Monday, May 27, 2013


Here are some of the sights on the way to Orchha.  Many of the homes we passed had these interesting tile roofs.

This is one of the temples in Orchha

and the grounds of a hotel where we stopped for a snack.

Some merchants on the main street of Orchha.

Here's a view from the bridge you cross to enter Jahangiri Mahal, completed about 1626.  Here's what the guidebook says about the palace:

An excellent example of Rajput Bundela architecture, this palace was built by the Bundela king Bir Singh Deo and named after the Mughal emperor Jahangiri who spent one night here.  The many-layered palace has 132 chambers off and above the central courtyard and an almost equal number of subterranean rooms.  The square sandstone palace is extravagantly embellished with lapis lazuli tiles, graceful chhatris and ornate jali screens.

Apparently there is no problem with discriminatory pricing.

There is a hotel within the courtyard.  Looks like this would be a cool place to stay.

Next we continue on to Khajuraho.

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