A visit to Orchha finally came through during our road trip in February 2018. The visit was overdue and it gave us great pleasure to tick it off from our bucket list.
The historic town of Orchha, nestled on the banks of river Betwa, was founded in the 16th century by the Bundela Rajput Chief, Rudra Pratap. The town seems frozen in time, with its many monuments continuing to retain their original grandeur even to this day. There is a lot to see and photograph here. During your visit do make it a point to view the sunset from across the river, it’s mesmerizing.
Orchha is a heritage sight and a must see for those who want to soak in India’s history and past splendor. There is a story hidden in every nook and corner so it may be worthwhile to take a guide. Monuments worth visiting are the Raja Mahal, Jehangir Mahal, Chhatris and Chaturbhuj Temple. Keep an hour or so to get across the river and enjoy the sunset from there.
You may also like to visit the Bird Sanctuary and enjoy rafting in Betwa River.
To have a visual glance at the place, view the gallery below. Click on the thumbnails for an enlarged view.