Thursday, May 20, 2010

Orchha, the Hidden Place

From Jhansi we traveled to Orchha in Mahya Pradesh which is at a distance of 18 kms. I had read about this place a bit in various travel magazines. And whatever little I knew kept me interested in this place. Once in this place, I was more than happy on my decision of touring this place. (Click on the images for bigger picture)

Enclosed by woody forest, Orchha is a historical city that exhibits the rich heritage of medieval times. In the 16th and 17th century this was the capital of Bundela kings. On the banks of the Betwa River, Orchha reflects the glory of the mighty Bundelas. An artificial island with the meaning a ‘hidden place’ Orchha, lives up to its name.

The splendor of ancient times can be seen in the graceful monuments.They showcase unique and exclusive architectural legacy. The fort, exotic palaces, beautifully carved temples, spectacular mural paintings and frescoes on the walls of temples and the palaces keep the viewers spellbound.

Some of the places that we shall explore in some detail are:

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