All places around Alipura are filled with architectural marvels – forts, palaces, temples with fascinating stories of kings fighting wars, cults and its curses and so on. Enter Alipura, and it is a quaint orange village, filled with old-world houses, red hillocks with trees strewn around and this grand palace in the middle, commanding glory even today.It is a simple palace with white walls and plain interiors. Once inside you are sure to travel back to British India. Trophies, trinkets, souvenirs, lithographs, Persian rugs and antique furniture create a whole new era for the modern traveller to experience. The royal family being there indicates that there is a lot of scope to hear stories of bravery, love, lust and passion straight from the horses mouth which makes it all the more dramatic.The rooms are large and simple with soft interiors, white walls and lots of light. There is a multi-cuisine restaurant and a roof top dining experience that is offered.
Orchha is typically visited as a part of heritage circuit of Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Gwalior – Orchha – Khajuraho – Varanasi. Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary provides a welcome change in the heritage itinerary.The Orchha Sanctuary is roughly 25 kms long and 15 kms wide. This forest still has Wild Boar, Langur, Blue Bull (Nilgai), Sloth Bear and over 200 species of birds. Trails are being developed in the Sanctuary for walking/driving in the interior and by the banks of the Jamni and Betwa rivers.
Khajuraho may be a world renowned heritage destination and UNESCO World Heritage Site for the temples carved with erotic postures. However Khajuraho is also visited for some very significant Jain Temples.The temples of Khajuraho are divided into three groups: Western, Eastern and Northern. The Eastern group has Jain temples. There are 30+ temples and of which Parsvanath Temple (1860 AD), Adinath Temple and Shantinath Temple are most visited.