Orchha Photo Tour Workshop
Explore ORCHHA’S exquisite grandeur architecture build in 16th century by the Bundela Rajput chieftain, Rudra Pratap, who chose this stretch of land along the Betwa river as an ideal site for his capital, of the succeeding rulers, the most notable was Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo who built the exquisite Jehangir Mahal, a tiered palace crowned by graceful chhatris. From here the view of soaring temple spires and cenotaphs is spectacular. Complementing the noble proportions of their exteriors are interiors which represent the finest flowering of the Bundela school of painting a real feast for photography lovers. In the Laxminarayan Temple and Raj Mahal, vibrant murals encompassing a variety of religious and secular themes, bring the walls and ceilings to rich life. Strewn around the area are the little shrines and memorials, each with its own poignant history, each contributing to the nostalgic beauty that is Orchha.
Jan 21st to 22nd Jan 2017.
Day 1 :
Departure from Delhi by train early morning for Jhansi.
On arrival at Jhansi proceed to Orchha by car, check in Hotel by noon Freshen up leave after lunch for CHHATRIS (CENOTAPHS): There are 14 Chhatris or Memorials to the rulers of Orchha, grouped along the Kanchan Ghat of the river Betwa.
Review of days work at evening snacks, and dinner.
Day 2 :
Start early to shoot Orchha Fort. The fort has three palaces set in an open quadrangle. The most spectacular of these are:
”Jehangirmahal” built by Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo in the 17th century to commemorate the visit of Emperor Jehangir to Orchha.
“RajMahal” Situated to the right of the quadrangle, this palace was built in the 17th century along the banks of Betwa river by Madhukar Shah, the deeply religious predecessor of Bir Singh Ju Deo.
“Rai Praveen Mahal” Poetess and musician, Rai Parveen was the beautiful paramour of Raja Indramani (1672- 76) and was sent to Delhi on the orders of the Emperor Akbar, who was captivated by her. She so impressed the Great Mughal with the purity of her love for Indramani that he sent her back to Orchha.
After lunch head for Chatarbhuj Temple:
Built upon a massive stone platform and reached by a steep flight of steps, the temple was specially constructed to enshrine the image of Rama that remained in the Ram Raja Temple. Lotus emblems and other symbols of religious significance provide the delicate exterior ornamentation. Within, the sanctum is chastely plain with high, vaulted walls emphasizing its deep sanctity.
Return to hotel - check out and depart for Delhi via Jhansi by 3.45pm.
Cost of Photo Tour Rs. 11500/- EX.Delhi
The price includes:
Star accommodations on Twin sharing Basis
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
4×4 transportation where needed
Fee for the Guide and local help
Water light refreshment
Health and travel insurance
Beverages alcoholic or non alcoholic
Also not included: extra costs due to unanticipated changes in your itinerary for reasons beyond our control.
*Prices & Itinerary are approximate (Prices, flow/sequence of itinerary or daily events are approximate) and subject to change.
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