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TravelPod Member ReviewsSheesh Mahal Orchha
The mirror work is extraordinary in the Sheesh Mahal which according to its name glows with thousands of pieces of mirror. The moment a ray of sun or moon falls on these mirrors, the entire palace begins to radiate.
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We begin our day with an excursion to the Amber Fort a magnificent structure perched on top of the hill. We will reach the top of the fort by riding elephants while soaking the timeless beauty of Jaipur. One of the most exquisite creations in the Amber Fort is the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors), its walls are covered with tiny mirrors and when …
Another early start today so we could catch a train to Jhansi. The journey was 5 hours and surprisingly easy/comfy. We even had "meals on wheels" delivered. Literally. Jhansi wasn't our final destination, we had a 40 minute tuk tuk ride to Orchha which was a great way to see the countryside. On the way we visited a place where they turn linen scraps into paper. One woman's job was literally to sit on the paper squeezing out ...
... joy for these photo opportunities and immediately made a dash towards the fields! Two local women worked close-by and allowed us to walk around.
Back in town at 5:00pm, I had ample of time to prepare myself for the sunset watch!
Monique :-) ...
... small children had “kohl”, an ancient eye cosmetic applied around their eyes.
When I asked Prateek the purpose of this, his reply was that mothers applied this to their infants’ eyes soon after birth. Some did this to “strengthen the child’s eyes” while others believed it prevented the child from being cursed by ...
... my way to an old bridge seen in the distance.
The current ran swiftly and came crashing on rocks in the middle of the river. In the distance, the Chhatris temples were totally breathtaking and revealed an era of splendor straight out of a fairy tale.
We crossed over the bridge and were lucky not being hit by any occasional vehicles or trucks. ...