Splendour Experience of Orchha
"For my part,
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake.
The great affair is to move." As a Journalist, life is so tough
and busy. I love traveling and with this job, I continuously travel
for press conferences and assignments. But, my only regret is that
in my life I donít get more chances to travel with my parents and
friends. I always travel
alone. And some times I even like it. I really am an easy going
and flexible person, thatís the reason I make friends easily.
Last month (July)
on Saturday, 29th July, I was coming back from my office and I got
a call from my Editor. He asked me to go to Orchha (Jhansi) for
some Press meet. I was really excited to see Orchha, specially Raja
Ram temple. My parents and my brother had visited Orchha many times
but due to some reason I always missed to see Orchha.
In my mind, I have
a renowned image of Raja Ram temple and I was very much excited
to go to Orchha. Next morning I took a train to Bhopal for the destination
Jhansi. There were some other reporters of different newspapers
of Bhopal and Indore who also travelled with me in my train. It
was a nice experience to know and meet other reporters, in my 4
to 4.30 hours of journey; we discussed and shared our professional
experiences with each other. At around 2:30 in the afternoon, we
Bundelkhand Riverside Hotel
We had a reservation
in Bundelkhand Riverside hotel. I have stayed in many
five star hotels but Bundelkhand Riverside hotel is really
one of the finest hotels in India.
Riverside is built on 50 Acres of land on the banks of the
River Betwa. Bundelkhand Riverside hotel is a perfect gateway
to experience the historical and natural splendour of Orchha.
a warm welcome, we actually felt like tourists. The Bundelkhand
Riverside Hotel boasts of a gorgeous waterfront location on
the banks of the River Betwa in Orchha.
It is a perfect
gateway to experience the historical and natural splendour of Orchha,
which is less than a kilometer away from the hotel. One gets a panoramic
view of Orchha right from this hotel.
At around 8:00 pm
after the press meet, we went to Raja Ram Mandir. Itís really a
wonderful experience to visit the temple during heavy rainfall.
In heavy rains, to have a darshan of Lord Ram is an experience by
itself and the actual darshan, a fulfillment of ones long cherished
desire! Almost 4000 to 5000 pilgrims visit daily to have darshan
of Raja Ram, which includes domestic as well as foreign tourists.
Traveling to Orchha was, without a doubt, one of the most memorable
experiences of my life.
Orchaís Raja Ram Mandir
is dedicated to Lord Rama. This is the only shrine in India where
Ram is venerated as a king. Here the statue of Ram, Sita and Laxman
are all in black stone. The temple where the idol is installed was
constructed as a palace by Raja Nadhukar Shah for his wife, Rani
Ganesha. Legend goes that the statue of Ram, brought from Ayodhya
was temporarily installed in the palace while a temple for it was
being built. Later on, it became impossible to lift the statue to
its original location. Thousands of worshippers visit the temple
during Ram Vivah, which is held every year in November.
Contributing Writer: Amit Shinde,
completed MBA and Masters in Journalism. Presently I am working
with a news portal. I also have 3 to 4 years of experience as a
Sports and business Sub-Editor.