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The sleepy 16th century town of Orchha is beautifully set in the forest along the banks of the Betwa River, with the ochre spires of the cenotaphs, temples and ramparts of the Jehangir Mahal Fort Palace rising above a boulder-strewn landscape.


The many palaces and gardens are ideally explored on foot, with the elegant Lakshmi Narayan Temple and wonderful murals in the Raj Mahal notable highlights. Stroll along the river to watch the sunset and visit the Ram Raja Temple, a converted palace of pink tiles and gold domes where devotees gather every evening to sing a rousing chorus.

Four hours’ drive from Khajuraho, Orchha is a wonderful glimpse of an undiscovered India.

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Suggested itinerary featuring Orchha

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Orchha, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Accommodation choices for Orchha

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Orchha. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Amar Mahal, Orchha

      Amar Mahal


      The newest property in Orchha, the Amar Mahal offers 36 guest bedrooms with marble floors and high ceilings. It boasts a shady central courtyard which is perfect for escaping the heat of the day for a cool drink or sundowner.