The list of things to do in Orchha covers a range of activities that will make you fall in love with this place. Resting royally on the banks of river Betwa, this historic town was founded in the 16th century.
The brainchild of Bundela Rajput Chief, Rudra Pratap, Orchha features brilliant architecture in the form of beautiful display of Mughal-influenced Rajput palaces, temples and royal chhatris. Frozen in time, this town seems to retain the original grandeur of the monuments, even till this date.
Being located in a place that is covered with forests and the river Betwa splitting into seven channels, this town was given the name Orchha, meaning ‘a hidden place’. With every turn the river makes, one can find historical landmarks on either side of the river.
Despite being the capital of the Bundela Rajput kings, Orchha seldom witnessed ferocious battles, leading to unscratched monuments that would help you visualize the earlier phases the town has witnessed.
The place is not on many tourist maps but that only tells how unexplored it really is. Less crowd and more peace, this place is just 16 km away from the city of Jhansi. The best way to reach here from Jhansi is by the ever-reliable auto rickshaw. Passing through the narrow winding roads, a time travel back to a more peaceful era is evident.
The best time to visit this town of solitude is from October to March when the cool breeze adds on to the serenity of the place.