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Feel the evocative fragrance of the glorious Bundela era!
Located in a zero polluted area, Amar Mahal ensures a panoramic view of the monuments, surrounding hills and wildlife sanctuary. Completely away from the city crowd, the strategic location of Amar Mahal ensures a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday in the lap of nature and heritage. Enjoy the relaxing ambiances of resplendent rooms along with breathtaking view of sunset and sunrise from the lawns and the terrace.

 

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Amar Mahal is built on Acres of mounted land overlooking the magnanimous cenotaphs and the River Betwa in Orchha (Madhya Pradesh). The Old palace, which still stands high depicting the tales of bygone era, was once witness to the grand royal stories. The present retreat is an addition to the old world charm that dates back to 1895. The architecture of Amar Mahal is built like the Rajput house of Bundelkhand. It is a perfect gateway to experience the historical and natural splendour of Orchha which are less than a kilometer away from the hotel. We personally supervise the preparation for our extensive Menu, offering the true flavours of the continental and local Bundelkhandi dishes prepared from the fresh plucks of our own organic garden. Dinning at Amar Mahal is a unique experience that not just brings back to life the grandeur and memorable flavours of the royal era but also serves health in the platter.

A visit to Amar Mahal is like a tryst with history. Admire the majestic Bundela paintings in the Mahal, collect some exquisite pieces of art by skilled craftsmen and spend on metal artifacts like renowned Dokra metal art of Orchha. Nevertheless, Amar Mahal in all senses is the perfect base to enjoy the heritage of Orchha from the lap of luxury filled nature and culture.

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Orchha, literally meaning `Hidden` is an ancient medieval town which was founded in 16th century by the Bundela Rajput chieftain, Rudra Pratap. This stretch of land along the River Betwa in Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh India was an ideal site for the king`s capital. Marked by the unexampled temples, huge cenotaphs (chhatri), and striking forts, the capital of Bundela Kingdom has beautifully preserved the spirit of its illustrious past and breathes history in every detail. Those who are not fascinated by history, the medieval city do not disappoint them either. Encompassed by thick Dhak forest where every dawn is embraced by chirping of birds, where the shimmering holy river and the sighting of rare Indian Vultures atop the rooftops of magnanimous palaces and cenotaphs of Orchha add to the picturesque ambience, the destination appears like a sweet reverie. 20 km away from Jhansi and 175 km from Khajuraho, Orchha is also an ideal weekend getaway from Delhi, Kanpur and Bhopal.

 

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  • Jahangir Mahal is a massive stronghold of architectural richness built in the 17th century by the ruler of Orchha- Madhya Pradesh Vir Singh Deo for the one day visit of his friend, 'Mughal emperor Jahangir'. The four storey masterpiece has numerous rooms with arched courtyards and windows while a steep climb to the top floor offers a rewarding view of the countryside.
  • An unconventional blend of a fort and a temple moulds, Laxmi Temple in Orchha is an imposing sight to behold. Built for Lakshmiji, the Goddess of wealth, inner chambers were built for pilgrims but strangely there is no idol of the Goddess in the temple. The canon slots on its roof are another curious feature.
  • The aristocratic residence of the erstwhile kings of Orchha, Raj Mahal palace is a fine example of the Bundela Rajput style of architecture completed in 16th century. The palace's interior is widely admired for its historical magnificence, especially Diwan-e-Khas for its motifs, fine detailing and the murals.
  • The Saket Museum in Orchha would rather be termed as an art gallery. It is country's first museum that displays the traditional art inspired by Ramayana in various tribal themes. With striking Madhubani Paintings of Bihar, the museum also showcases crowns, masks and costumes from Ramkatha and Ramleela.
  • River Betwa is an integral part of Orchha. Also known as Vetravati, the river has found ample mention in the epic Mahabharata. The great Orchha cenotaphs magnificently rest on the banks of this shimmering Yamuna tributary.
  • Beautifully carrying the testimony of the polished wisdom of Bundelas, the Phool Bagh was formed to serve as a summer retreat of the rulers. Apart from being a refreshing Mughal style summer garden, the 'Bagh' is also a resourceful system for water ventilation.
  • Constructed to enshrine lord Ram but later dedicated to the four armed deity lord Vishnu, Chaturbhuj Temple is the most imposing structure in Orchha with incredible legends. It is highly unusual among Hindu temples with marvellously carved ceilings & pillars, numerous windows, and very spacious cross-shaped foundation.
  • Adjoining the Phool Bagh, are the incredible cooling towers called 'Sawan Bhado' in Orchha. These cleverly constructed huge towers were constructed to ease the heat in summer seasons. The towers would capture the prevailing warm winds and in return produce a wonderful cooling effect over the entire area of Phool Bagh.
  • Only temple of Hindu Lord Ram where he is worshipped not as a God but king. The Ram Raja Temple is an impeccable model of fort architecture that exhibits multifaceted arches depicting magnificent themes and an ambience beyond sanctity. Evening Aarti 'Prayers', royal repast in Prasad and the gun salutes to the deity are key attractions of Ram Raja Temple in Orchha.
  • Replete with lush garden, flowerbeds pruned in artistic shapes and artistically painted interior, the Rai Parveen Mahal in Orchha is another example of royal chivalry. The palace was constructed by Emperor Akbar to honour the loyalty of 'Rai Parveen' towards her master, the king of Orchha.
  • Built during the early 18th century, Sheesh Mahal- the palace of Mirrors is covered in whitewash and stripped of most of its Persian rugs and antiques. It retains little of its former grandeur, but does offer fabulous views from its upper terraces and turrets.

