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Travel 2013 destinations Orchha

4. Orchha , Madhya Pradesh

Set against the Betwa River are the Chhatris or the cenotaphs of the Bundelkhand kings, glowing in the rays of the morning sun. There is beauty in ruins, in temples, and in palaces and even in tombs. Beyond the terrace of the Raj Mahal is the towering Chaturbhuj temple with the Ram Raj Mandir adjacent to it. And on the distant horizon lies the Laxmi Narayan temple, hardly visible in the mist. Delve a bit into Orchha, where the walls speak stories, where paintings reveal a culture, where tales of friendship, romance, betrayal, mysticism and sacrifice echo from every monument. Intriguing, funny, unbelievable and irresistible, these stories breathe life into the ancient mahals and mandirs.
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India - 15 places to go in 2013!

There is nothing more exciting than charting a new course of journeys, heading to a different destination, or visiting an old one and looking at it with a fresh perspective, says LAKSHMI SHARATH. “Every year I religiously make a wish list and this year is going to be a mix of the familiar, the exotic, the festive and the offbeat. If you have not yet mapped your travels for the coming year, then join me in exploring these places."

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