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Orchha Travel Guide


Orchha in Madhya Pradesh takes you to a trip down history with its rich historical past. The word ‘Orchha’ means the ‘hidden land’ in Buldelkhandi language. The place surely is a hidden trove of palaces, temples and crumbling forts. The rich culture of Orchha is a legacy of the Bundelas who ruled this land for a good two centuries and left behind architectural marvels for generations to come. Enjoy a leisurely walk by the gushing waters of the river Betwa while watching the sun go down into the lush greenery. There are roadside eateries to savour the local cuisine while shopping for handicrafts made by the Bastar and Dokra tribes. The Raj Mahal in Orchha is livened up with its murals that mostly depict spiritual and secular themes. The Jahangir Mahal and Rai Praveen Mahal are other great examples of Bundela architecture. Tourists can also visit nearby cities of Jhansi, Gwalior, Shivpuri and Khajurao for a wholesome historical experience. All these cities are dotted with innumerable forts, palaces and temples that a tourist can sighsee on a India day tours to Orchha.

How to visit:

By road: Orchha lies on the Jhansi- Khajuraho Road at a distance of 178 Kms from Khajuraho. Regular bus services connect Orchha with Jhansi (19 Kms).

By rail: Jhansi Railway Station (JHS) is major station, situated at a distance of 19 Kms.

By air: Nearest Airport from Orchha is Gwalior (GWL), at a distance of 120 Kms.

Fast Facts

Location - Madhya Pradesh, North India

Places of Interest - Raj Mahal, Rai Parveen Mahal , Jahangir Mahal, Ram Raja Temple , Chaturbhuj Temple , Lakshmi Narayan Temple

Best time to visit - October to April

Language - Hindi, English

Festivals - Ganesh Chaturthi, Holi, Navratri, Diwali

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