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About Hotel Nilayam Heritage

Hotel Nilayam Heritage was Built in year 2014, With following the tradition of Orchha.And From the tarrace of the Hotel You will be able to see whole orchha and capture a photo of Jhangir Mahal, Chttris (cenotaphs),etc. Hotel Nilayam Heritage is a one of the Best Hotel in Orchha. It is situated in the Heart of Orchha. And When it comes to the Luxuriousness No One Can competite Our Facilities and Room service's in Orchha. Our every Room is Furnished with Modern and Luxurious facilities like L.E.D TV with Cable connection,Free WiFi, Gyeser, Shower, Telephone,24 Hrs. Front Desk, and Wedding Halls, Free and secure Parking, etc.

And When it comes to price We Charge a very resonable price, which is low as low as possible and we have three packages of Room according to Your Budget Super Deluxe (With all and amazing amenities and facilities), Deluxe (With Lot's of amenities and facilities), and Finally Non A/c (With amenities and facilities).

Hotel Nilayam Heritage also have 2 Large Size Banquets Halls for Your every special moment like Wedding, Birthday Parties and other Special moments which will become more Special by Celebrating your moment in our Hotel.We also have fully Modern facilities available in Banquet Hall for Business Purpose. Hotel Nilayam Heritage always makes your moment special and remebering for You and also for your Guest.

Hotel Nilayam Heritage is Nearer from All Famous tourism Places in Orchha. Like Ram Lalla Mandir (Temple) @ walkin Distace, Jahangir Mahal (Fort)@ Walkin Distace, and other places at walkin Distance and More....

About Orchha

Orchha State was founded in 1501 AD by the Bundela chief, Rudra Pratap Singh, who became its first king. He reigned between 1501-1531, during which time he built the fort at what is now the town of Orchha, on the banks of the river Betwa. He moved his capital from Garhkundar to that town in 1531 and died in the same year.

Rudra Pratap Singh was succeeded by his son, Bharatichand, who died without leaving an heir in 1554 and was in turn succeeded by his younger brother, Madhukar Shah. Both Bharatichand and Madhukar had to deal with attacks, organised under the Afghan Islam Shah Suri (r. 1545-53) and the Mughal Akbar (r. 1556-1605). Events involving the former were noted by the court poet Keshavdas and those involving Madhukar, who had to relinquish lands to Akbar in 1577 and 1588, were recorded in the Akbarnama. Madhukar's position had become so precarious in the 1570s that he agreed to Orchha becoming a tributary state and to enlistment of himself and his family in the service of the Mughal empire, but another near-contemporary historian, `Abd al-Qadir Bada'uni, records him as a rebel in 1583.

During the rule of the Mughal emperor Jahangir, his vassal, Vir Singh Deo, was ruler of the Orchha area. His reign ended in either 1626 or 1627 and it was during this period that Orchha reaches its height, and many extant palaces are a reminder of its architectural glory, including the Jahangir Mahal (built ca. 1605) and Sawan Bhadon Mahal.

In the early-17th century, Raja Jhujhar Singh rebelled against the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, whose armies devastated the state and occupied Orchha from 1635 to 1641. In that latter year, the conquerors installed the former raja's brother on the throne. Orchha was the only Bundela state not entirely subjugated by the Marathas in the 18th century.

The town of Tehri, Tikamgarh, about 52 miles (84 km) south of Orchha, became the capital of Orchha state in 1783, and is now the district town; Tehri was the site of the fort of Tikamgarh, and the town eventually took the name of the fort.

Places to Visit in Orchha

Jahangir Mahal

"The fort was built in order to commemorate the visit of Emperor Jehangir to Orchha. It is a tiered palace crowned with elegant chhatris (umbrellas). It's not just their lavish exteriors but one can ponder upon the notable interiors too which represent fine arts of the Bundela School of Painting."

Raj Mahal

"It is situated to the right of the quadrangle and was built by Madhukar Shah in the 17th century. The astounding interiors re-live a colourful theme on religious occasions."

Rai Praveen Mahal

"Rai Parveen was a poetess and musician, paramour of Raja Indramani. She was sent to Delhi on the orders of the Emperor Akbar, who was captivated by her. However impressed by her true love for Indramani he sent her back to Orchha. The palace built for her has been skilfully carved with a stunning water supply system. It is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens which give it a splash of colour."

Chatrabhuj Temple

"It is built upon a large stone platform and can be reached by a staircase. It was specially constructed to enshrine the image of Rama that remained in the Ram Raja Temple."

Ram Raja Temple

"It is considered to be the most important temples of all. This is the only temple in the country where Rama is worshipped as a king that too in a palace."

Laxmi Narayan Temple

"There is a path which links this temple with Ram Raja Temple. There are paintings which cover the interiors of this temple. Their excellent preservation has retained the vivid quality of their colours."

Phool Bagh

"It is a formal garden with a row of fountains at its centre. It was a summer relief spot for the Orchha kings. It has a highly engineered water ventilation which connects the underground palace with Chandan Katora, a bowl-like structure from whose fountains droplets of water filtered through to the roof, simulating rainfall."

Sunder Mahal

"It is a small palace in ruins but is still a pilgrimage spot for Muslims. Dhurjban, son of Jhujhar, embraced Islam when he wed a Muslim girl at Delhi. He spent the latter part of his life in prayer and meditation and came to be revered as a saint."

Sahid Samarak

"This place commemorates the great freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad who lived and worked in hiding in Orchha during 1926 and 1927."

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Places to Visit Near Orchha.

Jhansi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Jhansi is approx 18 Km away from Orchha.Jhansi is a historic city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It lies in the region of Bundelkhand on the banks of the Pahuj River, in the extreme south of Uttar Pradesh.In the 18th century the town of Jhansi served as the capital of a Maratha province and later the Princely State of Jhansi from 1804 till 1853, when the territory became a part of British India.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Datia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Datia is approx 48 Km away from Orchha .The state was founded in 1549. Rao Bhagwan Rao, 1st Rao of Datia and Baroni 1626/1656, received Datia and Baroni from his father, Raja Bir Singh Deo of Orchha in 1626, and established his own state. After he died in 1676, the state came under British control with other territories in Bundelkhand under the Treaty of Bassein in 1802. The treaty was formed with the Peshwa. The ancient title of the ruling family was Maharaja Rao Raja, but in 1865 the British Government recognized only the title of Maharaja as hereditary. For the British, the Peshwa maintained a military force consisting of 945 cavalry, 5203 infantry, and 3 million guns.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Gwalior

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gwalior is approx 124 km away from Orchha.Gwalior is a historic and major city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and one of the Counter-magnet cities.The city and its fortress have been ruled by several historic northern Indian kingdoms. From the Tomars in the 13th century, it was passed on to the Mughals, then to the Marathas in 1754 followed by the Scindias in 18th century.Gwalior was one of the major sites of rebellion during the 1857 uprising. Post-independence, Gwalior has emerged as an important tourist attraction in central India while many industries and administrative offices came up within the city. Before the end of the 20th century it became a million plus agglomeration and now it is a metropolitan city in central India.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Khajuraho

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Khajuraho is approx 172 Km away from Orchha.Khajuraho is a town in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, located in Chhatarpur District, about 620 kilometres (385 miles) southeast of New Delhi, the capital city of India. One of the most popular tourist destinations in India, Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculpture. The Khajuraho group of monuments has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is considered to be one of the "seven wonders" of India.