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Exploring the Hidden Beauty of Orchha Day Tour
"Meet your local guide at the Orchha Fort ticket counter at 7:30am and proceed on a day of exploring the architectural wonders of Orchha. Located along the banks of the Betwa River Orchha was founded and ruled by Bundela Dynasty of the Bundelkhand area now renamed Madhya Pradesh. Tranquil and serene Orchha has historically been referred to as one of India’s most beautifully preserved princely states keeping the old Bundelkhand alive.In the company of your guide proceed to the famous Raja Ram Temple and attend the morning aarti ceremony. Understand the faith that brings thousands of devotees to the only temple in India that worships the prime deity God Rama an incarnation of Vishnu
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Private Tour: Historical Gwalior Day Tour from Agra
"08:00 Hrs - Morning pickup from your hotel in Agra and take a 2-hour drive to the the ancient city of Gwalior that is famous for its medieval hilltop fort and described by Mughal emperor Babur as ""the pearl amongst fortresses in India"".10:00 Hr perched majestically on top of a 3 km long plateau overlooking Gwalior. This 8th century hilltop fort is an imposing and eye-catching sight with the circular towers of the dominating Man Singh Palace ringed with turquoise tiles.11:30 Hrs - Within a 9th century edifice towering at 100 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 characterist the one with many hands but gradually the name changed to Sas Bahu Temple possibly by mispronunciation or misinterpretation.16:00 Hrs - Visit Tomb of Tansen that is tucked away in the winding lanes of the old town. In the same compound as the resplendent tomb of Mohamme there is a smaller and simpler tomb of Tansen a singer much admired by Akbar and held to be the father of Hindustani classical music. Chewing the leaves from the tamarind tree here supposedly enriches your voice.17:00 Hrs - After a memorable day
From $85.00
 
Private Tour: Historical Gwalior Day Tour from Agra
"08:00 Hrs - Morning pickup from your hotel in Agra and take a 2-hour drive to the the ancient city of Gwalior that is famous for its medieval hilltop fort and described by Mughal emperor Babur as ""the pearl amongst fortresses in India"".10:00 Hr perched majestically on top of a 3 km long plateau overlooking Gwalior. This 8th century hilltop fort is an imposing and eye-catching sight with the circular towers of the dominating Man Singh Palace ringed with turquoise tiles.11:30 Hrs - Within a 9th century edifice towering at 100 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 characterist the one with many hands but gradually the name changed to Sas Bahu Temple possibly by mispronunciation or misinterpretation.16:00 Hrs - Visit Tomb of Tansen that is tucked away in the winding lanes of the old town. In the same compound as the resplendent tomb of Mohamme there is a smaller and simpler tomb of Tansen a singer much admired by Akbar and held to be the father of Hindustani classical music. Chewing the leaves from the tamarind tree here supposedly enriches your voice.17:00 Hrs - After a memorable day
From $85.00

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Dead slow internet

As Orchha is a small village in the middle of nowhere, the modern broadband internet connections haven't arrived yet. What you'll find are plenty of places but the connection speed is dead slow at...
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Map on temple wall

This rather faded map is on the front wall of the Ram Raja Temple. It shows a map of the villages attractions but it was a bit difficult to navigate on the map as north was pointed towards the east so...
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Main Street

The small main street of Orchha is lined with tiny shops ranging anything from barbers to gift stores to travel companies. There are also numerous small guesthouses. Really you can cover the whole...
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Free to Roam

Remarkably in Orchha you are allowed to roam freely around the palaces and ruins in the town. No one bothers you or is directing you which is very pleasant. A few children play inside the buildings...
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Equality

One thing you see a lot of around the countryside and small towns of India is the women working as hard as the men. You will see them with baskets of building debris or soil balanced on their heads...
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No Hassling

Amazingly, after all the towns and cities I traveled through with all the hassling of locals to buy things, this wonderful little place just went about its business and left us alone. It was a...
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Pretty Laid Back...

While there are locals milling around trying to sell some stuff in Orchha, its not that in your face rabid kinda hawking that you see at most of the tourist stops in India....Its actually quite...
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A place to relax...

After Delhi, Jaipur and Agra it is heaven on Earth !! No beggars, no intrusive vendors, a quiet market-place,... Nice people, children playing with eachother. Here the tourists are the...
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Just A Little Town

Orchha appears from the middle of nowhere and apart from the fort palaces and chhatris and ruins scattered around the landscape, this really small town is just made up of a few quiet streets.
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Local Cows in Low Gear....

See what I mean ?? Even the sacred cows arent in much of a hurry.... Just hanging out on the bridge and maybe snorting at a passing tourist or two...
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"Orchha - Small village, big on history"
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"Orchha the empty peaceful medieval town"
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"Keeweechic's Orchha"
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"Orchha's jewels"
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"Capital City of the Bundelas"
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