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Raja Mahal, Orchha

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Part of the monumental Orchha Complex, Raja Mahal is one of four monuments that is part of this palace. Constructed during the 16th century, it’s English name is the ‘King’s Palace’ where it was where the kings and queens would reside. Explore the interiors to get a taste of history and culture as it is decorated with murals depicted Lord Vishnu and ornate wall carvings situated throughout the temple which is a contrast to the simplified architecture on the outside. The temple layout and placement of windows was designed in a way to allow "sunlight and shadow create areas of different moods and temperatures throughout the day". To visit Raja Mahal on your trip to Orchha, use our Orchha trip generator.
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  • I advise tourists to visit first the Raja Mahal to appreciate the beauties, before the glare of the Jahangir Mahal. I recommend not to miss the Durbar hall beautifully decorated ceiling, not far from the entrance, then the domestic sallkes to the surprisingly fresh paintings of color. After an hour and a half for the visit.
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  • The monument is stunning, and dominates the west side of Orchha. It is well worth climbing the dark and winding stairs to roof level for the spectacular views  more »
  • A typical big-is-better brick & cement edifice redeemed IMO only by the great rooms of original paintings which give the mind sufficient fodder with which to decorate the palace at large. Tip the care...  more »
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  • One of the most impressive palaces I have ever seen. Quite big and open to go till the top of palace.
  • Great palace. It has some great colored wall paintings of that era.
  • Really nice place. And the best view on the river
  • Great monument.
  • Maybe it's not so good looking as it's neiberhood -Jahangir Mahal. But you shouldn't omit this place.