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“"Attractive walls"”
Review of Raja Mahal

Raja Mahal
Ranked #6 of 16 things to do in Orchha
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Jaipur, India
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165 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“"Attractive walls"”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

the walls of this mahal are really too attractive..... &still it was well maintained, it is recomanded if you visit jhagir fort then you should not live this place behind....

Visited May 2013
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Pondicherry, India
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“Excellent frescos”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised with the beautiful frescos in the different halls.

The palace is not very impressive as compared to Jahangir Mahal but the interior is great.

A friend guide recommend to visit otherwise we would missed it.

Visited February 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Well preserved frescos and spectacular architecture”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

The palace is within walking distance from most accommodation, so I recommend you stroll through the village to get there. It is an easy walk, but be prepared to encounter beggars (& the usual guides and hawkers) along the route to the palace. Here you buy an all day ticket (250 rupees for foreigners) that let's you into the other sites in the area. The palace itself is well maintained in parts. However you need to take care in places as some passages lead off to rubbled and open areas where a fall is possible (occupational health and safety is yet to make its way here). The beautiful carvings in the walls are as good as any site elsewhere in India, but these in many cases are much older. The main palace also has many remains of the turquoise and lapis lazuli tile work from days gone by, offering an insight into how beautiful and ornate it would have been. You can climb the steep staircases to the upper levels where the scenery is something special. The palace next door although a little more functional in the architecture has some of the most vivid and beautiful frescos (beautifully maintained) that depict religious scenes and snapshots of everyday life. A definite must.

Visited January 2014
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“great and attractive”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

A good guide will whip up emotions even among the most insensitive ones who see this place, because it has so much to say about the greatness of the bundelas, sadness of our history, the common link of destruction, treachery and and the post independence hypocrisy of our rulers in downplaying our heritage.
It is a must see place
Overall, Orchha as a whole should be showcased as top destination in Indian tourism.

Visited October 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Must be good”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

Raja's palace was a good structure but it kind of fades in front of Jehangir Mahal.Probably teh same reason why some guest rooms outshine the master bed rooms of some homes.
The room of Raja and Rani, and Diwani Khas and Diwane aam were some key places to see, but the paintings on the walls were faded or it was too dark to see anything inside. Probably its best to avoid any further damage thru electric wiring or camera flashes.
Overall a decent place and best to see at sun rise and sun set time. It is the same place where Katrina shot her famous Slice advertisement called Rasiya. The place is definately beautiful and a must watch.

Visited November 2013
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