Orchha Travel Guide
Orchha is a small town, but will mesmerize you in big ways. The blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture is visible in the numerous structures. Royal majestic palaces, ancient temples, intricate chhatris (cenotaphs) add character to this architectural wonder. It is famous for its enticing murals and classic frescos. Tourists from all over the world visit Orchha to witness fragments of Indian history, architecture brilliance, and colorful culture. If you’re a history lover, then Orchha is the perfect destination for you. The old world charm with rustic vibe makes it such an interesting place. You can relax and unwind, explore the architectural jewels, and interact with locals to find more about the rich culture and heritage. Visit Orchha for a history lesson like never before.
Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden
10°C to 30°C
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(July to Sep)
10°C to 15°C
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A sumptuous display of Royalty and the Mughal architecture with a handful of mighty tales
A small town on the Betwa River, Orchha is immersed in history and illustrates a matchless display of Mughal-influenced Rajput architecture. Royal palaces, spectacular temples and aristocratic chhatris (cenotaphs) add to the beauty & majesty of Orchha. The old world charm of this place casts a spell on tourists and allures global travelers time & again. The rich culture & heritage of the city is narrated by those medieval architecture monuments. Once the capital of the powerful dynasty of Bundelas, Orchha displays sheer magnificence & grandeur of the bygone era. Orchha is known across the world for its classic frescos and mural paintings.
Established by Rudra Pratap Singh, Orchha was a princely state of central India and it underwent many upsurges & was ruled by number of dynasties. The mighty Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan won Orchha in 17th century and ruled the place from the years. In the 18th century, the Maratha army were successful in capturing all the States of Bundela other than Orchha.
Hamir Singh ruled the place between 1848 and 1874 and Maharaja Pratap Singh took over Orchha in the year 1874. It was under his reign that Orchha underwent maximum development. And finally after independence, Orchha became a part of Madhya Pradesh state.
From tourist point of view, Orchha is a tiny farming town dotted with historical sites, which have etched its mark on global map. Some of the most popular places for sightseeing here are Fort Complex (Raj Mahal - Jehangir Mahal - Rai Parveen Mahal), Ram Raja temple - presiding Deity here is Lord Ram, Chaturbhuj Temple, Raj Mandir, Dauji ki Haveli, Chhatris (Royal Cenotaphs), Laxminarayan temple, Phool Bagh, Sunder Mahal are few other places that cannot be missed by any tourist travelling here.
The town has decent staying options for a comfortable holiday experience. People here are warm & friendly, ensuring that the tourists do not face any issues. Nevertheless, as a word of caution be careful of touts and frauds, so ensure to plan our holidays with reliable, reputed, certified and professional tour planners.