Incredible India: Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

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Orchha, Madhya Pradesh, West/Central India. Founded in 15th Century CE by Bundela Chief Rudrapratap Singh, Orchha is situated along the Betwa river near Jhansi. It is an abandoned city that resembles a ghost town containing numerous palaces, Temples, Tombs, Residential Complexes, etc. of a bygone era, most of which are in ruins. Notable buildings – that combine Rajput & Mughal architectures – include: Jehangir Mahal, Raja Mahal, Chaturbuj Temple, Lakshmi Temple, Ram Raja Temple, Chhatris along the bank of Betwa river, etc. More…

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