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    Baghel Museum of the Maharaja Rewa

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    500 years old palace and museum plus white Tiger gallery.The entire fort is situated on the meeting point of two tributaries of the river Son - Bichiya and Beehar. And overlooking the meeting of these rivers is an overhanging veranda, which has distinct north Indian architectural style. The veranda has now been christened as the Baradari and is now often used to entertain guests and tourists.
    The main durbar hall of the fort has now been converted into a museum, filled with the remains of the ruling aura, which includes a detailed collection of the various armaments collected and used by the then soldiers, as well as a history of the white tiger (the region boasts about the first captive white tiger "MOHAN" by Pushpraj Singh's father Martand Singh of Rewa). Also in the museum is the royal throne made of silver, upon which the ruler has never sat, but instead is graced by an idol of Ram, the family God of the rulers.
    Another grand aspect of the museum is the silver elephant howdah used for the Delhi Durbar of 1911.There are also some exquisite pieces of sculptures saved from the Kalachuri dynasty, particularly the dancing Ganesh and Shiv and Parvati playing a game of dice. Moving out of the Durbar Hall and into the main field area of the fort are the three temples. The Mahamritunjay temple of Shiv built in the 1660-94 AD. The Jaggannath temple built during 1675-80 AD. This temple has a unique blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural styles. Finally there is the Rajadhiraj temple, a Vishnu - Ram temple which is the main temple of the royalty.

    Baghel Museum Rewa Fort The Royale Silver Throne Swords collection At Rewa museum Arms collection at Rewa museum Canan
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    Kanha National Park

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    Kanha National park 940 Sq. Km area, considered one of the best national parks in Asia, is located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. This is the area in which Rudyard's Kipling's children's classic Jungle Book is set.

    Covered in sal and bamboo forests, with ravines, streams and grassy stretches, Kanha provides a home to a significant number of tigers. The park is also known for successfully rescuing the swamp deer or Barasingha from the brink of extinction. Many other species of deer and birds can also be seen in Kanha national park.


    The Sunset Point or Bamni Dadar in Kanha has to be visited for its stunning view. The sight of the sunset with the expanse of the national park before you, is truly breathtaking.

    The best time to visit Kanha sanctuary is during the winter. Kanha is closed during the monsoon, from July to November.

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    Orchha Palace Complax

    by RAJASTHANBYCAR Updated Aug 31, 2006

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    Orchha means 'hidden', it is situated 16 kms away from Jhansi, on the banks of the river Betwa in the state of Madhya Pradesh, is surrounded by charming hills and greenery. This small village was once the capital of the region ( Bundelkhand). The historical monuments of Orchha still retain their pristine charm and narrate stories of war and peace, of love and destruction.

    There are huge palaces and with pleasant views of the countryside from their upper levels. Orchha was established in the 16th century by the Bundela Rajput chieftain Rudra Pratap who chose this land along the Betwa river as an ideal site for his capital. Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo one of the succeeding rulers built the elegant Jehangir Mahal, a tiered palace crowned by graceful chhattries. This provides some very exotic views. Orchha is now an abandoned land but not forgotten. The enchanting exteriors and interiors are decorated by beautiful Bundela school of painting.

    Orchha is a photographer's delight with architectural gems abounding this town. Beautiful Monuments in this region are not bare stone but have a plastering on them.

    The beauty of the town increases during evenings.
    Open 9 Am to 5 Pm
    Entrance Fee Rs 30 Camera Rs 20 Video Rs 50

    Raja Mahal View Jehainger Mahal Around Ram Raja Temple Painting in Rai Preeven mahal View from Jehainger Mahal
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    Hindola Mahal

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    An audience hall, also belonging to Ghiyas-ud-din's reign, it derives its name of "swinging palace" from its sloping sidewalls. Superb and innovative techniques are also evident in its ornamental facade, delicate trellis work in sand-stone and beautifully moulded columns.To the West of Hindola Mahal there are several unidentified buildings which still bear traces of their past grandeur. Amidst these is an elaborately constructed well called Champa Baoli which is connected with underground vaulted rooms where arrangements for cold and hot water were made. Other places of interest in this enclave are Dilawar Khan's Mosque, the Nahar Jharokha (tiger balcony), Taveli Mahal, the two large wells called the Ujali (bright) and Andheri (dark) Baolis and Gada Shah's Shop and House, all worth a visit.

