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Orchha Fort

Orchha, India
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Orchha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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LEWISBURG
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Paris, France
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Orchha is one of the most beautiful archeological parks in India but also one of the most dirty. The village is very dirty as well as well as many of the buildings off the main tourist track.

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The fort compound is the center of attraction in Orccha, home of magnificent and much talked about Jehangir Mahal built by Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo in the 17th Century. From Jehangir & Raja Mahal you get a breathtaking bird's eye view of Orccha. The mural painting in the palace and the views from Raja Mahal are so mesmerizing that... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Absolutely beautiful and with an abundance of original tiles, wall sculpture, and paintings that are in wonderful condition considering they are from 1598 and older. There is an additional cost for taking your camera into the complex, but I advise you that it is well worth the cost. Make sure to climb to the fifth floor and walk around the... More

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Freeport, New York
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The Jahangir Mahal, also known as the Orchha Fort, was completed in the year 1598 in honor of the Mughal emperor Jahangir who followed Akbar. He visited the fort for one night. It is an excellent example of Raiput Bundela architecture and was embellished with lapis lazuli tiles. It is an interesting structure and has graceful arches and passageways. The... More

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Top Contributor
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The fort is located right next to the road and is worth seeing. Three individual attractions form a single complex of the fort area. See my review of the Jahangir Mahal for my suggestion on guides. Don't miss the paintings on the walls, these are just too good

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Small, tranquil place Orchha is overwhelmed by temples, palaces. It's stylish, and rather different from another attractions of India. Must visit at anytime!

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