The third day, we took the 9.20 am Intercity express from Khajuraho to Jhansi.Note: For people booking the train, sometimes you will have to book a station extra in order to get a confirmation otherwise the seats will be showed not available.Shared autos run from Jhansi to Orccha. Since Jhansi is in Uttar Pradesh while Orccha is in Madhya Pradesh, you will have to bargain for a private auto and you can get the auto for about Rs 150 (depending on your bargain skills!).In Orccha, we stayed at the Orccha Palace and Convention Center. It is a bit far from the rest of the monuments but the rooms are good. They had called an acoustic singer for the dinner which made it more memorable.Another hotel we checked out is The Orccha Resort which had a better location but there was a family pool party going on and I wasn't in the mood of watching uncles dance on the tunes of 'Zingaat' in pool! (In retrospect, It could have been an interesting experience :p)As for Orccha, I would recommend hiring a bicycle and just roaming around, especially the sanctuary nearby. There are a lot of heritage places with beautiful architecture. Traversing in Orccha is a bit tedious so save as many autowallah's numbers that you can get :pPlaces to visit:- The Chattris(Near the Betwa River), The Ram Raja Mandir (That worships Lord Ram as a ruler) and the Orccha Fort. There is a whole circuit that Madhya Pradesh Govt. has outlined if you want to immerse yourself in the culture.
Another destination for history fanatics, Orchha is known for its grand palaces, carved temples and striking forts. Offering a historical significance, each attraction has a story to tell of this city's rich cultural heritage. This destination is also a photographers' paradise if you are into photography!
इसे क्यों देखें: एक शहर जो समय में थमा हुआ सा लगता है।
The beautiful city of Oraccha is a poetry written on the canvas of elegant royal history. This view comes from the top of one of the many temples scattered around the town.
इस महल को राजा जुझार सिंह के पुत्र धुरभजन के बनवाया था। राजकुमार धुरभजन को एक मुस्लिम लड़की से प्रेम था। उन्होंने उससे विवाह कर इस्लाम धर्म अंगीकार कर लिया। धीर-धीर उन्होंने शाही जीवन त्याग दिया और स्वयं को ध्यान और भक्ति में लीन कर लिया। विवाह के बाद उन्होंने सुन्दर महल त्याग दिया। धुरभजन की मृत्यु के बाद उन्हें संत से रूप में जाना गया। वर्तमान में यह महल काफी क्षतिग्रस्त हो चुका है।