Bundelas on Betwa

Arresting final resting place

Visited  - Feb 2019

The Bundelas ruled central India 500 years ago. The final resting place of some of the Bundela kings leaves one to well imagine how life would have thrived in their dynasty.

These beautiful and well preserved cenotaphs in the town of Orchha (Madhya Pradesh), on the banks of the river Betwa, is a sight to behold.

The setting includes 15 cenotaphs, out of which 14 are built in similar style – elevated platform, multiple levels and a Nagar style architecture on top. The one cenotaph which is different is that of king Vir Singh Deo. It has the same elevated multi level construction as others, but no nagar style domes on top. Also, this cenotaph alone lies touching the river, making it more scenic. Our guide mentioned that the size and grandeur of the cenotaph corresponds to the number of years in rule and the accomplishments.

Enjoy these Bundela Beauties from 16th and 17th centuries.


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