Friday, 4 April 2014

Skywatch Friday - Sunset at Orchha

Orchha is a small village in the state of Madhya Pradesh in Central India. It still remain non descript but for the Betwa river, the charming palace, fort, chattris and temples

My first association with Orchha was when i was posted in Jhansi while serving in the army 25 year back. This used to be our place for weekend trips on our bicycles.

During our grand road trip of Central India in 2011, we stopped over for a night at Orchha. This wasn't planned and was a last minute change. I had told Brinda on the charms of Orchha, especially its mesmerising sunset. Thus, our endeavour was to reach Orchha well in time to catch the glorious moment.

Driving from Lucknow, we reached Orchha around 4 PM. Going straight to the Palace - it closes by 5 PM - we were able to appreciate lovely architectural sense of Bundelkhand kings. We kept a tab on our watch and as we neared the sun set time, we moved to the vantage point on the bridge over Betwa river.

As the sun went down in the horizon behind the silhouettes of the chattris, we clicked crazy and played around with exposures. It was a mindblowing experience which you can see below.

Don't miss visiting Orchha when you plan your trip to Khajuraho. We will follow up with a detailed post on the place in this blog. Stay tuned.


Chattri - Cenotaph

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