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Orchha Fort

Orchha, India
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Orchha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

It is sad that there are persons who do not relate to Orchha as a beautiful place. It has many attractions: 1. The Fort complex that has Jahangir Mahal and the main palace and Rai Praveen palace 2. It is the first place where I found a 'valet parking' of the olden days called the Oont khana [The king parked... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

To be true I first heard of Orchha on my trip to Khajuraho in March this yr. Khajuraho was absolutely out of the world, so may be I expected some thing similar in Orchha, bt this place is a big letdown. There is nothing to see. The Rajamahal and Jahangir mahal are very poorly maintained, nothing is there to see,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

nice sound and light show...read well before going into the fort..dont take any guides.because they generally have a misleading historical account of the whole thing...read and reaserach well ..so that u can bask in the glory...Sound and light show is pretty good.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This dilapidated fort is just awesome. The old marks on the fort just add to the beauty of the fort. Well maintained the beautiful fort provides a great view of the small town of Orchha. The sound and light show at night is very good and should not be missed. Uploading a pic of the lit fort post the show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The fort is beautiful and well maintained. Some parts are destroyed but restoration is in progress. The fort is clean and we had a lot to see . Lot of interesting places and paintings to see. We saw the Sound and Light Show which was very interesting and well made. When we visited the next morning we did take a... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Orchha Fort is a fantastic experience and the best part was the sound and lights show which happens daily at 7:30pm

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Orchcha is quite a small town in comparison to the towns having such enormous forts. The time we visited fort was quite dirty as if MP tourism does not even give a damn about such a great palaces. Overall the fort is huge and it needs repairing. It is not as big as forts in Rajasthan but it's significance is... More

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Ghaziabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Orchha was founded in the 15th century AD by the Bundela chief, Rudra Pratap Singh, who became the first King of Orchha. The fort complex has three important palaces- The Raj mahal, Jahangir mahal and Sheesh Mahal. There is a common entry ticket. Avoid the guides. Buy the well illustrated guide book and heritage trail map instead to explore the... More

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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

8 hrs drive from del, 2.5 hrs frm gwalior...small historical city with forts and temples...really nice heritage property like sheesh mahal, amar mahal....food is ok, sunset at the river front is nice and charming.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I really liked Orchha. it is interesting to stroll through the town, enjoying the bazaar, people and surrounding temples. I also liked observing people washing clothes and fishing in the river. The fort is impressive for its ramparts, interior palaces and frescoes. Clmb up to the fifth storey to gaze at A great giew of the city and numerous old... More

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