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When the Sun is playing hide and seek , flowers are in full bloom and the weather is just perfect when rain paints the entire Madhya Pradesh in emerald green, and offer relief to the parched landscapes, there’s no way you are sitting at home and doing nothing exciting.

It’s always exciting and fun to plan a weekend trip to Orchha around major holidays. The year 2017 is the rewarding year when it comes to  travelling and we have amazing weekend inspirations in Orchha- the hidden land, planned perfectly for you!

  1. Less Touristy
    Orchha, the serene town has existed since the 15th century and has numerous monuments strewn about. Although Orchha is one of the most impressive sites in India that are commonly visited by Korean travelers but still there are not many tourists to crowd the place during long weekend runs. You may also choose to reach Orchha while returning to Jhansi from Khajuraho, as a detour.

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  2.  Impressive Architecture
    Looking at the tremendously handsome fort, the hidden town of Orchha is a destination not to be missed, especially in Monsoon. The green bed of lush fauna complements each architectural building in Orchha. The Jahangir Mahal, in particular, is definitely worth exploring and in many ways just as impressive as any palace in other states of India.

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  3. Palatial Temples
    Chaturbhuj Temple, which was initially built for Lord Ram, is also unique–a vast cathedral-like Hindu temple with an imposing high roof with a good view.Like Khajuraho, Orchha is also pleasantly rural and less tourist oriented to boot. Ideally, Orchha is a delightful base for village, countryside walks and bicycle. While the structure of Raja Ram temple, which is not very impressive from out side but offers a visual treat within its premises. Laxmi Temple is an epitome of art with gigantic architecture and awe- inspiring paintings within.

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    Chaturbhuj Temple

     

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    Ram Raja Temple

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    Laxmi Temple

  4.  Breathtaking Cenotaphs
    The 15th century cenotaphs are the signature landmarks of Orchha which not only border the shimmering river betwa but renders a mesmerizing backdrop for photographers who yearn to capture the perfect sunset at Betwa.

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  5. Royal Holiday Experience
    Amar Mahal Orchha within itself is an amazing destination to experience in Orchha when you don’t wish to go out of your confined boundaries in the town.  You can time travel the majestic Bundela era through the fascinating architecture and surrounding serene ambiances of Amar Mahal in #Orchha.

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For the breathtaking cenotaphs bordering River Betwa, mesmerizing temple structures and the impressive Fort, Orchha is that one destination one could most easily imagine visiting repeatedly on long weekends. And not to be missed, plan your stay at Amar Mahal to enjoy the best of your weekend tour in Orchha.

For more details and Reservation queries, Please Contact

Amar Mahal

Orchha, District Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh- INDIA

Tel:+917680252102,252202

email: reservation@amarmahal.com

 amarmahal@bsnl.in

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Planning to host an anniversary or a Birthday party or launching your product, or may be a corporate team building conference? To host all these events there is this one thing which is very important, and that is a Convention Center- Party venue- Conference Hall. Call it anything but a Convention Center is an essential element to host an event. Amar Mahal is ideally located in the serene town of Orchha to conduct business meetings, social events and family gatherings.

Still wondering why Orchha’s Convention Center? Here are 7 interesting reasons to host your next event in Orchha’s Amar Mahal Convention Center.
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  1. Surrounded by Nature– A serene palace in the hidden town with lush greenery and shimmering river, Amar Mahal is an epitome of heritage and royal culture of Bundelkhand. Your guests would not just attend your event but also be mesmerized by the splendid environs of the town.

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  2. Marvelous architecture– Set in architecturally rich surroundings with awe-inspiring paintings adorning the walls; the state of the art Meeting and Convention Center is the treat for eyes. Every nook and corner of the palace’s Convention Centre is worth admiring and your guest will taste the touch of Bundeli Royalty.

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  3. Spacious Meeting Hall– Weather you hold a business gathering, launch a product or conduct review meetings; the spacious and elegant room, decorated in theatre style, is sufficient to accommodate 100-150 PAX in a professional yet relaxing environment. It can also be customized for pre-wedding functions, anniversary parties, birthday celebrations and business occasions and events.

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  4. Modern Facilities and Equipment– Facilities like Wi-Fi, Meeting supplies, Audio/Visual assistance at the venue ensure no inconvenience. Each system and equipment is pre-tested multiple times prior to the event so that no inconvenience is faced by the host at the last moment.

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  5. Impressive Board Room- Be it your product launch, board meetings, or pre and post wedding functions, we at Amar Mahal make it interesting with the big screen display and ample lighting in the room.

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  6. Multiple Functionality – Our Convention Hall can also be customized for pre wedding functions, anniversary parties, birthday celebrations and business occasions and events at different pleasant locations. The Convention Center is is flexible enough to be customized as per your requirement and convenience.

