none

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Amar Mahal: Regal Property to Explore Hidden Orchha

Hidden between two tourist attraction behemoths of Agra and Khajuraho is located a quiet village called Orchha. This tiny village of Orchha located on the banks of the Betwa river and bordering Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, is an amazingly well preserved Bundlekhand kingdom that possesses all the ingredients to blow your mind away. I see it as an off beat destination where the tourist or traveler can enjoy a bit of rural atmosphere, rich Bundlekhand history, 3 amazing temples, a stunning fort with its gorgeous palaces, see vultures and lots of birdlife and indulge in some rive rafting too.

View of the Orchha Chhatris (cenotaphs) from the terrace of Amar Mahal

This off beat destination has been on my bucket list for a long while and I finally got to experience it during the first two days of this new year.  While the detailed article on my overall Orchha experience will come pretty soon, this article is more about the review of Amar Mahal, the lovely hotel property where I stayed on this Orchha holiday.

1) Absolutely Stunning Location

Silhoutte of Orchha Cenotaph

Perched on a hill, the Amar Mahal hotel property is located right between the Orchha fort and the cenotaphs. What this means is that, you can catch that stunning sunrise or sunset over the cenotaphs right from the confines of your cozy room. Or even better from their rooftop with a hot cup of tea or coffee in hand.

Orchha Chhatris by the Betwa river, Madhya Pradesh

While it takes only 2 minutes by walk to reach the cenotaphs, the Raja Ram temple and the Orchha Fort is just about a 10 minute lazy walk and the Betwa riverside is may be just 4 minutes away. As you can see, Amar Mahal enjoys prime location. And since it is located away from the marketplace area, it is much quieter here all during the day and night.

2) Live like a King while exploring this hidden Bundlekhand Kingdom
Amar Mahal - luxury in hidden orchha, madhya pradesh

Amar Mahal, whose architecture mirrors that of a Rajput house of Bundlekhand, is a truly regal property with traditionally decorated luxurious rooms, an amazing spa and wellness center, an outdoor swimming pool and a kitchen that dishes out delicious local and international cuisine. It is perfect for families, couples and for everyone who loves to stay at luxurious properties.

Luxury palace property Amar Mahal in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

Given that Orchha is one of those places that enjoys cold winters and hot summers, such luxury really helps you rejuvenate after a long day exploring the sights. When I was here, it was quite cold and I thoroughly enjoyed their cozy warm rooms, hot showers, delicious food and very hospitable staff members.

Beauty lies everywhere in hidden Orchha

This is a place that allows you to relax in luxury amidst an amazing rustic atmosphere that is full of nature and history.

3) Great Customer Service

Foggy Orchha view

I always like a  property that shows warmth towards its visitors. The Amar Mahal staff are a very helpful, knowledgeable and hospitable bunch. They allowed me to connect to their private internet when their customer internet went down, they helped me deal with the fog situation and ensuing train delays and cancellations, guided me properly towards all the attractions and helped me usher in my new year in the happiest way possible.

The beautiful Amar Mahal property, Orchha

I am definitely going to return to Orchha as it is one destination that deserves more than the 2 days that I spent here. And I will definitely stay with Amar Mahal on my next trip and hopefully that time, I will get to enjoy the luxuries of the property a bit more. If you are planning a holiday to the hidden kingdom of Orchha, I would definitely recommend that you look up Amar Mahal, especially if you are traveling with your partner and/or family.



Welcome to BE ON THE ROAD Travel Blog! I am Sankara, its founder, a 30 something male from Bangalore who is living his dream of exploring the world and simultaneously trying to inspire others to live their dream.
Wanna live your dream? Find Some inspiration here!
Wanna know more about me?
Track blog updates from facebook and/or twitter!

Logo Credits : Jobi T Chacko. UI/UX Credits : Murugan S Thirumalai
Copyright © 2009-2017 Sankara Subramanian C (www.beontheroad.com)
Reproduction without explicit permission is prohibited. All Rights Reserved

Join the Travel Club for FREE!!
and every fortnight get in your inbox...interesting experiential and off-beat travel stories , destination guides, handy tips (travel, photography and visa) based on personal experience, global vegetarian delights with helpful survival guides and gorgeous world travel images and videos as I (the Indian traveler) trot the globe! And a lot of other travel invites and soon to be launched goodies !

* indicates required
Close