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Jahangir Mahal was built in the early 17th century CE in anticipation of a visit by the young Prince Salim. There is no evidence that the latter ever stayed here, however. The structure has a number of very interesting characteristics. First, it is hidden from the town, being located behind the Raj and Sheesh Mahals. (By the by, the word Orchha means "hidden".) Second, its entrance is to the east and this is what you see in the photograph. You may also note that the official entrance is up one flight of north-facing steps. On completion, the palace was painted a cream colour and decorated with blue tiles. Some of the tiling may still be seen near the top pavilions. Third, it is considered the apotheosis of a Bundela architectural style, with chhatris galore. There are at least three storeys rising up from a central courtyard. The palace is square and measures approximately 55 metres.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2008-11-26
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposição: f/5.6, 1/400 segundos
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  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2012-08-08 4:11
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