October 25: Dussehra At Orchha

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Orchha

Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh

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    So much is said about Bundelkhand and its history in our textbooks that it almost seems like a sin to not indulge in a true Bundelkhandi culture. No better place to start than Orchha — a riverside town that was established by Rudra Pratap Singh in the 16th century. Full of forts, temples, and ruins, you can kayak or go boating on Betwa River with stunning views of Chhatri, which are basically dome-shaped pavilions. Fond of food? The Bundelkhandi cuisine with dishes like Bundelkhandi Kebabs, Bafauri (channa dal fritters), Maheri (a dish made from buttermilk and dal which is usually eaten for breakfast), Raas Ki Kher (a sugarcane juice-based kheer), Bhutte Ki Kees (grated corn fry) will keep your cravings sorted. 

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    Orchha

    Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

    Madhya Pradesh

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