Thursday, May 24, 2012

Royal Cenotaphs of Orchha

In Orchha there are around fourteen cenotaphs (chhatris) of 16th century along the Kanchana Ghat of the Betwa river.

They are the tombs erected for rulers of Bundelkhand in their memory. We have already seen them in earlier posts( 1, 2). Here are some more images of these magnificent structures.


45 comments:

Al said...

That last building looks huge - great shot!

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Very nice...so many places you visit!!!...thanks for sharing

Abhyudaya Shrivastava said...

Yup! It's an excellent site. You can visit the nearby forts too. Datia, Jhansi, Gwalior... all have nice forts

Ann said...

twin towers.

R Niranjan Das said...

Beautiful photos.

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magiceye said...

magnificent indeed!

Jeevan said...

Remarkable structures and shots! I remember this place u posted before.

Med kj├Žleik til livet said...

nice ;)

monika

Gary said...

Stunning structures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Pearl Maple said...

Like the way you have framed the views and highlighted the beauty of these temples. Thanks for sharing with SWF.

Sylvia K said...

Such beautiful and incredible structures! Perfect against the pale skies! Have a great weekend, Rajesh!

Sylvia

HansHB said...

Nice to see this post!

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of an exquisite place.

Light and Voices said...

So much to experience and see and wonder in India. If I was a genie I would blink myself there in a minute.
Joyce M

Andy David said...

Dear Rajesh,
Great pictures my friend. I won't mind visiting. Thank you for sharing.

Indrani said...

Excellent captures.

Jim said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

ladyfi said...

Magical light in that first shot.

Pietro said...

So fascinating. Beautiful images, Rajesh.

Kusum said...

Oh! I was here couple of months ago. Did you see those vultues?!

sceneoftranquility said...

Beautiful ancient craft works.

Annemor said...

Just wonderful. I enjoy your pictures from India. A new wiev every time.
Enjoy the day.
Mormor Norway.

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos. Magnificent, a masterpiece of art.

Lowell said...

When I think of a tomb, I think of a small cave or small dwelling. Then I look at your blog and have to change my way of thinking. These are all quite incredible. I can't help but wonder, though, if they really deserved such honoraria? :-)

George said...

'Magnificent' is a very apt description of these structures. I especially like the structure in your last photo.

YOSEE said...

Such beautiful structures !

R Sudhir Kumar said...

I have read your earlier posts. beautiful shots

Kelly said...

I'm impressed by all of the shots (and the building in them), but the lighting and perspective in the top photo is stunning!

MyMaracas said...

Your photos always make me gasp in awe. It is hard to imagine that these places are real. Thanks for sharing them with us.

VaishVijay said...

I like the feel of the 1st shot.

eden said...

Beautiful photos and my favourite is the first one.

Gemma Wiseman said...

These structures are so grand with so much attention to architectural detail in the facades! Stunning!

chubskulit said...

So majestic!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Amazing and fascinating !

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating these structures.

Martha in PA said...

Beautiful! Living in the United States, we just don't see buildings that old! I love seeing photos of the architecture and the history!

My MYM

Shoshana said...

Beautiful structures. I especially enjoyed them after watching The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

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Liza said...

Terrific shots! Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC

wifetoalineman02 said...

what a beautiful temple and beautiful pictures too :-) Dropping by from Mellow Yellow Monday

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Katrin Klink said...

Thank you for all those lovely photos and taking us to all those places with your shots!

Bushra said...

Your captures are always so magnificent Rajesh :) Beautiful capture!

Mukesh Singh said...

Orchha is a beautiful places....
nice captures :)



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specs buffy said...

The third cenotaph is indeed massive and I wonder how many tombs are held in there!
Bundelkhand is so rich in history- really incredible stuff!!

Debopam said...

Architecture glory......

Debnature
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Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this place.