Madhya Pradesh elegantly poised right in the
centre of India endow beautiful destinations to its travelers.
Affirming to be a traveler’s paradise
Madhya Pradesh houses beautiful ancient temples, picturesque landscapes,
hill towns, wildlife sanctuaries inhabiting endangered species etc. The
best of tourist destinations which Madhya Pradesh shelters are Orchha
and Khajuraho, both of which have exclusive and unique charm.
Orchha is the most prominent destination which is gracefully positioned
against the river banks of river Betwa in the Tikamgarh district of Madhya
Pradesh. To get a more precise idea, it is around 16 km from Jhansi.
Orchha is worth a visit, established in 16th century by a Bundela Rajput
named Rudra Pratap Singh, this medieval town is exquisitely well preserved
till now and. This exclusive town showcases royal glory of the legendary
Bundela dynasty via its temples and architectural edifices. The town
is exceptionally fringed with mesmerizing hills and foliage.
Orchha is exceptionally replete with royal temples, imperial forts and
palaces, moats with bridges and much more fascinating sites. The palaces
and forts exclusively exhibit the royal grandeur and still retained their
original opulence therefore some of them seem to have frozen in time.
This small farming town has been adorned with various edifices some of
Fort Complex: The fort complex is the one of the most prominent destination
of Orchha and consists of three major palaces inside namely Raj Mahal,
Jehangir Mahal and Rai Parveen Mahal. The Raj Mahal was erected in 17th
century by an extremely pious predecessor of Bir Singh Ju Deo - Madhukar
Shah. The palace showcases simple exteriors but has colourful and vibrant
interiors exquisite murals and religious themes. Jahangir Mahal has been
built in the commemoration of Jahangir’s visit to Orchha in the
17th century. It exclusively exhibits the artistic brilliance of the
time by delicate chhatris and trellis work.
Ram Raja temple: This temple is the dominant attractions of the place
around which the Orchha seems to revolve. The temple is devoted to lord
Ram and it is believed that the idols that are placed in this temple
were meant to be placed in the Chaturbhuja temple. But the idols were
hard to move therefore a substitute temple was built with a courtyard,
tiled with colourful marbles which is now known as Ram raja temple.
Chaturbhuja Temple: the temple is elegantly placed on a massive platform
and used steps to reach the temple. The temple is exquisitely adorned
with Lotus emblems and other symbols carrying religious significance.
Laxminarayan Temple, Phool Bagh, Sunder Mahal, Cenotaphs grouped along
the Kanchan Ghat are other attractions that should not be missed while
visiting this place. The temples are the most unusual temples in all
of India. The verbal description of their beauty and grandeur is just
not feasible. One should definitely witness its ineffable beauty. The
place is worth a visit.