Madhya Pradesh: Orchha included in temporary list of UNESCO, now can become a World Heritage Site

Tikamgarh:  The historical heritage of Orchha has been included in the temporary list of UNESCO heritage. This heritage shows the wonderful architecture of Bundela dynasty.

An Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) official said that a proposal was sent to UNESCO in this regard on April 15, 2019. Details of historical facts were also given.

Any ancient heritage or place can be enlisted in the list of World Heritage Sites only after it is included in the temporary list. After this, a major proposal will be sent to UNESCO after fulfilling various procedures as per rules.

Orchha is situated on the banks of river Betwa

Orchha is situated on the banks of the river Betwa, 80 km from Tikamgarh district and 17 km away from Jhansi of UP. It is said that Orchha was built in the 16th century by Bundela king Rudra Pratap Singh.

Orchha is famous for its Raja Mahal or Ramaraja Temple, Sheesh Mahal, Jahangir Mahal, Ram Mandir, Garden and Mandap etc.

There is one temple of Lord Ram in Orchha, where he is worshiped, not as a God but like a King. The most important thing about this temple is that when the doors of the temple open in the morning, the policemen get a chance of darshan first.