Places to Visit in Orchha

Orchha has its own railway station but there are only few train stop there, therefore the nearest major railway station to Orchha is Jhansi railway station.

Get a auto or taxi from Jhansi railway station to Orchha, 15 km by road and it will cost 150 – 300 rupees INR. Nearest Airport to Orchha is Gwalior Airport.

Places of Tourist Interest in Orchha

Orchha town on the bank of the Betwa river dotted with temples, chhatris, fort, palace and variety of temples and tombs.

Ram Raja Temple

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The Ram Raja Temple in Orchha is the only temple in India where Lord Rama is worshiped as a king in a palace. In the temple of Raja Ram, Lord Ram is accompanied by Sita, Lakshmana, Maharaj Sugriva, Hanuman ji and Jambavanta.

Chaturbhuj Temple

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Chaturbhuj temple is located next to Rama Raja Temple and noted for having one of the tallest Vimana among Hindu temples standing at 344 feet.

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The temple offers scenic views of the Orccha town, Betwa River, Laxmi Narayan temple, Orchha Fort and Ram Raja Temple.

Orchha Fort complex

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Orchha Fort complex consisting of the fort, palaces, temple, and few more ancient monuments like gardens, pavilions and windows.

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Raja Mahal

Raja Mahal, Sheesh Mahal and Jahangir Mahal are royal accommodation and ancient structures surrounded by open yard.

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Pravin Rai Mahal also known as Tope Khana was used as a lookout post for Orchha Fort, The palace has a garden, windows and a large mansion.

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Lakshmi Narayan Temple

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Lakshmi Narayan Temple in Orchha is situated around 1 km from the Ram Raja Temple on a hilltop. The beautiful building has beautiful gallery and has the famous post-mutiny paintings of Shungi Chirya.

Chhatris/Cenotaphs of Orchha

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Chhatris or cenotaphs of Orchha are also one of the most popular heritage sites in Orchha along with temples.

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There are 6 -7 Chhatris in Orchha built like temples in Nagar style with shikhars and courtyard on the banks of the Betwa river.

Orccha Bird Sancturay

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Orccha Bird Sancturay is located next to Chhatris on the banks of river Betwa, One can visit this place by walking around and get to see some of the birds like Indian vulture, great cormorant and herons.

African Baobab Tree

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The African baobab tree or Adansonia digitata is a gift to India, found in different parts of the Indian subcontinent but a rare sight in India only found in Orchha and Mandu.

Betwa River

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Betwa river rises in the Vindhya Range of Madhya Pradesh and flows through Orchha in Madhya Pradesh and meet Yamuna river in Uttar Pradesh. The river is one of the major river of Madhya Pradesh and being linked with the Ken River.

Jhansi Fort

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Jhansi Fort is located in the middle of Jhansi city in Uttar Pradesh, 15 km from the Orchha town of Madhya Pradesh and a must visit place in Jhansi. The fort standing in the hilly area and there are 10 gates giving access to the fort.

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The temple town of Orchha also lies close to another popular tourist destination of Madhya Pradesh – Khajuraho.

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