Photo Guide: Orchha, Madhya Pradesh
Located in the state of Madhya Pradesh
Orchha is located in Niwari district.
was established by rajput ruler Rudra Pratap Singh
The Chaturbhuj Temple was built by the queen of Orchha,
was built by 'Raja Madhukar Shah' during his reign, 1554 to 1591
Orchha was captured by imperial forces of the Mughal Army led by Prince Aurangzeb in October 1635
Chaturbhuj Temple at Orchha, is noted for having one of the tallest Vimana among Hindu templesstanding at 344 feet.
The Jahangir Mahal is built on a rectangular base and is relieved by a circular tower at each corner surmounted by a dome
There is a spectacular light and sound show in the evening hours in the Jahangir Mahal.
The show displays the history of the city of Orchha and the Jahangir Mahal
Tourists can also climb on the roof of the Uth Khana and get a fantastic view of Orchha town
Even in the present times Rama is regarded as the only king
On a seasonal island on the bank of the Betwa River, which has been surrounded by a battlement wall, stands a huge palace-fort
The fort consists of several connected buildings erected at different times
The Ram Raja Temple is built on a square base and has an almost entirely plain exterior
Tourists who wish to visit Orchha from Khajuraho can catch the morning express which leaves at around 8 or 9 AM