Monday, August 28, 2017

MP Diaries : Orchha Chhatris, Grander than the Grandest

Chhatris of Orchha
Chhatris of Orchha
After witnessing the beautiful paintings of the Lakshmi Mandir, we moved on to the Chhatris (Cenotaphs) complex on the Kanchan Ghat bank of river Betwa. This complex is home to 14 Chhatris built in memory of the Royal family members of the Bundela dynasty - Maharaja Sujan Singh, Jaswant Singh, Maharaja Indiramani, King Sawant Singh, Madhukar Shah, and Vir Singh Deo to name a few. These were built between the 17th and 18th centuries, representing the Bundela style of Architecture. 
Cenotaph of Orchha
Chhatris of Orchha
The Betwa River, Orchha
Sunset of Orchha
The Best Way to End The Day
How to reach Orchha: Orchha is about 16 km from Jhansi
Entry Fee: Rs.15/- per head for Indian Citizens and Rs.200/- per head for foreigners. There is only one ticket counter in Orchha outside the palace complex. Tickets are compulsory before entering the Chhatris complex. 
Accommodation: We stayed in Hotel Aditya and unfortunately, this was the worst experience we have had in Madhya Pradesh because of the bad hospitality and rude staff. Better options would be to find accommodation at Sheesh Mahal or Betwa resort, both maintained by the MPSTDC. 
Where to eat: There are plenty of options with a wide range and matching everyone's budget. 

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  1. These structures look absolutely magnificent.

  2. What a shot....the sunset captures....mesmerizing.
    Amazing read with beautiful pics.

  3. Isn't Orcha so beautiful! I have always wanted to visit...

  4. Wow! Absolutely loved your post and pictures! Really wish I could travel to this magnificent place. The architecture is stunning!