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Orchha


ORCHHA is dramatically positioned on a rocky island, enclosed by a loop of the River Retwa. Founded in 1531, it was the capital of the Rundela kings until 1738,when it was abandoned in favour of Tikamgarh.Crumbling palaces, pavilions, & mums, walls and gates connected to the town with an impressive 14-arched causeway, are all that remain today. Three main palaces, Raj Mahal (1560), Jahangiri Mahal (1626 ) and Rai Praveen Mahal are massed symmetrically together. Rai Praveen . Mahal was named after a royal paramour and Jahangiri Mahal after the Mughal prince who spent a mere night There.

There are three beautiful temples in the old town, the Ram Raja, the Chaturbhulj and the Laxminarayan. A unique blend of fort and temple styles, the Chaturbhulj Temple, dedicated to Vishnu, Las huge arcaded halls fort massed singing and a soaring spire towering over the area.

Lying along the Kancitana ghat (Rif the Betwa are 14 hauntingly beautiful chhalris of the Orchid rulers. Along with the many sati pillars in Jaltangiti Mahal museum, these are reminders of Orchid's feudal past when soli queens jumped into their husband's funeral pyres.
 

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