grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in time, a rich legacy
to the ages. In this medieval city, the hand of time has rested
lightly and the palaces and temples built by its Bundela rulers in
the 16th and 17th centuries retain much of their pristine
Orchha was founded in
the 16th century by the Bundela Rajput chieftain, Rudra Pratap, who
chose this stretch of land along the Betwa river as an ideal site
for his capital. Of the succeeding rulers, the most notable was Raja
Bir Singh Ju Deo who built the exquisite Jehangir Mahal, a tiered
palace crowned by graceful chhatris. From here the view of soaring
temple spires and cenotaphs is spectacular.
noble proportions of their exteriors are interiors which represent
the finest flowering of the Bundela school of painting. In the
Laxminarayan Temple and Raj Mahal, vibrant murals encompassing a
variety of religious and secular themes, bring the walls and
ceilings to rich life.
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