Thursday, July 01, 2010

Orchha, Madhya Pradesh : History Revisited - Architecture, Forts & Temples - New Travel Article Contentwriter.in

Orchha, Madhya Pradesh : History Revisited - Architecture, Forts & Temples -  New Travel Article Contentwriter.in

History Revisited: Architecture, Forts & Temples - Orchha, Madhya Pradesh, India

Orchha is a beautiful heritage town that lies on the banks of the Betwa River and is located on the Jhansi - Khajuraho road, (approx 16 - 18 kms from Jhansi) in Madhya Pradesh, India. One look at this culturally rich town is all it takes to see glimpses of its significant history, architecture and splendour, evident till today. This is the reason why, Orchha is quite popular with tourists who are simply awe-struck by its beautiful palaces, temples, forests and the Betwa River.

Orchha’s History: It is believed that Orchha was founded by Bundela Rajput Chieftain Rudra Pratap around the 16th century and was known as the capital city of the then ruling Bundela dynasty.

Popular Tourist Spots & Places to See in Orchha, Khajuraho, MP -           

1. The Jehangir Mahal, Orchha: Built in the 17th century, the Jehangir Mahal is an important historical monument that was built by Bir Singh Deo to welcome the Mughal Emperor Jehangir to Orchha. The most striking feature of this Mahal is its beautiful entrance with a facade covered with turquoise tiles, innumerable windows, terraces, onion shaped domes and spacious balconies.

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This article is a part of a series of travel articles on Content Writer India which will follow in the coming weeks. The aim of these articles is to share information about some of the most magnificent cities and towns of India which are often left undiscovered.   

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