UNESCO adds Orchha to tentative list of World Heritage Sites

The historic town of Orchha in Madhya Pradesh has been included in UNESCO’s tentative list of World Heritage Sites following a proposal sent by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to the UN body.

Orchha near Jhansi is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Madhya Pradesh and home to some unique architecture and buildings.

The town is also famous for its two elevated minarets called Saavan and Bhadon and its four palaces — Jahangir Palace, Raj Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, and Rai Praveen Mahal — and for its concept of open bungalows, stonework windows, and animal statues depicting the culture of Bundelkhand. It is the only place in India where Lord Ram is worshipped as a king with a dedicated temple in his name called Sri Ram Raja Mandir.

The majestic River Betwa flows through the town of Orchha, enchanting visitors with a picturesque sunset view while they explore the ruined settlement. The town is also home to a wide range of fauna as the Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary houses exotic creatures.

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