Orchha Fort Complex

Trip Start Nov 06, 2010
Trip End Mar 18, 2011

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Flag of India  , Madhya Pradesh,
Saturday, November 27, 2010

We made our way though some hard (a lot of people, cows and traffic) and pot holed roads and many small and very busy villages for the 31/2 hour trip to our next stop Orchha. I have posted pictures of both the architectural splendor of this once great kingdom (founded in the 1501 AD), to its people living their everyday life’s in 2010.

I also got some interesting pictures of some monkeys hanging around the marketplace looking for a free meal.

The below paragraph provide some of the history of the Fort & Palace.

On a seasonal island on the bank of the Betwa River, which is surrounded by a battlement wall, stands a huge palace-fort. The Fort Complex, which accommodates three grand palaces very near to each other. One of three palaces is Jehangir Mahal constructed by Raja Bir Singh during the 17th century marking the visit of Emperor Jehangir it is topped with exquisite umbrella like structures and is a combination of rich art of the period.

The roof is crowned by eight large fluted domes, with smaller domes between them, connected by an ornamental balustrade. From the top of this Palace a view of all the temples having long tapering structures and other landmarks of the city can be viewed. The Jahangir Mahal is considered to be a singularly beautiful specimen of domestic Hindu architecture.
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