Thursday, May 27, 2010

Orchha Fort Complex

Orchha (State: Madhya Pradesh) has an imposing fort, dating back to the 16th century. The fort complex contains magnificent palaces of the Bundela kings presenting a matchless spectacle of those times.


The complex has 3 palaces:

Raj Mahal - Bundela kings residential palace. a massive square building of which the exterior is almost absolutely plain.

Jehangir Mahal - a square building, but far more ornate, a singularly beautiful specimen of Hindu domestic architecture.

Rai Praveen Mahal - built in memory of the famous poetess and musician, Rai Parveen, the beautiful courtesan of Raja Indramani.

42 comments:

V Rakesh said...

Brilliant edifice! Looks imposing! very well captured!

Also, thanks very much for your kind and thoughtful wishes!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Your posts and photos are always very interesting and I do like them a lot. My best regards. Philip

Ekanthapadhikan said...

Wow! That looks huge. These magnificent forts, I guess, are the best gifts of the invading Arabians.

Ekanthapadhikan said...

But I think you also must mention the State and district where you can find this fort, no matter how repetitive t might look. Remember, it's only repetitive for you. But for a person visiting your blog for the first time, it's information as fresh as fish from the deep seas!

Zuzana said...

That is truly an impressive palace or fortress. Incredible.
Always a joy to travel with you.;)
xo

joo said...

You alwas show us such amazing places Rajesh! Thank you:)

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Tammie Lee said...

palaces are so amazing in India

Regina said...

Its truly a magnificent fort.
Great capture!

Manang Kim said...

Very beautiful structures. The intricate design are just gorgeous. I think I can only see like this in India. Like it! Happy weekend!

SWF~Natures Abound

Robin said...

Nice shot - it looks like an old-time postcard.

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Carver said...

Beautiful and interesting fort. So much to explore in your part of the world.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

beautiful fort...thanks for sharing your world to us always..

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous capture as always, Rajesh! Always look forward to your interesting a lovely posts! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

ewok1993 said...

imposing is the right word for this fort. lovely structure.

Pearl Maple said...

Imposging is a good word for this one and to think there are 3 palaces, would be an amazing place to visit and see more of it up close.

eden said...

What an enormous fort complex with 3 palaces! Such a beautiful place to visit.Thanks for sharing

magiceye said...

impressive indeed!

Ms. Gibson said...

Your blog reminds me how much of India I will never see...your country is way too big! And so deep in history.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rajesh: What a wonderful structure, it is great that it has been preserved.

Martha Z said...

You show us so many interesting places in your part of the world.

J Bar said...

Great place.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

LadyFi said...

Huge fort - and the sky is so bright!

eileeninmd said...

Impressive looking fort. Your post is interesting and love the photo. Happy skywatching!

Spiderdama said...

Another great fort in your country!
Wish you a nice weekend:-)

roughterrain crane said...

Huge fort!

Jacob said...

I can't get over the number of forts in India ... I had no idea. But more than that I can't get over the size of some of these. This one looks absolutely massive! It would take weeks to go through it all!

Very beautiful, Rajesh

Kcalpesh said...

That's a nice fort complex! Interesting capture!!

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Beyond Horizon said...

beauty of India in ur beautiful Blog....AMAZING!
:)

Diane AZ said...

Fascinating to see forts from your part of the world. Very impressive!

Lakshmi said...

Hoping to see this part of the country this year ..

Anya said...

Very unique forts :-)

Have a Happy Weekend
:))

SandyCarlson said...

Interesting and beautiful. Thanks.

Ann said...

You make me think how richly the kings lived, and how much they taxed the people.

diane said...

What a magnificent castle. India is such a diverse country.

rohini said...

Beautiful...there are so many plaes to be captured/ seen/ travelled/ enjoyed in India...its wonderful...thnx for the info..and thx for visiting and commenting on my blog too...:-)

Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh! This one is already in my list! What a magnificent building!!

Blogtrotter Two has a sunset cruise for you! Enjoy the cocktails and the views and have a great weekend!!

Joops said...

Great capture!

BLOGitse said...

Again beautiful object...
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Linda said...

Another amazing palace!

wanderlust said...

What a beautiful building!

Rajesh said...

Ekanthapadhikan: Thank You. Your suggestion of including state name of the place in the post is incorporated in all new posts.

Rakesh, Phivos, Zuzana, Joo, Grace, Lee, Regina, Kim, Robin, Carver, Coffeeveggie, Sylvia, ewok1993, Maple, Eden, Fishing Guy, J Bar, Trotter: Thanks for the appreciation.

Gibson: Thanks, there is too much to discover here. I feel one lifetime is not enough only to cover the heritage apart from other natural resources.

Lakshmi: Thanks, this is a must see.

Deepak, Martha, eileeninmd, LayFi, Spiderdama, Crane, Kcalpesh, Horizon, Diane, Anya, Sandy, Ann, Diane, Rohini, Joops, BLOGitse, Linda, wanderlust: Thanks for the appreciation.

Jacob: Thanks. This is a huge fort. Me too have no idea of how many forts are there in India. I am also learning about them.