Wildlife Sanctuary Orchha, Orachha
Wildlife Sanctuary Orchha, Orachha - Address, Ticket Price
Address: Lalitpur Mahrauni Marg, Uttar Pradesh 472246
Ticket Price: 150 INR
Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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About Wildlife Sanctuary Orchha, Orachha
Set on an island on the Betwa and Jamni River, the Orchha wildlife sanctuary is technically in the state of Uttar Pradesh, but is commonly visited via Orchha. Conceptualised by Maharaja Sir Vir Singh Deo Bahadur (1930-1956) in the 1940’s, this enormous versant area is home to more than 200 species of birds. Covered with beautiful trees like Teak trees (species Tectona grandis), the sanctuary also has exotic wildlife like Wild boar, Langur, Blue Bull (Nilgai) and Sloth Bear.
Earlier, this green enclave was home to Indian Tiger; however none can be spotted today. Last tiger was spotted here in the 1970’s.
Today, the area is protected by developing walking and driving trails. Visit the place for bird watching and biking. In season, river rafting is also available!
Wildlife Sanctuary Orchha Ticket Prices
- Ticket prices for Indian: 15 INR
Wildlife Sanctuary Orchha Opening and Closing Hours
- Timings are subjected to change.
How To reach Wildlife Sanctuary Orchha by Public Transport
- Rented car, taxi.
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Puranic name of Amarkantak was Riksha parvat. It is not only the Narmada which arises from Amarkantak, because theson River, initially referred to as Jwalawanti of Johila, the Mahanadi and the Amadoh, which is a major early tributary of the Godavari, all rise from within the Amarkantak plateau.Among all the sacred rivers of India, the Narmada occupies a unique place. Legend has it that Lord Shiva blessed Narmada with unique purifying powers. Whereas to purify himself, a devotee requires taking one dip in the Holy Ganga, seven days' prayers on the banks of Yamuna and three days prayers on the banks of Saraswati, the mere sight of Narmada is enough. A charming folk tale describes the superiority of Narmada over Ganga. Once every year, after she herself is polluted beyond tolerance, Ganga visits Narmada dressed like a dark woman and takes a cleansing purifying dip in its waters! Narmada, which is more than 150 million years older than the Ganges RiverGanga and is considered by many Hindus to be the most sacred for all the rivers of India, Amarkantak itself is sacred to the Hindus and is deemed to be a door-way to ‘nirwana’. The history about amarkantak reveals that during the Chendi dynasty hold the region was followed by the kalchuris in the 10th century. The region in the earier days was belived to be known as the ayodhya, as mentioned in our vedas, puranas that there was a ashram for the saints of kapil muni and rishi markand. Stories from the various books suggests that the pandavas of the mahabharat epic had spent their years of exile here. region was later in the 15th century was handed over Baghelas and in 1808, the bhosle of nagpur ruled out the region. Finally in went in the hands of minister of state goverment. In the hindu mythology, Narmada is one of the seven sacred rivers of India. Pilgrims bathe in its holy water to wash away their sins. legend has it that once every year, the mighty Ganga comes to Narmada to take a holy dip into its water at the place of its origin.
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