Saturday, August 25, 2012

Today's Indian Palace: Orccha

Orchha is a modest city in central India that was once the capital of one of the Rajput states. In the time of is glory its rulers built three palaces, side by side on an island in the Betwa River.

Construction of the first began in 1531.

The Jahangari Mahal, erected by Bir Singh Deo in the early 1600s.

Much of the palace garden is still largely intact.

The town also boasts this marvelous temple.

And these amazing tombs.

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