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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 …
... a guide as he drones away. We had our only "camping" experience for this leg of the trip here as well. We set up the tents in the back yard of a local hotel and even went so far as the o cook our own meal even though it turned out there were restaurants nearby. It was quite a nice bonding experience for the group though sitting around the tents that night and sharing a few beers. First time it's really happened as people have typically split up to find a meal in the ...
... lesson of the smaller palace, we headed into the palace that was built as a gift to the Mughal emperor at the time. The emperor however spent only 1 night there in his entire life, but because it is not okay to take back gifts, it remained his. These days it was used a film set for what looked like an Indian version of ‘Game of Thrones’. There were people dressed in old-style togas and soldiers carrying shields, spears, and swords. While walking around the palace we got ...
... the next half an hour as people filed past the image. Two priests in orange robes with white and red vertical stripes painted between their eyebrows accepted the gifts of sweets, flowers and money that was offered and sprinkled what presumably was holy water back on the people and on the gifts they ...
... in with my travel buddies for the next 14 hours; eight lovely Sikh blokes who spoke about as much English as I speak Hindi, insisted on feeding me, moved over so I could lie down and get an hour's kip and made sure I got off at the right stop. You just don't get that on First Great Western back home ay.
So the reason I was going to Jhansi is so I could then get a tempo, which is basically a shared tuk tuk on steroids, to a place called Orchha because ...