Khajuraho- Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain temples in Madhya Pradesh. The temples are famous for their nagara-style architectural symbolism and their erotic sculptures. The temples were built by the Chandella rulers between AD 900 and 1130. This temple complex is a spectacular piece of human imagination, artistic creativity, magnificent architectural work and deriving spiritual peace through eroticism.
Local tradition lists 85 temples in Khajuraho out of which only 25 temples are surviving after various stages of preservation and care. Of the various surviving temples, the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is decorated with a profusion of sculptures with intricate details, symbolism and expressiveness of ancient Indian art. Whole Khajuraho was enclosed by a wall with about 8 gates used for entry/exit. It is believed that each gate is flanked by two date/palm trees. Due to these date trees present Khajuraho get its name Khajura-vahika.
Orchha- was founded in 16th century AD by the Bundela Rajput chief, Rudra Pratap Singh, who became the first King of Orchha. The fort complex is accessed through an arched causeway which leads to a large gateway and a large quadrangular open yard surrounded by palaces. These are Raja Mahal or Raja Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Jahangir Mahal, a temple, gardens and pavilions. The battlements of the fort have ornamentation. Notable architectural features in the fort complex are projected balconies, open flat areas and decorated latticed windows. The Chaturbhuj Temple was built during the reign of Emperor Akbar, by the Queen of Orchha Ganesh Kunwar while Raj Mandir was built by ‘Madhukar Shah’ during his reign.
Jhansi fort- is situated on a large hilltop called Bangira, in Uttar Pradesh state. The granite walls of the fort are between 16 and 20 feet thick and on the south side meet the city walls. The south face of the fort is almost perpendicular. There are 10 gates giving access to the fort. Some of these are Khanderao Gate, Datia Darwaza, Unnao Gate, badaGao gate, Laxmi Gate, Sagar Gate, Orchha Gate, Sainyar Gate and Chand Gate. Notable sights in the fort are the Shiva temple, Ganesh temple at the entrance, and the Kadak Bijli cannon used in the uprising of 1857. The memorial board reminds one of the hair-raising feat of the Rani Lakshmibai in jumping on horseback from the fort.