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Orchha Fort

Orchha, India
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Orchha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Kansas City, Missouri
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144 reviews 144 reviews
67 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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126 reviews 126 reviews
77 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Faridabad, India
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

It's a small fort. Might be the exterior have been destroyed. But the remaining part was awesome. No museum or something is there. Most of the part of fort is open for public. You can visit all first, second or third floor. Try for a cool weather or be there with hats and goggles to face hot air.

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Bangalore, India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Light and sound show quite useful and well scripted. A piece of advise is carry a mosquito repellant cream for use if you want to keep mosquitos at bay.

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Guwahati, India
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273 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The Orchha fort is one of the most beautiful monuments of Mughal India. It has a unique fusion of local Chandela with Mughal architectural style. There are numerous royal chambers, passages, stairways, domes and gateways. Each part of the fort is equally beautiful and worth photography. The camel stables behind the fort is also marvelous. It is best to visit... More

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Kalyan, India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

One has to travel 40minutes by road from Jhansi to reach Orcha, one day is enough to complete all sights in Orcha, the best season would be winter. The fort is not well maintained but still it is worth seeing, Local guides are easily available and one can easily pick them at reasonable fees, near by temple can also done... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Take your time to wander around the ruins - and take advantage of the excellent local guides. We had wonderful personal service from our guide, Swapnil, who spoke very good English and went the extra mile to show us around, not just the Fort but also other sights in Orchha.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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81 reviews 81 reviews
70 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I chanced upon Orchha while trying to figure out how to spend my transit at Jhansi. I would recommend skipping Jhansi's local sights and going straight to Orchha. Hidden from public glare these huge monuments at Orchha including the Orchha fort have survived the test of time.It would be though great if more care is taken to preserve our historical... More

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