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.
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.
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.