The Orchha Fort complex comprises several formidable structures including forts, palaces, temples, cenotaphs and historic monuments. The majestic fort speaks volumes of the glorious Bundela Rajputs and their stories of valor. Situated on the banks of the River Betwa, the fort offers impressive artwork of paintings and stone carving within its premises, catering to the desire of history and nature lovers.The fort complex houses the prominent Raja Mahal, which is the definition of intricate architecture. A part of it converted into Ram Raja Temple is the only place in the country where Lord Rama is worshipped as King Rama.Other popular structures in the fort premises include Jahangir Mahal, built by Bir Singh Deo in 1605 and Rai Parveen Mahal, which was built by Raja Indrajit exclusively for dancer-poetess Rai Praveen. The light and sound show in Orchha Fort is a major tourist attraction for people exploring Orchha tourist places.Timings: 9 am – 5 pm.Entry fees: INR 10 for Indians, INR 250 for foreigners.Location: Orchha Fort is located in the Orchha town of Tikamgarh district. The fort complex is nestled near the confluence of Betwa and Jamni rivers in Orchha.Distance from Orchha Bus Stand: 15.2 km.If you are planning to visit Orchha to go down the heritage lane, resorts in Orchha will offer a comfortable stay with activities to revive your body, mind, and soul.
Presenting a picturesque sight of Kanchana Ghat on the banks of River Betwa are the Chhatris (cenotaphs), which dot the surroundings of the fort complex, best seen during the sunset. Each of the 14 cenotaphs represents a tomb of the rulers of Bundela dynasty and its members.Of the many cenotaphs, Bir Singh Deo’s Chhatri, displaying Islamic characteristics, is the most impressive as it reflects the archaeological glory of the Bundelas. The Chhatris stand tall and speak of the glorious past of the erstwhile rulers.Timings: 7 am – 10 pm.Entry fees: INR 10 for Indians, INR 250 for foreigners.Location: The Chhatris are located on Kanchana Ghat of River Betwa, in the Orchha Fort complex.Distance from Orchha Bus Stand: 15.2 km.If you want to observe the ways of life of the tribal people, their rituals and customs in Madhya Pradesh, Check out tribal tours of Madhya Pradesh.
The Ram Raja Temple, also known as Orchha Temple, holds religious importance as it is the only temple in India where Lord Rama is worshipped as King Rama. Built in the 16th century, the temple is a popular monument in the Orchha Fort complex amongst the followers of Hinduism.It is believed that the structure used to be a citadel in the kingdom of Madhukar Shah, who changed it to Rama Temple when Lord Rama appeared in his dream and asked him to install his statue in the place.The auspicious occasion of Ram Navami makes thousands of devotees visit this temple to offer their prayers to Lord Rama. Interestingly, not just is he worshipped as a king here, gun salutes are also offered as a mark of devotion and respect.Timings: Morning- 8 am – 12:30 pm & Evening- 5 pm – 10 pm.Entry fees: There is no entry fee to visit the temple.Location: It is located in the Raja Mahal in Orchha, Tikamgarh.Distance from Orchha Bus Stand: 15.2 km.From river rafting to jungle safari Orccha offers a wide range of activities to do while you are on a trip.