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Are you an admirer of old forts? Then this place is for you. It has some fanciful and dreamy forts which will take you back in the era of Rajputs. There are many temples as well and hence it makes an altogether tourist attraction for everyone. Do visit this place if you wish to see some off-beat spots.

Orchha is a town which is also known as Urchha in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It lies in the Niwari district of the state and was established somewhere around 1501 by Rudra Pratap Singh. The town is situated at Betwa river which is only a few km from Jhansi city in Uttar Pradesh. The place has so much to offer to its tourists. People can roam around the old forts, the river and many historical places which will give you a glimpse of time as old as dinosaurs. It is good to walk around the town with minimal crowd and hassle and absorb the beauty that is so pure and intact.

Places to visit in Orchha

Jehangir Mahal, Orchha Fort

The Jehangir Mahal was built by the Mughals for the purpose of allowing a more strategic control over the Bundela region. This palace was completed in the year of 1598 by Bharath Bhushan after he defeated the Vir Deo Singh of the Bundela region. So, for history lovers, this is an ideal place to explore.

Ram Raja Temple

It is interesting to know that the Raja Ram Temple has got an interesting history behind it. Yes, the idols which were supposed to be installed in the Chaturbhuj Temple were kept on the ground where this temple is now standing. That’s interesting to know!

Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha

The Chaturbhuj Temple was built in the 875 AD. That time period was the reign of the Gurjara Pratihara dynasty and has been specifically dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The Chaturbhuj literally means four arms.

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Things to do in Orchha

Go For Rafting And Boating In River Betwa

Yes, did you know that it is possible to go for rafting and boating in this magnificent river! And the tickets are arranged through MP tourism and are available in the Betwa retreat. However, the rates are slightly on the higher side and can cost you around Rs.1000 for a ride.

Visit Phool Bagh

The Phool Bagh is a garden complex which has multiple ranges of the fountains and lots of amazing flowers. The scene is quite spellbinding and gives you all the more reasons to visit this place again and again.

Go Shopping In Orchha

It can be agreed that Orchha does not really have a lot of things to offer to the tourists especially who have an inclination towards shopping. However, you can certainly find some of the best handicrafts for souvenirs and such little yet interesting items in this place.

Events and festivals in & around Orchha


The Navratri is one of the major Hindu festivals which is specifically celebrated in the autumn months of every year. However, it is celebrated differently in various parts of India. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Read more...

Khajuraho Dance Festival

During the Khajuraho Dance Festival, various dance forms are presented like Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Manipuri and more. This dance festival shows the celebration of the Indian culture and owing to that witnesses a great number of people who attend this festival. Read more...

Pachmarhi Utsava

Every evening of the fiesta is organized by eye-catching art depiction, performances along with the competition. And along with that, there are exhibitions as well as fairs which attracts the children especially. Overall it is quite an amazing experience to cherish. Read more...

Best time to visit Orchha

The best time to visit Orchha is the winter season. During this time the overall temperatures are quite apt for sightseeing, travelling and exploring.

How to reach Orchha?

By Air - The nearest airport is the Gwalior airport which is the nearest airport. From there you would need to get a cab or some other means of transportation to reach your destination.

By Road - The overall connectivity via road is also quite good. So, if you are planning a road trip then it would be a convenient experience for you.

By Train - The nearest railway station is of Jhansi which is located at a distance of around 15 km. From there you would need to get a cab or some other means of transportation.

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