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Khajuraho

Hardly 3 hours drive from Orchha, Khajuraho is one of the biggest tourist attractions for meticulously carved figurines depicting the scenes and postures straight from Kamasutra. The erotic carvings that swathe Khajuraho`s three groups of World Heritage sites are among the supreme temple art in the world.

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Jhansi

Globally famous for the valiant queen Rani Laxmi Bai and the cultural tourism, Jhansi- the gateway to Bundelkhand is a cherished town of great history and gallantry legends. Besides the imposing 17th century fort of Jhansi, there are many other compelling forts and palace in the city which is just 18 kilometres from the town Orchha.

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Datia

An ancient little town 69 Km from Gwalior and 34 Km from Jhansi, Datia is known for its pilgrimage spots like Sidhapeeth, Buglamukhi Devi Temple, Gopeshwar Temple and Sonagiri, a scared Jain hill. Located next to Datia Lake is a famous seven-storied palace built by Raja Vir Singh Deo, which is one of the finest (example) of Bundela architecture and a visual delight for tourists.

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Chanderi

With its grand monuments Chanderi, is a town of historical importance, wrapped in the blanket of greenery and is surrounded by beautiful hills Southwest of Betwa River. Chanderi occupies a special place for its weaving sphere for making finely textured fabrics of Silk & Cotton.

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Garh Kundar

One of the picturesque sites Garh Kundar situated in Tikamgarh is 70 Kms away from Orchha. The place is for those who want to explore the rustic charm of Madhya Pradesh. Large sized courtyards, inscribed pillars found in the fort speak a lot about the rich culture of the fort.

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Each guest room at Amar Mahal Orchha is a testimony of the rich taste and regal lifestyle of the Bundela kings.
The three category rooms- delux, super deluxe and suites are elegantly furnished with regal interior, AC, Mini Bar and lavish bathroom with shower and exquisite toiletries. An outdoor swimming pool, massage, spa and wellness centre add to the luxuries of having great time in Orchha!

MORE FACILITIES
24 hrs Front desk, Meeting hall, parking, laundry, pick and drop from Jhansi railway station, et al.

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River Rafting
Light and sound show every evening in fort campus.
Trekking in the morning
Bird watching
Cycling through the Rocks and terrain.
Local Village Tour
Jungle Safari
Heritage Walk (Fort Campus)
Visit to Amar Mahal’s Organic Farm
Visit to ‘Tara Gram` a local handicraft unit.
Arti ceremony in Ram Raja Temple with guard of honor.