Orchha - Madhya Pradesh

Discover Orchha

Orchha is a fascinating temple town tucked away on the banks of the River Betwa. It really is a bit of a hidden gem where you’ll find deserted temples, palaces, havelis and cenotaphs to meander around,

This historic town which is referred to as a medieval archaeological wonder was founded in the 16th century by the Bundela Rajput Chief, Rudra Pratap.

Things to do in Orchha

Its easy to spend a couple of days in Orchha taking in some of the amazing buildings including:

  • Chaturbhuj Temple – Located in Orchha town is Chaturbhuj Temple with its tall spires in the shape of pine cones. ‘Chaturbhuj’ combines ‘chatur’ meaning “four” and ‘bhuj’ meaning “arms”, translating as “one who has four arms” in reference to the four arms of Vishnu who it is built for.
  • Ram Raja Temple – Also known as the Orchha Temple, the Ram Raja Temple is a sacred Hindu pilgrimage site welcoming thousands of visitors. It is the only temple where Lord Ram (or Rama), considered the Supreme Being, is worshipped. Every day, a Guard of Honour and an armed salutation to Lord Ram take place.
  • Jahangir Mahal- With its domed roof, the Jahangir Mahal is a gorgeous example of Mughal architecture. In the evening, it hosts a spectacular light and sound show telling the story of the monument and the city of Orchha.
  • The Uth Khana was the King’s camel shelter, and also housed government and military buildings. Head up to the roof for an amazing view of Orchha town.

The best way to see Orchha

If you would like to visit Orchha, why not take a look at one of our wonderful ATOL and ABTA protected holidays?  Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and the tours mentioned are just examples to help inspire you. Contact our travel experts on 01792 315499 or email info@aitholidays.com for more information.