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    Teli ka Mandir

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    The Teli ka Mandir is a 11th century edifice, towering at 70 ft high. This is a Pratihara Vishnu temple of a unique blending of architectural styles. The shape of the roof is distinctively Dravidian, while the decorative embellishments have the typically Indo-Aryan characteristics of Northern India.

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    Sas Bahu ka Mandir

    by RAJASTHANBYCAR Updated Aug 22, 2006

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    This is a 9th century temple. The Sas-Bahu temple was probably called the Shashtra Bahu (another name for Vishnu) temple. "The smaller one close to it was perhaps a Shiva temple, but over the years this pair of temples whose carvings can be compared to any of the great temples of India came to be known as the "Sas-Bahu temples". In local language Hindi sas means mother-in-law and bahu means daughter-in-law.

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    Gwalior Fort

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    The most magnificent monument of Gwalior; the hilltop fort overlooks the city. The fort is above 300 feet high and is about three kilometers(1.86 Miles) in length and 600 to 3000 feet wide from East to West.
    Raja Mansingh Tomar built it in 15th century. The fort can be approached from two sides, on the eastern side is Gwalior Gate which leads pedestrian path while on the western side is Urvai Gate which is the motorable way.
    The fort wall which encircles almost the entire hill is about 10 meters high. A steep road goes upward to the fort, flanked by statues of the Jain Tirthakaras, carved into the rock face. One of the most invincible forts in the entire History of India, this "pearl in the necklace of the castles of Hind" has changed many hands but has rarely been captured.
    The northern end has Jhangiri Palace, Shah Jahan Palace, Karna Mahal, Vikram Mahal and Jal Johar Kund. Jahangiri and Shah Jahan Palaces are predominantly Muslim in their architectural styles, these are two-storied each with large audience chambers. Karna Mahal was the palace of maternal uncle of most famous king of Gwalior Raja Man Singh. Palace of prince Vikram, Vikram Mahal had a small Vishnu temple in it.
    In the same area is the Jal Jauhar kund or the tank used for Jauhar (mass immolation undertaken by the ladies) which took place when Iltutmish the slave king of Delhi besieged the fort and defeated the Parihar ruler. A cenotaph nearby is of Maharajah Bhim Singh Rana (1757-1785), the Jat chief of Gohad.
    Open 9 Am to 5 Pm
    Entrance Fee Rs 100 with Camera
    Video Camera Rs 25

    Jal Johar Kund Jain Tirthakaras Man Mander Palace Man Mander Palace Fort Palace
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    Man Mandir Palace Gwalior Fort

    by RAJASTHANBYCAR Updated Aug 22, 2006

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    Built between 1486 and 1517 by Raja Mansingh.The tiles that once adorned its exterior have not survived , but at the entrance , traces of these still remain. Within the palace rooms stand bare, stripped of their former glory, testifying to the passing of the centuries. Vast chambers with fine stone screens were once the music halls, and behind these screens, the royal ladies would learn music from the great masters of the day. Below, circular dungeons housed the state prisoners of the Mughals. Emperor Aurangzeb had his brother , Murad imprisoned , and later executed here. Close by is Jauhar Pond, where in the Rajput tradition, the Ranis committed mass sati after their consorts had been defeated in battle. At Man Mandir Palace, a poignant ambience of those days of chivalry and heroism still lingers in the silent chambers. A superbly mounted Son-et-Lumiere here brings it all alive every evening.

