Raja Mahal, Orchha

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Kings and queens resided at Raja Mahal until it was abandoned in the 1780s. Today, deities like Vishnu, Krishna, and Ganesh engage in various activities across the vivid murals painted on the walls and ceilings. The upper levels provide great views through their stone lattice windows. To visit Raja Mahal and other attractions in Orchha, use our Orchha itinerary planner.
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  • Raj Mahal Palace with beautiful colorful murals on walls inside, dedicated to God Vishnu. The Palace is divided into men's and women's half. A lot of stairs, transitions, balconies.
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  • Very nice palace with a few very nice murals. Great for taking pictures in side the palace and out. Very enjoyable.  more »
  • Huge Palace which unfortunately is deteriorating little by little for lack of resources to maintain it. You can admire beautiful paintings and multiple moucharabeihs all different. See
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  • Raja Mahal is not as spectacularly built as the Jahangir Mahal though it is one of the oldest buildings in Orchha. Its construction had started in early 16th Century by King Rudra Pratap Singh. It was completed by his successors during the 16th Century. The palace has five stories and the best thing about the palace is beautiful murals on the roofs and walls. Some of them are in good condition while many of them were damaged. ASI can do better to preserve these paintings and maintain this palace.
  • Wow very nice place ever.....The king Bundela Rajya is here
  • Amazing must see if you are in the area. Very few tourist compared to other palaces in other Indian cities. Like a best kept secret. Had a solid tour guide show us around.
  • This is my second visit after almost 25 years. Still it's charming. Sheesh Mahal is now restaurant & accommodation suits.
  • Very old and historical Palace of Orchha.

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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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