Jahangir Mahal, Orchha

 Jahangir Fort

Jahangir Mahal

Jahangir Mahal, Orchha

This week I’ll be posting shots from the Jahangir Fort or Jahnagir Mahala Citadel which was on the way from the Erotic Temples to Agra. This was a blended shot or HDR shot (multiple exposure shots blended together) taken at sunset shooting directly into the sun. I’m going to post my India photos as I travelled in chronological order. Mostly as I’m processing them that way and am still playing catch up. I need to streamline my Lightroom processing but thats another post.

Jahangir Mahal dates back to the 17th century A.D being a fine example of Mughal architecture. The structure was built as a symbol of warm reception of the then Mughal Emperor Jahangir, during his first visit to the city. I spent a few hours at sunset walking around the Fort part of which has been converted into a hotel. I love the Mughal architecture its so atmospheric especially at sunrise and sunset. The fact that this place was lost in overgrown vegetation and that there were not many tourists around made me feel like a real explorer uncovering a hidden gem. The old fort was surrounded by cattle being driven along the roads and Gray Langur wild monkeys, all added to the atmosphere. I can just imagine this place in all its glory with elephants carrying people in and out of Citadel. Jahangir Fort is a great primer before visiting Agra and a good way of breaking up the journey from Khajarou to Agra if travelling by road. Orchha town itself is quite small with not many hotels and restaurants to choose from.

The Economic Times of India has a good article describing the Citadel and surrounding area. Here’s the Wikipedia page also.

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