"The Hidden Treasure"

A Town in Madhya Pradesh, India

Interest Measure for Orchha

Ideal time to stay:  1 - 3 days

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Height(Altitude) of Orchha from sea level:  731 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  25.3500000°N, 78.6400000°E
Ecosystem:  Plain  

Food, Culture and Language at Orchha

Food Availability:  Indian 
Regional Language:  Hindi
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)
Tags:  #Monuments  

Why travel Orchha?

Orchha is a town in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh state, India. The town was established by Rudra Pratap Singh some time after 1501, as the seat of an eponymous former princely state of central India, in the Bundelkhand region.
On a seasonal island on the bank of the Betwa River, which has been surrounded by a battlement wall, stands a huge palace-fort. The fort consists of several connected buildings erected at different times, the most noteworthy of which is the Raja Mahal.
Numerous cenotaphs or chhatris dot the vicinity of the fort and the Betwa river. Elsewhere about the town there is an unusual variety of temples and tombs, including the Chaturbhuj temple, which is built on a vast platform of stone. The more unguarded and neglected of these buildings are popular hangouts for tropical bees, wasps, and other such excitable stinging creatures.
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5 Places to visit and Things to do in Orchha

Orchha Fort at Orchha

Orchha Fort

Built during the time of Bundela Rajputs, a great place to visit. It's a historical place, better to hire a guide with you, so that you can get the story behind the monuments.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Rafting in Betwa River at Orchha

Rafting in Betwa River

#Water Sports
The challenge of a turbulent current is no less than that of the rough landscapes. Nestled in the lap of lush greenery and massive cenotaphs, Orchha's mighty river Betwa swift right from the Vindhya Range and empties itself into the Yamuna. The river is wide and its placid flow is intermittently broken by Grade I to Grade II rapids and gives another reason to adventure lovers to experience world’s most lovable water adventure. River Rafting is such an experience which actually makes a traveler feel as if it’s some high action series.
Expenses - ₹1200
Time needed - 1.5 hours
Chaturbhuj Temple at Orchha

Chaturbhuj Temple

Built upon a massive stone platform and reached by a steep flight of steps, the temple was specially constructed to enshrine the image of Rama that remained in the Ram Raja Temple. There is a hidden stairs to the roof from the right side inside the temple, find it for a view of the entire area. That may be locked, so find the keyholder and unlock the beautiful views.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 4 hours
Chhatris Cenotaph at Orchha

Chhatris Cenotaph

#Cultural Heritage
There are 14 Cenotaphs (Chhatris) or Memorials to the rulers of Orchha, grouped along the Kanchan Ghat of the river Betwa on the south end of town. It would be pefectly timed if you go by Sunset. It is a best place for history buff as well as photographers.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 3 hours
Sunset at Betwa River at Orchha

Sunset at Betwa River

#Sight Seeing
On the banks of river Betwa, you would be amazed by the view of the Sunset. The mild sunrays on the Chhatris make them look more historical and astouishing.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours

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Content of this page was last updated at Oct 24, 2016