Here are the top 16 tourist attractions to see in Orchha:

1. Jehangir Mahal, Orchha Fort

Must visit 3.7 /5

2 km
from city center
1 out of 16
places to visit in Orchha

Built as be a garrison and citadel for the Mughals to allow greater control over the Bundela region, this palace was completed in 1598 by Bharath Bhushan after he defeated Vir Deo Singh of Bundela.

2. Ram Raja Temple

Must visit 3.5 /5

2 km
from city center
2 out of 16
places to visit in Orchha

This beautiful Ram temple has an intriguing history behind it. The Idols which were supposed to be installed in the magnificent Chaturbhuj Temple were kept on the ground where this temple now stands.

3. Raja Mahal, Orchha Fort

Must visit 3.6 /5

2 km
from city center
3 out of 16
places to visit in Orchha

Built during the 17th century, the Raja Mahal has withstood the test of time without losing its charm that transports you back to one of the golden eras of history.

4. Rafting and Boating in River Betwa

Must visit 3.5 /5

0 km
from city center
4 out of 16
places to visit in Orchha

Rafting in the river Betwa is also possible and the rafting starts from the boat club. Tickets are arranged through MP tourism and are available at the Betwa retreat or at the Hotel Sheesh Mahal. It could cost you around Rs. 1000 per hour or more per raft and a single raft would take 1-6 persons.

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5. Chattris (Cenotaphs)

Must visit 3.5 /5

3 km
from city center
5 out of 16
places to visit in Orchha

Situated on the banks of Betwa river, Chattris is a set of magnificent royal tombs of the Maharajas, placed on a platform and supported by the pillars.

6. Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha

Must visit 3.6 /5

2 km
from city center
6 out of 16
places to visit in Orchha

Built in 875 AD during the reign of Gurjara Pratihara dynasty, this famous temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The name literally means the one with four arms, and Lord Vishnu has been referred as Chaturbhuj in various Hindu texts.

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7. Phool Bagh

3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
7 out of 16
places to visit in Orchha

A beautiful garden complex depicting the aesthetic qualities of the Bundelas, this place has multiple fountains culminated in an 8-pillared palace pavilion.

8. Rani Mahal

3.8 /5

11 km
from city center
8 out of 16
places to visit in Orchha

Wrapped in elegance and magnificence that only befits the royalty, the Rani Mahal of Orccha is an enchanting fortification right from the pages of the history bygone. The fort is beautifully embellished with intricate carvings and colourful paintings which make quite the statement about the art and artists of Uttar Pradesh. Translating to 'the queen's palace', this destination once served as the royal quarters for the wife of Raja Madhukar Singh, and its last occupant was Rani Laxmi Bai herself. The palace has now been converted into a museum.

9. Chandrashekhar Azad Memorial

3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
9 out of 16
places to visit in Orchha

A monument built in honor of one of the greatest freedom fighters of all time- Chandrashekhar Azad, this memorial is a true representation of what the revolutionary hero stood for. It also houses a life-size bronze statue of Chandrashekhar Azad.

10. Shopping in Orchha

3.0 /5

2 km
from city center
10 out of 16
places to visit in Orchha

Orchha does not have a lot to offer to shopaholics except for the souvenirs, handicrafts, beaded chains, gemstones, etc. Various small shops selling such items can be found nearby most tourist attractions. Bargaining on the prices is advisable.

11. Ayurvedic Massages

3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
11 out of 16
places to visit in Orchha

You can head to Orchha Resort or to the Amar Mahal if you wish for a relaxing and soothing Ayurvedic massage. The charges are between Rs. 500-2000. Yoga classes are also held here on a daily basis in the mornings.

12. Lakshminarayan Temple

3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
12 out of 16
places to visit in Orchha

The Lakshminarayan Temple has a unique architecture which is a blend of a fort and a temple moulds. The temple houses stunning murals which depict mythological, spiritual and secular themes( an art lover's delight) and also a lot of post-mutiny paintings.

13. Nature Trail

3.2 /5

5 km
from city center
13 out of 16
places to visit in Orchha

This 12km long nature trail in the Orchha Natural Reserve can be a beautifully enriching experience. This is part of a beautiful river island spread across 44 sq km surrounded by Jamni river and Betwa river.

14. Dauji ki haveli

3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
14 out of 16
places to visit in Orchha

The centre of trading activities, Orchha gave birth to a new class of people- the Merchants. Intelligent and influential as they were, they used their wealth to build stunning monuments which were replicas of the palaces in which the royalty lived.

15. Sunder Mahal

3.2 /5

7 km
from city center
15 out of 16
places to visit in Orchha

A small palace which is almost in ruins today, the air in this haveli has a quaint serenity. The ruins testify the time that has passed since Dhurjban, the son of Jhujhar resided there.

16. Swimming

3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
16 out of 16
places to visit in Orchha

A lot of people also indulge in swimming near the Boat club or near the boulder-strewn section near the Bundelkhand riverside.

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