India was the cradle of Dayal’s photographic skills. He
toured this region extensively and produced some of the finest
images of the area. Among the native kingdoms was Orcha a medieval
city, 120 km from Gwalior. Founded in the 16th century by the
Bundela King Rudra Pratap on the banks of the Betwa river, the
town is dotted with fortress, temples and cenotaphs.
architecture is a fusion of traditional Hindu and Indo Saracenic
styles. Across the Betwa river, with rolling green hills in
the background, stand the mausoleums of the Bundela Chiefs.
At one time this town must have been the centre of glory of
the Bundelas. But time has left it slumbering in peaceful beauty
of its bygone era.
fauna and flora have made Madhya Pradesh a state of many attractions
besides historical monuments