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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Orchha, Madhya Pradesh- a Photo Story

My first trip was decided through Facebook. These days Facebook is playing a pivotal role in our lives. One of my junior from college has a travel bug and has great photography skills. Looking at her updates on Facebook tempted me to message her. I told her I would like to accompany her on her next trip. From then onwards, I managed to break the monotony of routine life to enjoy the experience of exploring new places, food and knowing people of India. However first trips have their own charm especially when you learn about something that you have been longing for. In my case it was photography. I would like to present the photo-journey of the beautiful time I had exploring Orchha…

Orchha , Madhya Pradesh
 
(26th Feb,2014 – 1st Mar,2014)
Our came in existence at the end of February, 2014. When I got to know we were packing our bags for Orchha, I was clueless how it looks and what this place was all about. Since I had never heard its name earlier, it created more excitement in me to explore this new piece of land.


History of Orchha

Orchha is a small town in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. This town was established by Maharaja Rudra Pratap Singh in 1501 which lies on the Betwa River in Tikamgarh District. The word ‘Orchha’ means  ‘Hidden’ in Bundelkhandi language and was named so because it was covered completely by forests before being found.


Primary attractions in Orchha are Jahangir Mahal, Laxmi Narayana Temple, Bundela Chhatris (cenotaphs), Rai Praveen Mahal , Chaturbhuj Temple & Raja Mahal.




Photo Story of Orchha:
Jahangir Mahal
Jahangir Mahal is one of the most finest and vivid examples of classical Mughal Architecture.

Entrance of great Jahangir Mahal


Jahangir Mahal
Open Court of Jahangir Mahal
Betwa River Banks:
Spend maximum time here





1.   Bundela Chhatris - (cenotaphs) designed in the memory of late rulers and noblemen. There are fourteen 'Chhatris' or memorials to the rulers of Orchha, grouped along the Kanchana Ghat of the river Betwa.
View from Betwa River
Closer View


Chaturbhuj Temple:
 


1.      Laxmi Narayan Temple





Interesting Paintings Inside Lakshmi Narayan Temple:








Raja Ram Temple:
Top view of Raja Ram Temple
Other Details:
Duration of my visit-   26th Feb – 1st Mar
Weather conditions during my stay-  Slightly chilly during early mornings and nights (Sweat-shirts are advisable)  
Mode of travel from Delhi -  Train
Hours of Journey -   6 hours journey
Stayed at -  Friend’s house
Restaurants I liked there-  Milan Resturant, Betwa Tarang Restuarnt, Bamboo Hut


Author:
Manisha Raj is a professional software engineer in Delhi and an amateur photographer who loves to travel and explore new places and cuisines whenever she gets a chance. She fondly calls herself “Artist Manisha” due to her love for sketching and shares her  dream to hold an exhibition of her artistic works sometime in her life. She loves festivals and hence her second favorite month in the year is October (after February i.e. her birth-month); a month in which festivals and celebrations start in India and continue till New Year. 
She decided to pen down her travel experiences and this was her first post as a guest blogger on Elixired.

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22 comments:

  1. It must be amazing to see the architecture in real and understand it's history :) beautiful captures.

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  2. Wonderful architecture and great scenery. Greetings!

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  3. Love your clicks. Would like to hear about your other adventures as well.. Keep travelling keep writing. Good luck :-)

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    1. Sure will do add my adventure stories.. Thank u so much sundeep! :)

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  4. Beautiful pictures!! The architecture of all the structures are breath-taking

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  5. Let me encourage you today: you’re not only on the right track. You set the course for the rest of us. Bang bang !! Stunning Pic

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    1. Thanks a ton Kunal!! Really appreciate your feedback. It means a lot! :)

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  6. Totally loved your post!
    The black and white photograph of the Chaturbhuj temple is especially very interesting.

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    1. Thank you Aradhika for appreciation :) ....even I like that pic the most. :)

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  7. Totally loved your post!
    The black and white photograph of the Chaturbhuj temple is especially very interesting.

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  8. Totally loved your post!
    The black and white photograph of the Chaturbhuj temple is especially very interesting.

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  9. Lovely clicks Manisha, esp. betwa river, open courts and the black and white one. Feels like I've been there, or may be I have! ;)

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    1. Many Thanks Rochana :) :) Orchha is ♡ ♡ ♡ !!!

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  10. Amazing place... and brilliant captures...
    Happy travelling!

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  11. If Madhya Pradesh is the heart of incredible India, then Orchha is its heart and within the heart of Orchha lays the Raj Mahal.

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  12. Beautiful place...
    Amazing clicks “Artist Manisha”... :)

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    1. Hey Praveen! Thanks a ton!! 😊😬😀

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