About Orchha State
To take a break from travelling to the hills this winter, head to this lesser- known heritage town in Madhya Pradesh. Orchha is a sleepy town caught in a time warp, still sustaining the age-old myth that describes it as the city ruled by the Hindu god, Ram.
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This breathtakingly beautiful temple is off the Bamitha Road near the Airport. The backdrop of the Lavanya Hills and the amazing view of the sunset makes this one of the most beautiful temples here. More like the eastern temples, this temple is dedicated to the combined gods Hari- Hara. The architecture and design of this temple is unique with a shallow porch and pointed roof. The extraordinary carvings and architecture of this temple makes it stand out absolutely. Also, this is a lone temple standing on a raised platform and is a symbol of peace and serenity. There is a small lawn or ground area which might have been a garden at some point of time.This place is utilized by tourists as a place to relax and spend lazy afternoons.
The Chhatris or the cenotaphs situated in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh are one more of the numerous authentic vacation spots in Orchha. These Chhatris are dedications made to the leaders or kings of the Bundels and are set down in a row of 14 along the delightful banks of the Betwa River. It mirrors a superb sight however to some it looks uncanny. The Chhatris of Orchha are the most despairing remnants of the city in Madhya Pradesh. Each of the 14 chhatris on the waterway banks, are implicit memory of the leaders of Orchha, the previous leaders of Bundelkhand dynasty. These chhatris or cenotaphs display a beautiful sight on the banks of the stream betwa. The landmarks still talk about the old rulers, their triumphs and their stories. These fourteen chhatris are best seen from the thin street span, or from the rocks from where you get a flawless impression of the chattris of Orchha on the still waters of the stream.
Make your way to Mahals at the cheapest price You just need a single ticket worth Rs. 10 to get into all the monuments in Orchha. The ticket is available right outside Raja Mahal, right behind the board of Hotel Sheesh Mahal and restaurant. Isn't that cheap thrilling? Raja Mahal is the best place to enjoy the evening light and sound show, heading on to the Jehangir Mahal where you appreciate the top view of the small town - feel the fresh air and gaze at all the tall temple peaks. The mesmerizing beauty of Betwa river and small ruins (place where common man in the kingdom used to live) in the areas of Jhorkas leaves you spellbound.
Inside beautiful wall paintings can still be noted. The palace is quite elaborate and the stairs are really steep and high.Beware of the enormous number of monkeys in the Laxmi Mandir which right in front of the Palace.One can stay a day at the Orrcha Palace which has been developed by the tourist department.
Ram Raja Temple
The Ram Raja Temple is a sanctuary in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh, India. It is a holy Hindu pilgrimage journey and gets enthusiasts in vast numbers consistently and is also generally known as Orchha Temple. Every year household traveler number is around 650,000 and the remote visitor number is around 25,000. Every day number of guests to the sanctuary range from 1500 to 3000 and on certain essential Hindu celebrations like the Ram Navami, Vasant Panchami, Kartik Purnima , Makar Sankranti, Shivratri, and Vivaha Panchami the quantity of enthusiasts who throng to Orchha range in thousands. Ram Navami celebration is observed Shukla Paksha on the Navami, the ninth day of the month of Chaitra in the Hindu timetable. Amid this time Lord Ram's golden calf is moved from inside the sanctuary to a throne in the verenda. The sanctuary routine timings depend on the Hindu Calendar Months. This place is like a heaven for those who love worshiping.
The light and sound show at the Orchha Fort at night became our introduction to the unique history of this weird little town. This show is an important recommendation. It takes you on a journey through history through anecdotes about the lives of the Bundela kings and how the architectural marvel in this small town were raised one after another. Timings: English, 6:30 PM, Hindi, 7:30.
Orchha Home-stay, a social undertaking enterprise that makes profit and resources for families underneath poverty line while giving a rich social experience to both guests and hosts. Cooperation with a gathering of ladies from a poor neighborhood of Orchha was the sparkle that prompted the making of Orchha Home-Stay. The Orchha Home-stay allows you to dig profound into India. In case that you wish to make tracks in an opposite direction from the beaten track of business tourism and really encounter life in a normal Indian family, Orchha Home-stay can offer you some assistance with doing so. They need tourism to add to nearby advancement and enhance expectations for everyday comforts of poor people. The operations of the association are financed by the individuals from its global branch and by a couple of other advancement help organizations. Your stay will contribute towards these points. If you love to contribute a bit from your pocket you must pay visit to this place.
Hotel Bundelkhand Riverside
It was really a relaxing, peaceful, refreshing weekend at Orchaa in Tikamgarh district, Madhya Pradesh. I started travelling from Delhi to JHANSI by Train, 5-6 hours journey then half hour by road through Taxi to Orchaa. We checked into Bundelkhand Riverside, it was a wonderful place to spend the quality time and to re-energize yourself. it's a historical place which is transformed into unique accommodation concept. We started our day from pool in the resort then had complimentary breakfast then moved to the Orchaa Palace, Raja Ram Temple, Jahangir fort. After getting the historical feel from old century infrastructure, We had lunch at the Royal palace which is maintained by MP Tourism in the fort itself. In the eve we were back at our resort and had tea nearby Riverside as it's a private Riverside of the resort. you can imagine sitting on the rocks and river flowing by its side and you can put your legs in the flowing river.. it's quite a mesmerizing feel.. After spending the amazing time we moved back to the resort and we found there is an arrangement of local folk artist in thier auditorium as already it's a palace so we were feeling like we have a face off to the historical music like we read or heard happened during old times. There were one tabla artist, one folk singer and an another musician, We enjoyed the folk for an hour and then get back to the open garden of the resort where we had our dinner in quite peaceful environment. Next morning we planned to have fun by Riverside, so we took our towels and tried to find rocks near by river where we can comfortably enjoy and finally we got the same. After spending quite good time we moved back and started packing up to end our trip.. It was just 1 & half day but a superb relaxing and peaceful weekend.
Wildlife Sanctuary Orchha
Our Sunday morning at Orchha began with a hunt for bicycles. We finally rented four bicycles from the office at the starting point Orchha Wildlife Santuary. Other option to rent bicycles could be Orchha Tourist Point (OTP), a recognizable store at the Orchha main road.
We stayed at Betwa Retreat, a beautiful resort which is within walking distance from most of the monuments . The resort campus is sprawling and just across the Betwa river which provides a perfect view and natural ambiance. We stayed in swiss tents which were quite nice and comfortable. The resort has big enough gardens, a pool and an in-house restaurant as well and the service is good too.
Far in the horizon, we could see the Laxminarayan Temple. What makes it stand out is the unparalleled architecture that resembles none of the other temples we'd ever seen before. The structure resembles a fort and the dome is inspired by the Mughal Architecture of the 18th century.