Welcome to the city where time has stood still since ancient times – Orchha. We bring to you amazing Orchha India Tour that will take you back unique blending of Rajput and Mughal times. This fascinating city is located at a distance of 16 km from Jhansi, and rises out of the hills and is surrounded by lush greenery. A visit to this place will let you marvel at the historical monuments of which still retain their pristine charm and narrate stories of war and peace, of love and destruction.
Orchha means 'hidden', this beautiful city lies on the banks of the river Betwa. It used to be the capital of the region (Bundelkhand) but now is a small village. With your Orchha India Tour you can visit the palaces which are of impressive size. You can also enjoy a pleasant view of the countryside from the upper levels of the palaces. Orchha was founded in the 16th century by the Bundela Rajput chieftain Rudra Pratap who chose this stretch of land along the Betwa River as an ideal site for his capital. Of the succeeding rulers, the most notable was Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo who built the exquisite Jehangir Mahal, a tiered palace crowned by graceful chhatries. From here you can also have a spectacular view of the soaring temple spires and cenotaphs. Book your Orchha India Tour with us and travel on the lesser trodden paths.
Major Attractions of Orchha India Tours:
Raj Mahal Orchha: This is a fine specimen of Mughal architectural. Visit this Palace, while on your Orchha Tours and marvel at the architecture adorned with super stone Jali work, exquisite murals and cenotaphs in the exterior. The mahal was built by Madhukar Shah who built the monuments in the fort complex.
Rai Praveen Mahal Orchha: This magnificent palace is another must visit on your Orchha Tours. This palace was built in honour of the eminent personality of Orchha noted for her beauty, flair of poetry and music, Rai Parveen popularly known as 'Nightingale of Orchcha'. The mahal was built by Maharaja Indrajit Singh. It is also known as Anand Mandal Bagh and Rai Praveen Manika Bhavan. You will also be fascinated by the beautiful green garden that envelopes the palace. The most attractive part of the palace is its second floor where numerous Nriya Mudras of Indian classical dance can be seen.
Jahangir Mahal Orchha: Thisa beautiful palace lies adjacent to the Rai Praveen Mahal. A visit to this five-storied palace will surely give you a delightful example of Bundela architecture. It also reflects an ancient testimony of the bond of friendship between the Mughals and Bundelas. You will be fascinated by the interiors of the palace which are beautifully adorned with paintings of peacocks, flowers and eye-catching geometric patterns.
Ram Raja Temple Orchha: This magnificent temple on place you should not miss out while on your Orchha Tour. The temple is renowned all over the country because of its high spires and palatial structure. This temple is also the only place where Lord Rama is revered as a king.
Chaturbhuj Temple Orchha: This fascinating temple is located opposite the Raja Mahal, the Chaturbhuj Temple with its unique concept and luxury of space is the prime attraction of the city. The most striking feature of the temple is when you see the inside of the temple you will be astonished to find the temple abounds in light and space which is unlikely of any Hindu temple.
Lakshmi Narayan Temple Orchha: A visit to this temple while on your Orchha Tour will give you a brilliant fusion of fort and temple. This temple reflects the architectural charisma of ethnic Indian royal taste. It is dedicated to the Goddess of wealth Lakshmi. You will be amazed to know that the entire structure of the temple is constructed with brick and lime mortar. The exquisite paintings and the beautiful frescos are the wonderful amalgamation of the art form of Mughal and Bundel.
How to Reach
By Air: Nearest airports are - Gwalior 25Kms or Khajuraho 1732 Kms.
By Rail: Regular bus service from -Jhansi (25Kms), Delhi, Gwalior, Agra, Bhopal and Varanasi.
By Road: Orchha lies on the Jhansi - Khajuraho road. Regular bus services connect Orchha with Jhansi. Auto rickshaws are available on hire from Jhansi for a tour of all the tourist spots in Orchha.