Thursday, May 20, 2010

Orchha, the Hidden Place

From Jhansi we traveled to Orchha in Mahya Pradesh which is at a distance of 18 kms. I had read about this place a bit in various travel magazines. And whatever little I knew kept me interested in this place. Once in this place, I was more than happy on my decision of touring this place.

Enclosed by woody forest, Orchha is a historical city that exhibits the rich heritage of medieval times. In the 16th and 17th century this was the capital of Bundela kings. On the banks of the Betwa River, Orchha reflects the glory of the mighty Bundelas. An artificial island with the meaning a ‘hidden place’ Orchha, lives up to its name.

The splendor of ancient times can be seen in the graceful monuments.They showcase unique and exclusive architectural legacy. The fort, exotic palaces, beautifully carved temples, spectacular mural paintings and frescoes on the walls of temples and the palaces keep the viewers spellbound.


Some of the places that we shall explore in some detail are:


48 comments:

Anya said...

Sounds mysterious
~The hidden place~
Three things
cannot be long hidden
the sun
the moon
and the truth :))
LOL

Its always nice to travel
with you Rajesh !!

:)
:)

Ms. Gibson said...

Oh! One of my blogger friends told me to come to your blog. I am not disappointed. What a gorgeous & elegant blog.
I'm visiting your country July, and am very excited. It will be my second journey to India.

Indrani said...

This tour is getting more interesting Rajesh.
Great shots!

Zuzana said...

Lovely collage.;) I am looking forward to further explorations.;)
Have a great Friday,
xo

V Rakesh said...

What a wonderful collage! Brilliant! I'm waiting for the tid-bits on the ones that you mentioned!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Ya True !!Orchha is a beautiful place!!It is nearby to Khajuraho !!Very beautiful and nice shots !!

joo said...

Fabulous photos - I love this collage!
Have a nice weekednd:)

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Amazing place full of history and culture.

Greener Bangalore said...

interesting info Rajesh!

kavita said...

I've never heard of this place before...looks like a very interesting destination as it looks in the collage above.Looking forward to all the places you are going to explain in details.

Happy weekend Rajesh.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shots!!Nice post !!

Babli said...

Thanks for giving wonderful information about the place. Very nicely described and Orchha seems to be a very nice and beautiful historic place with marvellous architecture. I shall try to visit this place definitely.

Cloudia said...

Marvelous!!





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R.Ramakrishnan said...

Thanks for sharing the ancient splendours of Orccha.There is alot that needs to be done to preserve such little known & uncelebrated monuments. Otherwise very soon they will fade away into oblivion - both due to vagaries of weather & due to indiscretion of ruthless land grabbers & businessmen with a view to commercially exploiting these prime properties.
Ram

Arasu said...

It is true that many archaeological places are unknown to us like Orchha.
Thank you for showing us the splendid beauty of this historical place to us.

T and S said...

Beautiful collage of images...Thomas

Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh! Another wonderful post!

Sorry for the absence, but my computer broke down and I’ll be waiting a month for it to be fixed… ;-( Anyhow, I left you a post on the suburbs of Ephesus for you to enjoy. Have a great week!!

Carver said...

What an amazing place. You show us wonders from your world and interesting text too.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous post and photos as always! Thank you, Rajesh, for sharing such wonderful parts of your world with us each week. I always look forward to them! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Sylvia

Dirkjogt said...

What a nice architecture. Had to enlarge the picture to see all these details. Great!

Jenn said...

A splendid place it is indeed, full of history and culture. The architecture so intricately built. Hope to see it upclose in your next posts.

noel said...

aloha,

what an amazing series, beautiful work.

my entry is on my plantfanatic blog today

J Bar said...

Your posts are always interesting.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Arija said...

You certainly have a wealth of wonderful treasures in your homeland.

Regina said...

Beautiful photos and collage!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rajesh: That is certainly a beautiful place to visit.

Deepak Acharya said...

A great trip for you, I guess.

Diane AZ said...

Beautiful architectural details and artwork nicely presented in the collage.

Rajesh said...

Kavita, Babita, Arasu, Jenn: Thanks, the details are really exciting. I ensure you it is a must visit place.

Anya, Indrani, Zuzana, Bharath, Joo, Phivos, Greener, Cloudia, Ram, Thomas, Trotter: Thanks for the appreciation.

Gibson: Thanks, I am sure you will not be diappointed in your visit.

Sylvia, Carver, Dirkjot, Noel, Arija, J Bar, Fishing Guy, Regina, Deepak, Diane: Thanks for the appreciation.

Lana G! said...

Great Mosaic!

Kathy said...

great mosaic! Amazing place,
Kathy

LV said...

Thank you for taking us along on your trip. I enjoy seeing things from your world that. This is the only way I will ever be able to visit through your lens.

Sarah said...

Thank you for taking the time to put this together!

Have a wonderful Blue Monday!

Sarah

SmilingSally said...

Interesting place to visit. Happy Blue Monday,

A Garden of Threads said...

Thanks for letting me travel with you thru your wonderful mosaic. Take care.

Vernz said...

Hi Rajesh, this is wonderful... love the mosaic...

Joined Blue Monday here

Belle said...

Very informative and it's historical too. happy Blue Monday!

Belle

Fun With This and That said...

It is nice to see you trip Thank You Laura Q

Suzy said...

So ancient and exotic! Beautiful mosaic.

lynda howells said...

As usual your images are amazing..wish l was therexlynda
Happy Ruby Tuesdayx

Janice said...

Stunning architecture, a very different Mosaic!

Life Ramblings said...

great series of pics and that sounds like a wonderful trip. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Wonderful historical buildings. Valerie

eden said...

Great pictures. Love the collage. Thanks for sharing information.

Happy Ruby Tuesday

Carol said...

I clicked to see all those wonderful architectural details. Have a great week!

Mary said...

Wonderful! Such a beautiful place! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

vijay bankar said...

Wow great mosaic..

Rajesh said...

Lana, LV, Kathy, Sarah, Sally, Threads, Vernz, Belle, Laura, Lynda, Janice, Life, Sandbox, Eden, Carol, Mary, Vijay: Thanks for the appreciation.