“When scattered clouds are resting on the bosoms of the mighty high structures of Orchha, it seems as if one might climb into the heavenly region or the heavenly bodies will walk down to admire the beauty of this land, earth being so intermixed with the magnificent architecture from history, and this beautiful town of Orchha gradually making you fall in love”
Amar Mahal Orchha brings to you the alluring postcards from the Orchha land of Madhya Pradesh that’ll make you fall for this place and plan a holiday soon 🙂
1. Laxmi Temple
With an unconventional architecture, which is a blend of a fort and a temple molds, the Laxmi Temple is a sight to behold. It manifests stunning paintings from post mutiny and the murals depicting mythology, spirituality and royalty.
2. Chaturbhuj Temple
Built during the reign of Emperor Akbar primarily to enshrine Lord Ram’s idol, this famous temple is now dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple stands on a huge, stone platform, and the great loftiness of its ceiling is an unusual feature to be seen in any Hindu temple.
3. Cenotaphs encompassing River Betwa
Laid down in a row of 14 along the beautiful banks of the Betwa River, the huge cenotaphs in memory of Bundela Kings and their family members are built in Nargar Style architecture. Sunset on the banks of Betwa with these mystical Cenotaphs is said to be one of the most amazing sunset views in India!
4. Jahangir Mahal
When Mughal Emperor Jahangir first visited the city of Orchha, the then ruler Vir Singh Deo built this finest example of classical Mughal architecture to welcome him. Jahangir Mahal is regarded as a symbol of friendship between two former follies.
5. Paintings at Raj Mahal
Dated back from 400-500 years the paintings at Raj Mahal, Orchha are no less than a marvel. Lined with fragments of mirrors and animated paintings plastered all over the walls and ceiling, Raj Mahal’s interior attracts many visitors from across the globe to Orchha. These Bundela style paintings are so fascinating that one can spend whole day in the palace.
6. Rai Parveen Mahal
A lush garden, with shrubs and flowerbeds pruned in very many artistic shapes, surrounds this beautiful palace. The art of topiary has been in existence in Orchha for centuries. Rai Parveen Mahal was built in honor of the Bundela king’s paramour who refused to compromise her sanctity with Emperor Akbar.
7. Sawan Bhado
These sheer twin towers called ‘Sawan Bhado’ in the middle of ‘Phool Bagh’ are the miraculous air coolers from ancient Orchha. Strategically designed to ease out heat, the towers give off amazing cooling effects around the park during summer!
8. Sunset at River Betwa
Find mesmeric vistas and the much needed peace of mind on the bank of this Betwa River in Orchha. Against the noise of cattle and birds that are bidding adieu to the day, the gentle murmur of the water can only just be heard to further soak in the beauty of setting Sun. The mild sun rays on the bordering cenotaphs make them look more historical and breathtaking.
9. Cenotaphs surrounded by Lush Gardens
The lush gardens encompassing magnificent cenotaphs of Vir Singh Deo are a treat to eyes. The beautiful maintained gardens with row of plants and variety of flowers offer a delightful ambiance to nature lovers.
10. Sheesh Mahal
The grandeur of past is magnificently coupled with an enchanting color scheme at Sheesh Mahal in Orchha. The interesting extension of Raj Mahal boasts of some age old medieval paintings that attract many!
11. Ram Raja Temple
Ram Raja Temple holds an intriguing history behind! The Hindu deity Ram is addressed as ‘Raja- the King’ in Orchha. The Idols which were supposed to be installed in the magnificent Chaturbhuj Temple were kept on the ground where this temple now stands. The Temple has a beautiful architecture, which is bordering a marble courtyard and colorful walls. The evening Aarti and a special ‘Prasaad’ at this temple are worth not to be missed when in Orchha.
To plan a holiday in Orchha and Reservation queries, Please Contact–
Amar Mahal Orchha,
Madhya Pradesh- INDIA