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Year’s most awaited holiday season is here and you are sure planning an escape from the busy city life. We are here with a destination less explored and less crowded in this blissful season of the year.  The hidden town of Madhya Pradesh – Orchha is now a very popular holiday destination for its extensively carved out cenotaphs and temples which can be seen 5 kms before even reaching the place! Bordered by the azure shades of river Betwa that flows by and the sky which seem to touch the cenotaphs, Orchha is unarguably the next best place of Central India to visit!


This magnificent town of Madhya Pradesh in India is filled with legends of love and romance was built by Bundela Rajput kings. The grand palaces and temples with mammoth cenotaphs make it one of the most sought after destination for the travelers in this holiday season as winters are the best time to visit Orchha.

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With the autumn breeze the ambiances of Orchha become pleasant as local temperatures range between 25 degrees to 7 degrees making it comfortable to bear the sun at open places surrounding the great monuments.


So waste no time and plan your winter holidays in the pleasant town of Orchha, which is replete with heritage, nature, wildlife, adventures and luxury of Amar Mahal!


At Amar Mahal in Orchha you would love to enjoy the autumn sun with a blissful view of marvelous architecture and nature surrounding the palace. Book your winter holiday at Amar Mahal and have the wonderful spirit of adventure with all the comforts more than your home!

Amar Mahal Orchha,

District Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh,  INDIA

Tel :+ 917680252102, 252202

Fax : +917680-252203

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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.


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.


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

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SATTE 2015, South Asia’s largest travel show and now in its 22nd edition, commenced today at Pragati Maidan New Delhi India.

Chief Guest Mr. Girish Shankar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India graced the occasion amongst eminent ministers from across the globe, ambassadors and high commissioners of participating countries and key people from leading travel associations from both India and abroad.

For the first time, Amar Mahal Orchha is participating in the show to present a magnificent display of Bundelkhand Tourism and hospitality excellence from the incredibly hidden town of Orchha!


The visitors at SATTE will get to experience and understand the magnificence and grandeur of Bundelkhand region and the incredibly hidden town Orchha. Replete with mammoth cenotaphs, unconventional temples and sacred river Betwa, Orchha offers and complete holiday experience that is often possible at multiple destinations. But in this fascinating hamlet the tourists can enjoy the thrills of adventurous wildlife safari, river rafting, royal heritage, and breathtaking architecture with pilgrimage at one destination i.e. Orchha!

Visit the eventful SATTE and get a chance to understand and experience the magnificence and excellence that Amar Mahal and the incredible town Orchha has in hands for your next vacation plans.

Know more about the paradise of warm hospitality at and enjoy a small yet memorable holiday at lavish Amar Mahal in Orchha!


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

Chaotic, bamboozling, intoxicating, crazy, exasperating, squalid, daunting, overwhelming, India is all these things, and more. How can you possibly prepare yourself?

Start with our tips for taking the ultimate travel plunge: going to India for the first time!!

What to Wear (Clothes)

Winter months (October – February) in the North and the highlands in the South do get quite cold at night, but at all other times light weight cotton is best.mail/Internet


Email and internet is widely available in hospitals, hotels and internet cafes in major tourist cities and towns. A good tip is to duplicate records of Travellers Cheque numbers, passport, flight details, etc. to your Yahoo/Hotmail accounts.

General Visitors Tips

•    It is advised to keep a copy of your passport, travel visas, airline tickets and travel documents. A list of any charge or credit cards you are carrying. Remember to keep the copies separate from the originals.

•    Even if you are not planning to drive, bring your driver’s licence with photo for identification.

•    Avoid drinking water from an unknown source. Always drink bottled water. When in doubt ask for “Bisleri, Kinley, Aqua Fina, or Himalaya” mineral water (and check that the seal is not broken).

•    As in any location, there are those who steal from others, so follow the same rules of safety that you follow travelling anywhere else with respect to using hotel lock boxes, and keeping travel documents safe. When in public places, keep them in your hotel or with you all the time when moving about.

•    Consider using an “interior wallet”, the kind that is fastened around your neck, draped from a belt loop, or worn with a Velcro fastener around the calf or ankle. All three kinds are concealed underneath clothing.

•    If you are ever in trouble, contact your Embassy/Consulate and nearest Police Station.

•    Taxis (cabs)/Auto Rickshaw (3 wheeler) are available from all hotels. If they are metered then you pay by meter or tariff card and if they are not metered be sure to negotiate the rate before commencing your journey. Use only authorised, properly identified taxis and buses. Avoid taxis that pick up additional passengers. Don’t accept an offer to share a taxi to your hotel unless you know the individual.

•    Roads in Indian cities may not be so smooth and the traffic is usually very chaotic and noisy. Do not get alarmed by this.

•    You may encounter many a variety of religious, cultural, political, etc. processions on the road which are usually fun to watch and nothing to worry about

•    Be wary of impostor porters or guides. Ensure they are properly uniformed or identified. Never leave your luggage, briefcase or other items unattended.

•    The voltage used is 220 volts (the U.S. uses 120 volts). You can purchase a converter at most hardware stores for appliances that do not switch to 220V.

•    There are some areas in India where malaria is still prevalent. Prior to your departure, obtain a prescription from your doctor for some anti malarial tablets. You are recommended to take ant-malarial tablets.

•    Do remember to bring some insect repellent, mosquito coils or even an electronic repellent. Mosquitoes in India can be fierce.

•    Avoid foods which have been laid out in the open, avoid sweets and candies from local markets.

•    You can get many different varieties of foods in India. If you are not used to Indian curries, most of the hotels and hospitals will be able to cater for Western food.

•    Wash fruits before eating them.

•    Do carry sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat.

•    Respect religious shrines and places of worship. Some places require visitors to observe a decent dress code. Take care not to violate any taboos in a mosque or a temple.

•    Change currency only from official moneychangers. Remember to retain the currency Exchange receipts after each transaction. You will need them for re-exchange on departure. The currency in India is called “Rupee” (INR).

•    Tipping is a matter of personal discretion. Although bills normally include a service charge, it is customary to tip in restaurants and other places that cater to tourists.

•    Photography is prohibited in places of military importance, railway stations, bridges, airports and military installations.

Credit cards

Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club credit cards are generally accepted by large establishments including hotels, shops, and airlines.


ATMs are available in most cities where you can withdraw the required amount of cash. Keep a close watch when using ATM that no one is observing you.


GMT + 5 1/2 hours.

The standard time for India is calculated from Allahabad and is common to all cities i.e. only one time zone for India.

Follow these tips and enjoy a fun filled and safe trip to India!!


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