An enthralling paradise for all enthusiasts of nature and history, Orchha deserves an excursion soon.
Are you seeking a relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of exhausting city life? Then, elope into the mystics of the ancient town of Orchha, this weekend! Resting on the banks of the Betwa river in Newari district of Madhya Pradesh, the town has served as an important seat for the emperors of the mighty Bundelkhand region. Orchha is one of the few places across the country which have managed to secure their historical virtue through the course of time.
An enthralling paradise for all lovers of history
Founded in 1531 by Bundela Rajput Chief Rudra Pratap Singh, the town has been blessed with rulers who carried a great taste for the finest architecture. From the magnificent fort to a series of temples, the town encapsulates contributions by its rulers in the past five centuries; the Orchha fort being the highlight. The captivating Jahangir Mahal, Raj Mahal and Rai Praveen Mahal parts of the fort amaze all lovers of colossal buildings. Your visit to the fort would be incomplete if you don't attend the mesmerizing light and sound show which grips all its viewers.
What makes Orchha every explorer's paradise, are the fourteen Chhatris located on the edges of the Betwa river. Dedicated to the dynasts that the town had, the cenotaphs speak of stories about their reign and valour. Adding to the town's beauty, the fascinating complexes and exciting stories of Laxmi Narayan Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple and Raja Ram temple assure ecstatic experiences for all with passions of history and spirituality!
Into a calming trail amidst the bounties of nature
Orchha wildlife sanctuary, established in 1994 is one of the most frequented places by tourists. Giving a peek into the local wildlife, the sanctuary deserves to find a place in your strolling schedule. Lying at the junction of rivers Betwa and Jamni, Orchha Natural Reserve with its expansive range of endangered flora and birds, takes all its visitors on a trail of tranquil. If you make your way to Orchha, make sure you don't miss the beautiful Phool Bagh and a boat ride through the waters of Betwa.
A 4-hour drive from the Kanpur airport, Orchha is easily accessible from the city. From the thrilling adventure of river rafting to the enchanting architecture of the Orchha fort, the town offers something for everyone. So, what are you waiting for? Get yourself a backpack, chalk out an itinerary and head over to this magical town.