    Man Singh Palace Fort Gwalior Swimming Bed Room Music Room
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    Gopachal /Jain Tirthankaras

    by RAJASTHANBYCAR Updated Aug 21, 2006

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    Gopachal Parvat is situated on the Mountain Area at slopes of Gwalior Fort carries unique statue of Jain Tirthankars. The largest Idol of Bhagwan Parshwanath on Lotus is the largest statue(in single stone piece) in the world, being 35 feet high and 25 feet in width. 26 Jain statues in a series give a beautiful and attractivce picturescue. Built between 1398 to 1536 by Tomar Kings - these Jain Tirthankars Statues are a species of Architecture and a treasure of Old Indian heritage and cultur.

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    Jai Vilas Palace Darbar Hall and Museum

    by RAJASTHANBYCAR Updated Aug 21, 2006

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    A splendor of a different kind exists in the Jai Vilas Palace, current residence of the Scindia family. Some 25 rooms have been turned into the Jivaji Rao Scindia Museum, and in these rooms , so evocative of a regal lifestyle, the past comes alive. Jai Vilas is an Italianate structure which combines the Tuscan and Corinthian architectural modes. The imposing Darbar Hall has two central chandeliers weighing a couple of tonnes, and hung only after ten elephants had tested the strength of the roof. Ceilings picked out in gilt, heavy draperies and tapestries , fine Persian carpets and antique furniture from France and Italy are the features of these spacious rooms. Eye catching treasures include : a silver train with cutglass wagons which served guests as it chugged around the table on miniature rails; a glass cradle from Italy used for the baby Krishna each Janmashtami, silver dinner services and swords that were once worn by Aurangzeb and Shah Jahan. These are ,besides, personal momentoes of past members of the Scindia family : the jeweled slippers that belonged to Chinkoo Rani , four-poster beds, gifts from practically every country in the world, hunting trophies and portraits. The Scindia Museum offers an unparalled glimpse into the rich culture and lifestyle of princely India.

    Open everyday except Monday from 10 am to 5 pm. Entry fees are Rs. 20/- for Indian and Rs. 100/- for foreign visitors.

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    Sonagiri Jain Temples

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    Sonagiri
    This sacred Jain hill lies 3 km to the North West of Datia and is 5 km from the railway station. There are 77 Jain temples, built in rows on the hill and its slopes, and date back to the 17th century. Of these the temple dedicated to Chandranatha, the 8th of the 24 Tirthankaras, is quite a large one and the most beautiful. A large annual fair is held here in the month of Chaitra (April).

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    Gujari Mahal Museum Gwalior

    by RAJASTHANBYCAR Written Jul 21, 2005

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    In the 15th century Gujari Mahal is a monument to the love of Raja Mansingh Tomar for his Gujar queen, Mrignayani. After he had wooed and won her, so the story goes, Mrignayani demanded that he build her a separate palace with a constant water supply from the River Rai, via an aqueduct. The outer structure of the Gujari Mahal has survived in an almost total state of preservation; the interior has been converted into an Archaeological Museum.

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    Darwazas/Gates

    by RAJASTHANBYCAR Written Jul 21, 2005

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    The 45 km parapet of walls that encircle Mandu are punctuated by 12 gateways. Most notable of these is Delhi Darwaza, the main entrance to the fortress city, for which the approach is through a series of gateways well fortified with walled enclosures and strengthened by bastions such as the Alamgir and Bhangi Darwaza, through which the present road passes. Rampol Darwaza, Jehangir Gate and Tarapur Gate are some of the other main gateways.

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    Hoshang Shah's Tomb

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    India's first marble edifice, it is one of the most refined examples of Afghan architecture. Its unique features are the magnificently proportioned dome, marble lattice work of remarkable delicacy and porticoed courts and towers to mark the four corners of the rectangle. Shah Jehan sent four of his great architects to study the design of and draw inspiration from the Tomb. Among them was Ustad Hamid, who was also associated with the construction of Taj Mahal.

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    Mandu

    by RAJASTHANBYCAR Written Jul 21, 2005

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    Mandu was once a capital and pleasure resort with lakes and palaces, where joy and love were celebrated in poems and romances. Even if it's former extravagance and glory still live in legends and songs, it is no more than a small village in the middle of ruins nowadays.

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