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“magnificent during sunset”
Review of Chhatris Cenotaphs

Chhatris Cenotaphs
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Bengaluru, India
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“magnificent during sunset”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Beautifully maintained and excellent photo opportunity during the sunset. Especially loved the flocks of parrots. Guards are helpful and complement as free tour guide.

Visited November 2012
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“Top three at Orchha”
Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Don't miss the Chhatris Cenotaphs. You can walk from the fort. Same ticket, buy first at the fort. Six wonderful Cenotaphs in two rows at the river. Other ruins close by, also some ghats at the river. They are beautiful and not many tourists around, especially at late afternoon. Enjoy the fading light from inside and outside of the premise. You can climb up on everyone. So look for a nice place with a view. Between late afternoon and sunset all the vultures come back to their nests on the roof or in the small towers at each corner. Very impressing to see them fly. On the roof you will be able to come quite close to this birds and their nests ... a unique experience (it seems the vultures are Usedom to it). End of November many small vultures in the nests. Don't miss Orchha, enjoy two relaxend days or one full day of sightseeing.

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

The train from Jhansi to Agra was going to be delayed due to the thick fog, so my guide proposed that my group and I visit the Chhatris Cenotaphs. I had been to Orchha many times before with groups, but as our time was was always limited, we only visited the two castles and had some free time in the market. This time it was different and I was grateful for the delay of the train, as we had the opportunity to visit the small area where the amazing Cenotaphs stood. Wonderful architecture and serenity, highly recommended for any visitor to Orchha!

Visited December 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Orchha's most melancholy ruins”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

Orchha is believed to be founded in the 16th century by a Bundela Rajput chief named Rudra Pratap.

With the solemn row of pale brown weed-choked domes and spires, the riverside Chhattris or cenotaphs are Orchha's most melancholy ruins. These are temples constructed as memorials to illustrious Bundela kings. The banks of the Betwa river are dotted with 14 of these cenotaphs.

Indeed the Chhattris are best viewed from this bridge or from the boulders on the opposite bank, where one can see their remarkable silhouettes against the setting sun & their reflections on the still waters of the Betwa. An image that will surely stay in everyone’s memories for a long time. Early morning glow on the chhatris give them a golden colour which is also superbly reflected in the calm waters of the River Betwa

Most of the Chhatris are housed in a compound. Make sure to buy the ticket for entering this compound at the Orchha Fort (some 1 km away). There’s nothing much to see inside the Chhatris though…nothing is meant to be there;

Visited February 2012
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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“see the Mighty”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

the building the lawns and mankind's attempt to be immortal. They story and how time forgot it all. The discovery of the forgotten is amazing experience

Visited December 2012
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