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Orchha Fort

Address: Orchha, India
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Orchha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks

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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

it doesn't take you one day to see it but it has only been used for one day. You'll have to go there yourself to find out why. Anyway, you can go everywhere in this palace so it's great to snoop around and it's quiet enough for a photographer to make pictures without people in it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Orchha is a nice place at the banks of river Betva in MP. Nearest airport is Gwalior and nearest rail head is Jhansi. The small town is famous for Two main temples and the fort and Jhehangir mahal.

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have visited the palace many times in the daytime so this time we did the Light and Sound show at night. Loved the pageantry of the history. Well worth doing.

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70 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Compered to other palaces and forts in India, this place was really not worth a visit. i t was quite run down and there were very few things to see. Plus our guide was not good at all and it was hard to understand him.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Orchha is a fascinating place and well worth a visit. There are relatively few tourists and only half hearted hassle, it is a relaxing place to stay. If you are looking for an agent to help with bookings etc I can recommend Anup Khare at Orcha Tour whose office is on the Main Street. He organised a taxi for me... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

You will get ticket of rS. 10 per adult & Rs.35 for camera from this place. This ticket will get you in at Orchha Fort (Raja Mahal) , Jahagir Mahal, Laxmi Narayan Mandir, & Cenotaphs. Take a guide at Rs.375/- from the entry gate. Without guide its just stone. You can hire an Auto (Tuk Tuk) which will show you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The fort and palaces must have been stunning in their time, but they arenow showing signs of neglect. The buildings must have been fabulous in their prime, but they are past it now. That being said, they are still great to visit and in some countries would be a highlight. Not so in India, which has so many stunning sites.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Do visit this fort in the evening at 6:30 pm for Sound and Light Show, which is worth watching. Apply mosquito replant to avoid mosquitoes. A lovely fort can then be visited again next morning for viewing the architecture in day light.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

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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