World Map

India >> Madhya Pradesh >> Orchha >> Sightseeing in Orchha

Sightseeing in Orchha

One of the important tourist attractions in Orchha is the Raj Mahal that was started by Raja Rudra Pratap, but after his death in 1531, the construction was completed by his son Bharti Chand and the final touches to the Mahal were added by Raja Madhukar Shah who further built several other monuments in Orchha. After entering the Raj Mahal premises you will witness the lively murals encompassing a variety of spiritual and secular themes. This palace is a fine example of Mughal architecture with stone jali work.

Take a stroll in the exquisite and intricately carved Jahangir Mahal built by Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo to commemorate Emperor Jahangir’s visit to Orchha. The palace is crowned by graceful chhatris and complementing the exteriors are the interiors of this palace that represent the finest work of the Bundela School of Architecture. The Jahangir Mahal is decorated with geometric patterns, paintings of peacocks and flowers. You can get a great view of soaring temples from this palace.

The third magnificent palace in Orchha is Rai Praveen Mahal that was built in 1618 by Maharaja Indrajit Singh. The palace is surrounded by lush gardens with flowerbeds and shrubs trimmed in various artistic shapes. As the legend goes this Mahal was built in honour of the ‘Nightingale of Orchha’, Rai Praveen who was well known for her enchanting beauty, poetry and music.

You can also visit the beautiful Laxminarayan Temple and Chaturbhuj Temple that attracts many tourists. Spotted around the area are various shrines and memorials each with its own history.

Related Features on Orchha
The world’s a big place. So how do you pick the best destinations to travel to in 2017? We have ...
Madhya Pradesh is regarded as the heart of India, and the Pench National Park is situated in the foothills of ...
Madhya Pradesh, popularly known as the heart of India, is a beautiful place to travel around. The state greets you ...

Share:         Email

Travel Tools

World Weather World Time Converter
Currency Converter World Holidays & Festival
Travel Health & Tips Travel Insurance
TrainsTravel Features

Get the latest and the best on travel
Free Desktop Calendars!
Stay Connected!
Come join our interactive community
Quick Updates
Latest News, Deals, Views & more
© 2001 - 2019 JourneyMart.com. All rights reserved. Useful Links