Orchha : The Palaces : Part 2

Photo by Lucas

Now we are climbing and going into the courtyard of the Jahangir  Mandir.

 

Siena reminds me that she liked seeing that the doors for women were smaller than the ones the men used.  This was so when the women came out of the door they appeared bowing to the men.

The elephants are carved and painted and appear everywhere in many constructions.

Photo by Lucas

Walking through labyrinth stairs and walls we find views like these.

The more stairs we climbed the higher we got.

The better the view to the outside.

And a beautiful view of the palace as well.

Photo by Lucas

I love these moments….

and what’s going on in his mind…

“Hang on to your hat because it’s getting windy… yes I am…” and so the story began.

The hat flew off her hands and landed on the roof of the many levels of the palace.  We climbed down the stairs to ask for a ‘large stick’ for a very hard to explain reason.  A man ended up climbing on this roof even with pouring rain to rescue this very old-found in a garage sale-hat.  It was saved and it meant a lot.

Large vultures.

A great tour guide indeed.

A beautiful place as well.

Now to lunch and more sights of Orchha the next posts.