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  7. Warm Hospitality– With personalized assistance and determined staff we ensure that your business gathering will be an experience that’s anything but ordinary. Be it a search for the venue for short meetings or even a daylong event and conference – never hesitate to inquire about our Convention Center and we will exceed your expectations.

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The way meetings are planned, product launches are designed or wedding planners schedule functions and other social or business events may change in the coming year, but one piece of the industry will remain the same; we will continue to need Convention centers to host our functions and events. So take a lead and check out Amar Mahal Convention Center as a marvelous venue for your next event in Orchha.

Amar Mahal
Orchha, District Tikamgarh,
Madhya Pradesh – INDIA
Tel :+ 917680252102, 252202
Fax : +917680-252203
email : reservation@amarmahal.com
amarmahal@bsnl.in

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

 

Orchha is the hidden town of Madhya Pradesh that narrates the grandeur of imposing monuments towering over it. There are fascinating moments and views at River Betwa, and then we are intrigued by Orchha’s history and the interesting personages who left tremendous footprints in the form of striking architecture and impressive paintings.

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Orchha and its marvelous structures predominantly possess impregnable paintings with the relic of bygone era waiting to be heard.  The Laxmi Temple in Orchha is one such citadel which was built in a mix of temple and fort architecture. The most fetching thing about this temple is the paintings on its walls and ceilings inside. These paintings are dated back to medieval era of India, hence you can see paintings of Hindu deities- the focus is mainly on scenes from Ramayana and Krishna leela.

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Laxmi Temple’s interior undoubtedly contains the most exquisite of Orchha’s, wall paintings covering the walls and ceiling of three halls, these murals are vibrant compositions.  The Laxmi Temple also shows another group of interesting paintings from history mainly painted during the British era during the first battle of Independence in 1857. There are paintings showing fights between the British and local forces.

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Krishna Leela: Krishna is playing flute and Gopis are mesmerized

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Procession of Sun God

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The King’s procession for a ceremonial function

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Scene from history- Left wall depicts King’s army, King on the elephant in center ceiling, the painting of fort on right hand side.

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The British Army at the battle field

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The local Army of India at the battle field

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A scene when Lord Ganesha and Kartikeya visit goddess Lakshmi

Apart from the vibrant canvas, there are these scratch paintings, which form a different section of art in the temple. The walls are painted in brown and then beautiful drawings are conceived by scratching off this paint with mural paintings.

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Laxmi Temple through its impressive architecture and awe inspiring paintings exhibits a unique treat to eyes, which is not to be missed when in Orchha.

Some Important Facts about Laxmi Temple of Orchha

Laxmi Temple is one such temple where there is no idol but what pulls everyone here is the calm ambiance and the wall paintings inside.

All paintings in Laxmi Temple are done with natural colors.

There are few paintings which can be easily related to Bundi Style adorning the wall of Chitrashala at Ghar Palace in Bundi, Rajasthan.

Laxmi Temple is wrongly termed as Laxmi Narayan Temple on internet. The Temple is only dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, who is the Hindu goddess of wealth.

Vir Singh Deo ji of Orchha ordered the construction of  Laxmi  Temple around 1622, but due to inadequate maintenance over the years the temple soon began to fall apart and had to be reconstructed by Prithvi Singh in 1793.

 

Amar Mahal

Orchha, District Tikamgarh,

Madhya Pradesh – INDIA

Tel : + 917680252102 , 252202

Fax : +917680-252203

email : reservation@amarmahal.com

amarmahal@bsnl.in

 

 

 

बुंदेली रस्म से होगा श्रीराम जानकी विवाह

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आज होगी ,बुन्देली व्यंजनों से मण्डप की पंगत

ओरछा -जन जन के आराध्य प्रभु श्रीराम जानकी विवाह महोत्सव की शुरुवात शुक्रवार से प्रारंभ हो चुकी है। सबसे पहले गणेश पूजन और तेल की रस्मअदायगी की गई। कार्यक्रम की तैयारियों को लेकर ओरछा नगरी को विशेष लाइटों की सज्जा कर दुल्हन की तरह सजाया गया है। हर बार की तरह इस बार भी बुंदेली रस्म के साथ श्रीराम जानकी विवाह महोत्सव मनाया जाएगा। श्रद्धालुओं की सुरक्षा को लेकर पुलिस सहित जिला प्रशासन की ओर विशेष इंतजाम किए गए हैं। श्रीरामराजा सरकार ओरछा मंदिर में विधि विधान के साथ 2दिसम्बर शुक्रवार को गणेश पूजन और तेल किया गया। वहीं आज 3 दिसम्बर को मंडप और भजन कीर्तन सहित पंगत का आयोजन होगा। इसी कड़ी में 4 दिसम्बर को श्रीराम जानकी जी का टीका परिक्रमा होगा। तहसीलदार गुलाब सिंह बघेल ने बताया कि तीन दिवसीय श्रीराम विवाह महोत्सव मनाया जाएगा। जिसको लेकर आेरछा नगरी को दुल्हन की तरह सजाया जा रहा है। मंदिर परिसर में विशेष लाइट की गई है।

