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Around 20 km south-east of Jhansi is the small town of Orchha. Settled besides the Betwa river, this town of the Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh was the seat of former princely state of Central India. It was founded by Bundela Rajput chieftain, Rudra Pratap with the aim of making it his capital. Orchha meaning "hidden place", was surrounded by dense forests and actually sheltered the Bundelas for ages. It still carries on the legacy of these rulers. The monuments, forts & temples built by the Bundela rulers, surely takes one back to the medieval times of rich culture & architectural beauty. In the heart of Bundelkhand, the fortified cluster of temples and shrines bear the testimony of the medieval legacy in stone, but they surely have been neglected overtime. Most of what is to be s + more about Orchha

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