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Ideal duration: 1-2 days

Best time: Jul-Mar (Read More)

Nearest Airport: Khajuraho (Check Flights)


"The Hidden Treasure"

Orchha Tourism

Known for its grand palaces, intricately carved temples and striking forts, situated on banks of river Betwa Orchha is a city with a lot of historical significance and a photographers' paradise.

Situated on the banks of Betwa river, Orchha's old world charm casts a spell on tourists from all around the world. The medieval architecture of the palaces and temples tell the story of this city's rich cultural heritage. Orchha was the capital of one of the most powerful dynasties to ever rule in India- the Bundelas. The sheer magnificence and grandeur of the havelis and temples are absolutely breathtaking. Orchha is world-renowned for it's classic mural paintings and frescos. The world renowned temple, Chaturbhuj Temple was built by Queen of Orchha, Ganeshi Bai. Another famous temple Raj Mandir was built by Madhukar Shah during his reign between 1554 and 1591. Dauji ki Haveli, Chhatris and Lakshmi temple are few other places that cannot be missed by any tourist travelling here.

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Nicknamed so for being a witness to the glorious times of the region of Bundelkhand, Orchha is a famous historical town in the Bundelkhand region of the state of Madhya Pradesh. Ruled by Mughals and later one of the most powerful dynasties of India, the Bundelas, Orchha is a mute witness to the glorious times which adorned the nation that is India. Situated on the banks of River Betwa, the medieval architecture of Orchha will surely leave you spellbound.
Apart from being a witness to the glorious times of the Bundelas and freedom fighter Rani Laxmi Bai, Orchha is also famous for being the practice ground of famous revolutionary, Shri Chandra Shekhar Azad, who practised his pistol shooting and combat skills in the dense forests of Jhansi near the same. If you're in Bundelkhand, a visit to Orrcha should always be on your cards.

Being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Madhya Pradesh, Orchha is full of interesting cafes and restaurants. One can find Indian, Chinese, Continental and Italian cuisines here. The local delicacies that the town is known for include Kebabs, Bhutte ki kees, Mawa-Bati, Khoprapak and Malpua. Alcohol is only available at selected restaurants.

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Day 1 - Reach Pachmarhi, preferably by noon and take some rest. In the evening, you can go to the main market for a stroll, especially where you can buy precious curios and souvenirs, that you can take home for your families.
Day 2 - The 2nd day should be the ideal time for starting your trip through Orchha. You should begin ideally with Orchha Fort. Thereon, you can proceed towards some water adventure on River Betwa.
Day 3 - This day can be reserved for a visit to Dauji Ki Haveli, whence you can proceed to the Chhatris made by the Bundelas, another architectural wonder worth visiting.

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10 months ago by Deepika Pokharna

Orchha is a beautiful historical site. Very easy to approach. Just 20km from Jhansi which is a very important rail junction of central railway , so very well connected to other parts of India. The architecture of palaces is mix of Rajput and Mughal style. Chattris of Bundela kings is a must visit site as they are different in style from chattris of other Rajput Rajas and tombs. View from Lakshmi temple is awesome as one can see most of the monuments of Orchha from here . one can opt to stay in Sheesh Mahal to have the feel of fort .

10 months ago by Rohit Shroff

- Use bottled water for drinking.- Negotiate on your commuting and hotel costs.- Having a rough idea of the history of this place could make your trip more interesting.- Staying in a palace itself could take your experience to a different level altogether.

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Holidify's Opinion

  What's Great?

Houses grand havelis and temples. Renowned for its mural paintings and frescoes. A paradise for the photographers.

  What's not so Great?

Not much to explore apart from the historical monuments and temples.

For Whom

Orchha is an ideal place for people who love to explore historical monuments. It can be visited by people who appreciate art. A paradise for the photographers.

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How to Reach Orchha

Orchha has its own railway station, but the nearest major railway station is at Jhansi (15 km). Travelling from Jhansi to Orchha can be done in two way- you can either take an auto-rickshaw or go f... (Read More)

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Answer: You can relax by the temple complex in Orchha, or go boating in the river. This gives you a nice view of the whole town. The Orchha Fort is also a good place to be if you crave some peace and quiet among history and architecture.

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