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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
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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 Full-Day Khajuraho Temples and Handicrafts Tour
"Meet your personal guide at your hotel in Khajuraho at 9am and begin your day with a transfer to the UNESCO World Heritage site known as the ""Western Group of Temples.” Start your visit with the Kandariya Mahadev temple the most popular and beautiful massive structure. It is a magnificent piece of artistic sculptural work decorated with over 870 statues and carvings. Stroll through other temples such as the Chaunset Yogini dedicated to the Goddess Kali; the Chitragupta or Bharatji featuring a lovely image of the 11 headed Vishnu; Vishwanath Nandi Lakshmana and Visha dedicated to Shiva
From $54.00

More General in Orchha

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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Willettsworld
Jun 14, 2007

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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Willettsworld
Jun 13, 2007

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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keeweechic
Nov 10, 2006

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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keeweechic
Nov 10, 2006

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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keeweechic
Nov 10, 2006

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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keeweechic
Nov 10, 2006
 
 
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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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kenmerk
Dec 31, 2004

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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Peter_P
Jan 08, 2003

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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keeweechic
Nov 10, 2006

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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Dec 31, 2004

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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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