Orchha is located by the beautiful Betwa Riverin the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Meaning "hidden land", Orchha was the ancient capital of the Bundelkhand Dynasty. Historical 16th and 17th century monuments have retained much of their pristine charm, harking back to Orchha's grandeur and a rich bygone era where even todaythe past seems very much alive. Soak in the city's authentic medievallegacy by exploring these myriad forts, palaces and templesspread across hills and lush greens. Pay a visit to the wonderful Orchha Bird Sanctuary – a veritable bird-watcher's paradise. Take an adventurous river-rafting ride across the Betwa River. Whatever your choice of itinerary, Orchha Palace & Convention Centre can arrange for taxis, e-rickshaws, cycles, and trekking services with personal guides (on request) for a truly immersive experience.
Built in honour of the Mughal emperor Jahangir on his first visit to Orchha, the Jahangir Mahal is a multi-storied architectural marvelbuilt in an Indo-Islamic style. Its hanging balconies, pavilions, and over 100 chambersoffer expansive views of the city.
Constructed in 1662 in ode to Goddess Laxmi, the Laxmi Narayan temple is a unique architectural blend of both temple and fort – a style popular of that time. Elaborate and exquisite muralsand frescos with mythological themes on the walls and ceilings are a must-see.
14chattris or cenotaphswere constructed beside the Betwa river. These monuments werededicated to the erstwhile rulers of the mighty Bundelkhand dynasty, and, in the setting sun, are a sight to behold.
This shrine to Lord Rama is unique for being the only one in whichthe deity is worshipped as a king. Initially built as a palace for a queen, it was converted into a temple when a temporary idol of Rama placed inside refused to budge.