Orchha – The Charming Medieval Town Constantly Defeating the Signs of Aging
Resting on the bank of River Betwa like a silent spectator, the town of Orchha in Madhya Pradesh unfolds the glorious history of the princely Orchha State once ruled by the fearless Bundela Rajputs. Established as the state’s capital at the beginning of the 16th century, the town has managed to retain its cultural grandeur so gracefully elaborated by the striking fort-palace complex, aesthetic temples and wondrous monuments. Apart from exploring the heritage wealth, you may indulge in cycling, rafting and leisurely strolls along riverside. Our popular packages for Madhya Pradesh include Orchha as a must-visit destination and here we would love to introduce its highlights.
Places to See
Orchha fort-palace complex offers splendid views of the region and has some beautiful palaces like Raj Mahal, Jehangir Palace and Rai Parveen Mahal to its credit. Beautiful cenotaphs, enchanting murals and splendid trelliswork add to the structure’s magnificence.
Other famous tourist spots in the town include the Hindu temples of Ram Raja, Chaturbhuj and Laxminarayan with absolutely stunning exterior and interior ornamentations. Nearly 14 cenotaphs dedicated to the local rulers on the river bank promise an outstanding visual delight. Phool Bagh is a pretty garden which acted as the royal summer retreat.
- It is a popular legend that Lord Rama travels to Orchha at night after spending daytime at his birthplace Ayodhya.
- The structures at Orchha display the finest specimen of Bundela School of Architecture as well as other styles like Mughal Architecture.
- Festivals associated with Rama, including Ram Navmi, Dussehra and Diwali, call for exclusive celebrations in the town.
- Ethnic handicrafts like Dokra crafts made of wrought iron and metal are among the top items available at the local bazaars.
Your expedition through Orchha can be overwhelming and we would love to testify the same. Call us to choose and customize a holiday package for the region.