The Orchha metropolis of Madhya Pradesh has been protected in tentative listing of the World Heritage Sites of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). The flow came after the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) despatched an offer in this regard to the UNESCO on April 15, 2019.

Orchha Town

• Situated at the banks of the river Betwa, Orchha is placed in Niwari district of Bundelkhand area of Madhya Pradesh.

• The web site is around 80 km a ways from Madhya Pradesh’s Tikamgarh district and 15 km from Jhansi of Uttar Pradesh.

 

• The metropolis is celebrated for its rich and historic structure of Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha Fort Complex, and Raja Mahal among others.

• It is famous for its expanded minarets – Saavan and Bhadon; and 4 palaces – Jahangir Palace, Rai Praveen Mahal, Raja Mahal, and Sheesh Mahal.

• It represents the idea of open bungalows, animal statues depicting the subculture of Bundelkhand and stone work home windows.

• The web site houses ‘Sri Ram Raja Mandir’. It is the best place in India wherein Lord Ram is worshipped as a King, not as a deity, with this dedicated temple in his name.

Orchha: A connect between Bundela & Mughal dynasties

Built through Bundela dynasty’s King Rudra Pratap Singh in the 16th century, the Orchha town boasts of Bundela architecture in addition to Mughal have an impact on because of the closeness of each the dynasties. Veer Singh Dev, King of Bundela dynasty, become a close friend of Mughal emperor Jahangir. King Dev also fought wars as Mughal emperor Akbar’s useful resource.

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