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Orchha Palaces

Plan Your Tour
Its a combination of Palaces made by susequent Kings Of Orccha. Orccha lies in the state of Madhya Pradesh and can be reached by road and rail from Delhi (220kms), Jhansi (19 kms) and Agra (110 kms).

Location:
The Magnificent Palaces are located in Orchha District of Madhya Pradesh and can be reached by Road.

Fast Facts
  • Language - Hindi, English
  • Clothing - Very light woollens in the winter and Cottons in Summer
  • Best Time to Visit - October to February
Flashback

It was founded by Raja Orccha in the 16th century but what we see today is the work of his Successor, Raja Bharti Chand.

There are two main palaces of Orccha - Raja Palace and the Jahangir Palace. Raja Mahal, its construction took place by the King of Orccha, Raja Rudra Pratap but he died in 1531 leaving the work of construction in mid. His son then proceeded with the construction. The final touches were given by later on Kings. The Jahangir Mahal was constructed in the honour of Mughal Emperor Jahangir by Orccha Emperor, Vir Singh for a SINGLE DAY STAY OF JAHANGIR.

The third palace known as the Rai Parveen Palace was made in the honour of the 'Nightangle of Orccha' - Rai Parveen.

Orchha Sanctuary
Orccha Sanctuary
Its 25kms long and 15kms wide. It has its main inahbitants as the wild Boar, Langur, Nil Gai (Blue Bull), Sloth Bear and 200 speices of birds.

Ganesha
Ganesh Festival
Ganesha Festival is celebrated with pomp and show, with the God intelligence taken throughout the city and then in the end is bid goodbye in the waters of river.


Orchha PalaceEpitome Of Magnificence:

The Raja Mahal is a pure depicture of the Mughal architecture.It has Jaals of stone and artifacts at its entrance. Inside the Palace there are the Diwane Khas and Diwane Aam - Hall of private and publc Audience. The Hall of Private audience is on the first floor. It has massive columns and ceiling with beautiful carving on it. It also has paintings of Mughal and Bundela arts. The exteriors has elephants and lotus flower made on it.

On the other hand, the Jahangir Palace is made on the lines of Bundela Art. It has eight stories with eight pavillions. There is a big hall where meetings with the subjects were held. There is a long arcade of elephants upto the entrance. The entire palace is filled with carvings of flowers, peacocks and geometric patterns.

The third palace known as Rai Parveen Palace is a three storyed structure made to honour the dedicatd Poetess and Music Composer of Orccha - Rai Parveen. She was also known for her beauty. The third floor of the Palace is filled with carvings of Nritya Mudras. The entire palace was once surrounded by lush green gardens, whose reminances can be seen even today.

In And Around

Tope Khana - This Cannon Foundry has a number of cannons of various sizes and capacity. Once it worked round the clock safeguarding the Palaces, today it reminds of the past.

Not to be Missed

Boating and Canoeing - Both can be done in and around the sanctury.

Our Suggestions
  • Keep all the necessary things required but keeps the bags light. It makes the travel easy and comfortable.
  • The Orchha Palaces are a bit on the outskirts of the main city, so do not expect much facilities here except for the basic facilities like food and telephone.
  • Rely on your tour operator for the tour. Insist on a cosy and big vehicle, for a comfortable journey.
  • Madhya Pradesh is mostly a vegetarian State, so don't expect much of non - vegetarian food here.
  • Madhya Pradesh, Orchha especially is a rugged terrain, so be packed in a comfortable Jeans.
  • A tour to Madhya Pradesh is best in the winter season, when the atomsphere is pristine. Be here in the months of November to February.
  • Direct trains will take you to Bhopal, the Capital of Madhya Pradesh from where one has to travel by Road. Either way Orccha is also near from Jabalpur, one of the largest cities of Madhya Pradesh.
  • If you are in Madhya Pradesh the don't forget to visit Bandhavgardh Wildlife Sanctuary. Madhya Pradesh is famous for its tigers and panthers.
  • Bandhavgardh is very near to world famous to Khajurao. There are direct flights to Khajuraho (of Jet Airways) from New Delhi and Bhopal.
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