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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  • October 5, 2017
    We had visited this place in oct'17. Had hired an auto for all places of interest in and around the town of Orchha. The place is situated on the banks of Betwa river , one can go and chill in the ghat...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    They are built in memory of the kings who ruled Bundelkhand. The architecture is quite unique. They are of varied sizes based on the duration of reign of each ruler.  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    This is a stunning setting for these magnificent buildings and to view the scene either in the early morning or late afternoon gets the most out of the sandstone and sunlight. Just take in the ambianc...  more »
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  • December 2, 2016
    Excellent Heritage, must see this place from Forest Resort on other side of river. Crossing river using old stone bridge on Betwa river
  • December 24, 2015
    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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