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श्रीराम जानकी विवाह महोत्सव के लिए श्रद्वालुओं का आना शुक्रवार से ही शुरु हो गया है। तीन दिवसीय कार्यक्रम के तहत बुन्देलखण्ड क्षेत्र सहित देश के कई भागों से भारी संख्या में श्रद्धालु विवाह महोत्सव में शामिल होगें।

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पुलिसबल हुआ तैनात:श्रीरामजानकी विवाह महोत्सव के लिए पुलिस बल सहित प्रशासन की ओर से विशेष बल तैनात किया गया है। विभाग की ओर नदी के घाट पर होमगार्ड सैनिकों सहित तैराक बोट रहेगी। इसके साथ ही नदी में घाटों पर पुलिस बल तैनात रहेगा। वहीं ओरछा मंदिर में श्रद्धालुओं के दर्शन के लिए परिसर में महिलाओं और पुरूषों के लिए अलग-अलग व्यवस्था की गई। जिससे दर्शन करने आने वाले लोगों को परेशानी न हो।

“Pause and take a Deep Breath

Walk where the life is slow but offers plenty of peace”

While visiting Orchha, there is something for all; be it an adventure enthusiast, a foodie, a pilgrim or a leisure traveler, Orchha is a fabulous destination to enjoy vacations. But despite so many options at hand, the search is on where could one get that feel of true essence of India?

Real India can be witnessed only by visiting the various villages that even today give the glimpse of age-old culture and traditions in utter tranquility.

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If you are still wondering where to go to experience Village life and want to witness it from the close corners then there is no need to worry anymore as when you stay at Amar Mahal Orchha, we take our guests to a half day tour to none other than but our own village where our roots still exist.

Situated around 26 Km from Orchha, the village JER is the right place to experience the life of India’s villagers. As you pass through the green verdant land to reach the place under the vast open blue skies; you realize that you are heading towards your dream destination that will take you back to the good and old memories of the rural India read in books or seen in Bollywood movies. With clean and clear rows of houses and streets; this village will give you a lifetime opportunity to feel the aura of Indian rural life that are even today preserved by its locals with a promise of future as well.

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Just before you enter into the village there is Garhi- a beautifully renovated farmhouse where our guests can sit and relax amidst the green oasis against the backdrop of a hill. Roam around, enjoy the beautiful garden, witness the charming and uniquely painted temple, give your ears to the melodious chirping of birds and finally allow yourself to leave behind the chaos of city life. And then get refreshed before you head to experience the real rural like at its most pure.

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Enroute to JER from Orchha, you’d be mesmerized by the beauty of lush teek forest and the shimmering river “Betwa” along with another river named “Jammu”

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On this exciting trip to rural Orchha, together we will explore the countryside and see the huge Agricultural farms and see how the villagers work there.

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Chhattris-  Chattris (Cenotaphs) inside the village which was created in the memory of our ancestors.

Meet Villagers- Talking to those who are living in the village and treasure the traditions in it itself is an altogether different experience. You will fall in love while enjoying the village life in the company of beautiful children who are excited enough to welcome each and every guest.

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The Traditional Welcome- With loud sounds of Dhol, guests are welcomed in traditional style with garland and tikka on forehead.

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Promising Future ahead- Contrary to the general view that the girls in village are not literate you will be glad to see young girls walking with books in hands.

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Our Old house – This is where our grand father and father started their life journeys. Take a look inside the house and see where entire family used to sit and celebrate life every day.

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Cattle Farm- Cattle is found in great abundance. Peep into the beautiful world of cattle land. This is from where you get all organic milk products at Amar Mahal.

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Temple- Idols of Hindu God- Shiv Parvati at our farm.

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Organic Farm Trail- From vegetables to fruits to grains everything is produced here.

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Meet our Horse Play Boy

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Snake Charmers- One of India’s iconic folk arts ; the practice of pretending to hypnotize a snake by playing an instrument which is almost disappearing can be witnessed here.

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Enjoy Snacks- After walking kms on foot you definitely starts getting hunger pangs and here we entertain you with home made snacks of crispy vegetable pakoda’s cooked in mustard oil giving authentic  flavour.

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Freshen up with the cool water straight away pulled from the well 🙂

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The best part is we don’t hire professional tour operators who will take you to the rural villages but the man himself from the family who knows the cultural values and who is committed to serve the village by leaving all the comforts of modern life.

He will help you in interacting with villagers, visiting their abodes and explore their culture values. So, allow us to plan your next village tour as per your needs and preferences.

If you wish to live these raw and beautiful moments of rural India then visit-  http://amarmahal.com/

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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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.

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