Orchha, once the capital of the Bundela rulers today stands as a popular laid back tourist gateway 15 kms from Jhansi. The forts and ruins of Orchha are as old as 15th century with a rich history formed around this region. There are absolutely stunning and amazing views from fort and riverside and the you cannot miss out the royal touch this place allows you to experience.
Here are few activities that you must not miss when you are here.
1. Take a walk and watch history unfolding right before you!
Orchha is not a big town, that makes it easier for travelers to walk around the city and experience the history unfolding itself in form of palaces, forts and ruins that are scattered all around the city. There are marvelous treasures hidden around the town that add an amazing experience to its richness and culture.
2. Sunset? Sure.
Orchha offers the most dramatic sunsets that one can experience from the fort or by the riverside. You can just sit around and watch the sun go down while the sky turn red.
3. Something for the artsy type
The forts are decorated with paintings made in Bundela style that tell stories from Mahabharata and Ramayana.These paintings look like a child has made random lines on the wall that keep going thin and think at places and yet look so stunning and mature.
4. Rare Indian Vultures
The Indian Vultures are today a rare species and the number has considerably gone down in the recent years.Orchha is one of those places where you can still spot these vultures around the fort and especially where the kings were cremated.
5. Great stories
The natives of Orchha still live with the same pride and honor as once their Bundella ancestors used to live. They are very proud of their rich history and legacy and are always ready to tell you about those folklores if you want them to. Go sit around, talk to a local and live their legacy with them. So if you are looking to spend some time away from city life at a place that is not yet crowded by tourists then Orchha is the place to be. The best time to visit here is post monsoon from September to early March. But if you are feeling a bit adventurous, then you can definitely visit it during the monsoon when the whole place just turns into something magical!
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