Chhatris Cenotaphs, Orchha

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Explore the memorials dedicated to the town's historical kings at Chhatris Cenotaphs, which stand next to an ancient temple on the river Betwa. Constructed between the 17th and 18th century in the regional Bundelkhand architectural style, these highly ornamented cenotaphs represent triple-storied tombs with temple-like features. Explore the ancient streets where time has stood still, and examine a total of fourteen cenotaphs built on spots where each royal was cremated. The most popular memorial, Vir Singh Deo, has a distinguishable design that attracts the majority of tourists. Add Chhatris Cenotaphs to your Orchha travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Orchha online itinerary planner .
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  • We were here just before sunset. The monuments are in the Champa style and are gorgeous. There are beautiful gardens. There were vultures everywhere, and several nests!  more »
  • Chatris are a kind of graveless mausoleums. The ones in Orchha reminded me of the paradisical pattern of Humayun tomb tho of course they arent on such a grand scale.  more »
  • The view from our resort was Centotaphs and beautiful is the only word that comes to my mind!!! The pictures say it all and it is a must visit!!  more »
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  • What an amazing place. I feel like visiting this place again and again. An idyllic retreat in central India. This place can have calming effect on one and everyone. The cenotaphs are amazingly beautiful. The sound made by the flowing of river Betwa adds to the charm of the cenotaphs.
  • Hidden Gem of central India ... must visit place if you have interest in architecture. Integration of Indian and Islamic architecture
  • The surrounding gardens are well maintained, flowers blooming every where.
  • Excellent Heritage, must see this place from Forest Resort on other side of river. Crossing river using old stone bridge on Betwa river
  • When in Orchha, the Chhatris are definitely a must see! The surrounding gardens are well maintained and look particularly stunning!

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The accommodations available in Orchha all lie within easy reach of the river and the main historical attractions. Hotels and resorts provide the most luxurious options in town, positioned with views of the river and landmarks, and offering a range of additional amenities, like pools and restaurants. Homestays cover the budget traveler, along with a set of family-run guesthouses that introduce visitors to the lives of locals in this laid-back, historically rich town by the river.
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