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Orchha Fort

Address: Orchha, India
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Orchha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Orchha is now a small town which has 16th century architecture built by Bundela rulers. It was their capital back then so must be a very prominent city. The palaces and temples are still in very good condition but very badly maintained. The people around want to make money from tourism but they lack the pride and passion for their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

There are two main palaces to explore in the fort, plus many ruined buildings in the substantial gardens and undergrowth surrounding them. My favourite was the Raj Palace which had amazing paintings still surviving on its walls, and lots of narrow passages and crumbling stairs to explore. Next to it is Jehangir Mahal, with decorative tiles and several stories of... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This fort is magnificent. Inside the forts the following attractions are worth visiting 1. Jahangir Mahal 2. Raja Mahal 3. Qila Rai Praveen 4. Ruins of the Orchha city Only once you start walking around the ruins inside the fort you will get a perspective of the magnificence of the Orchha empire. Take a good guide for there is a... More 

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Delhi
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The fort is beautiful and has a lot of history, anecdotes and interesting trivia....Find a good guide to make sure your visit is worthwhile

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adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We only looked around the outside of this fort as we were pushed for time. We were impressed by the awesome vultures that were on the top of the fort-lots of them!

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The fort is some 20 km from Jhansi and if you're driving to Khajuraho, this is a nice place to stop. The fort consists of three parts or palaces, one of which is now a hotel. There's not all that much to see, although the views from the fort are very nice and so is its architecture. The guides do... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Forts, Palaces and tombs in this town are amazing...it is very quiet, has wonderful photo opportunites. Orchha town is great to visit along with all the temples, forts and palaces...really enjoyed our time here....

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Orchha is not (yet) a prime tourist destination. The palace is therefore not in tip top shape, but the advantage is that you don't see many tourists. Interesting anyway, especially with the commentary of a local guide.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It's 18km from jhansi and there are 2-3 places that the guide will show you apart from the fort.There is little history attached to the fort.do opt for the light and sound show that happens in the evening. MPTDC also has a hotel sheesh mahal within the fort.

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Dubbo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Like a lot of things in India it looks like it could do with a bit of a tidy up and clearing of dogs and other things around but you have to remember it is India and it is what it is There is a real history to this building and it's worth getting a good guide to explain it... More 

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