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Betwa Retreat ***(CP)

Tel : (07680) 252618
E-mail : betwa@mptourism.com

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Orchha

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Orchha was founded in the 16th century by the Bundela Rajput chieftain, Rudra Pratap, who chose this stretch of land along the Betwa river as an ideal site for his capital. Of the succeeding rulers, the most notable was Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo who built the exquisite Jehangir Mahal, a tiered palace crowned by graceful chhatris. From here the view of soaring temple spires and cenotaphs is spectacular. Complementing the noble proportions of their exteriors are interiors which represent the finest flowering of the Bundela school of painting. In the Laxminarayan Temple and Raj Mahal, vibrant murals encompassing a variety of religious and secular themes, bring the walls and ceilings to rich life. Strewn around the area are the little shrines and memorials, each with its own poignant history, each contributing to the nostalgic beauty that is Orchha.

 

 

 

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    Jhansi Fort was built by Bir Singh Ju Deo, the Raja of Orchha, in 1613

     

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    Chaturbhuj temple:Specially constructed to enshrine the image of Rama that remained in the Ram Raja Temple.

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    Madhya Pradesh promises a wonderful shopping experience. The State is renowned for its textile products and keeps its tradition alive in exquisite Chanderi and Maheshwari saris, and the wondrous Zari work it has to offer.

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