Raj Mahal

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In several rooms of the 16th-century Raj Mahal, deities such as Brahma, Vishnu, the Buddha, Rama, Krishna, Sita and Ganesh, plus Orchha royalty, wrestle, hunt, fight, dance, sit and lie their way across walls and ceilings in vivid, colourful murals. The upper floors have great views across the town through their pretty jali (stone lattice) windows.

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3. Camel Stables

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4. Ruined Haveli

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5. Rai Praveen Mahal

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8. Chaturbhuj Temple

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