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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 …
... 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 ...
... living here in that era. Their clothing and long beards probably helped as well. They were unbothered by our presences and even invited us to have pictures taken with them.
This royal residence of past kings of Orchha was impressive with its towers. However, we couldn't wander as freely as we did in the Jahangir Mahal. Here, only two rooms on the main ground ...
Best part, we could venture inside one of them. So, by climbing steep narrow steps, I found myself on the rooftop waving at Michel below! With no rail guard to protect me from falling three stories below, I watched every move I made!
But the views, ahhhhh the views from here, they were out ...
... Betwa River.
This medieval town appeared to be frozen in time! Its palaces and temples still retained their original grandeur. Vultures had made these their permanent homes with nests high up on the palaces’ domes.
Looking at these vultures, I could sense their eyes following me. The entire area felt haunted and creepy. To add to ...