Orcha is a small town of Tikamgarh district in Madhya Pradesh which is located 16 km apart from Jhansi. Orchha was founded by Maharaja Rudra Pratap Singh in 1501, who selected small location along with Betwa River a perfect place for his capital. The historical monuments of the town are holding the lure of the place and tell the legendry of king's battle, affection, tranquility and devastation. The running water of Betwa River continuously blows a relaxing wind all the time in all direction and the surrounding greenery the gives the city enhances the beauty of the town. In the past the Orchha was the capital of the Bundelkhand but presently it has been converted to a small village. All the palaces of Orchha are so impressive that it can win any heart.
Best season to visit : October to March
Temples of Orchha : Orchha allows to visit some remarkable temples that includes Raja Ram Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple and Laxminarayan Temple. The amazing architecture and paintings on the walls of the temples experiences an unforgettable history. The temple Raja Ram has a remarkable history, one day the ruler Madhukar Shah dreamt of Lord Rama and subsequently he placed a statue of Lord Ram in the palace.
Phool Bagh : Phool Bagh is a beautiful flower garden of the town Orchha where the ruler of Bundela used to take shelter. This garden has a large pavilion and an amazing ventilation system which connects the underground palaces. Continuous fountains droplets of water experience the visitors a heavy rainfall all the time.
Raj Mahal : Located in Jhansi -Khajuraho road, which is easily reachable through a choice of transport from any part of Madhya Pradesh as well as some other parts of the nation. Raj Mahal is one of the famous tourist attraction places, where thousands of visitors from various parts of the world visit to experience magnificent beauty. The outstanding paintings on the wall of the Mahal adorn its beauty.
Air : Nearest airports are - Gwalior 25Kms or Khajuraho 1732 Kms.
Rail : Regular bus service from -Jhansi (25Kms), Delhi, Gwalior, Agra, Bhopal and Varanasi.
Road : Regular Bus services are available from Jhansi, Delhi, Gwalior, Agra, Bhopal and Varanasi.
If dialing from India to Orchha --- 07680(number)
If dialing from outside India to Orchha --- ++ 91-7680 (number)
Shopping in Orchha
Orchha cannot be termed as your prime shopping destination point but you can pick some traditional belongings like pyjamas and kurties where travelers can find some classic designs of Rajasthan.