctuary. Completely away from the city crowd, the strategic location of Amar Mahal ensures a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday in the lap of nature and heritage. Enjoy the relaxing ambiances of resplendent rooms along with breathtaking view of sunset and sunrise from the lawns and the terrace.

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A perfect gateway to experience the historical and natural splendour of Orchha which are less than a kilometer away from the hotel.
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A visit to Amar Mahal is like a tryst with history. Admire the majestic Bundela paintings in the Mahal, collect some exquisite pieces of art from our souvenir shop and relax in the exquisite rooms furnished with plush amenities . Nevertheless, Amar Mahal in all senses is the perfect base to enjoy the heritage of Orchha from the lap of luxury filled nature and culture.

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Call for reservations:

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

 

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Monsoon is here in its full glory! Let us add some spark to this special weekend of monsoon by taking you to a resplendent destination, where beautiful lush greenery blends with ancient regal comforts and heritage sceneries. Hike on a blissful and adventurous weekend break in Orchha and discover the secrets of this beautiful hamlet in Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh. Plan a comfortable and regal stay at Amar Mahal Orchha, one of the best regal hotels in Orchha.

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Orchha is a fabulous destination to enjoy the monsoon shower near brimming river Betwa, rafting in its charging currents, watching mammoth size cenotaphs and popular temples like CHaturbhuj Temple, Raja Ram Temple and Laxmi Narayan Temple etc. with family and friends. And believe us; visiting Orchha during monsoon has its own benefits with lush greenery and sanctifying weather.

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At this time of the year, the famous river rafting expedition, bird watching and heritage walk of the town takes on a unique and enjoyable journey back in time and nature. All you need to do is pack your bags and come down to Orchha to savor the nature in all its glory.

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A religious procession crossing the bridge over River Betwa

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If you fancy a stay in Royal residence of an erstwhile Maharaja, then Amar Mahal Orchha is an absolutely delighting stay for you with regal ambiances, vintage furnishing and luxurious hospitality. Surrounded with a magical natural beauty, the Palace is a nature lovers’ paradise.

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Step into the paradise of warm hospitality and make the most of your monsoon gateway by enjoying this weekend at lavish Amar Mahal in Orchha!

 

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

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Fresh monsoon air, spectacular views of the mammoth cenotaphs, long nature walks and warm hospitality—Amar Mahal in Orchha, the medieval town of Bundelkhand in Madhya Pradesh India has just the right amount of ambience for a laidback vacation amid historical marvels. Miles away from the chaos of the city, this royal vacation home offers a luxurious getaway in the lap of nature and heritage of Bundela kings of India.

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Perfumed with the subtly pleasing aroma of greens, Amar Mahal ensures a perfect monsoon vacations. Nestled amidst the gardens and beauteous surroundings, the hotel is designed to help you forget the chaos of city life—here the only sounds you will hear are the chirping of birds and the hymns from temples.

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Come for a monsoon retreat and leave with refreshing memories of the season in #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
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