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.
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.
Map of Orchha
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Places near Orchha
- Gwalior 67 miles away
- Khajuraho 88 miles away
- Chambal Sanctuary 98 miles away
- Panna National Park 102 miles away
- Agra 133 miles away
- Ramathra 134 miles away
- Fatehpur Sikri 135 miles away
- Ranthambhore National Park 142 miles away
- Bharatpur and Keoladeo Ghana National Park 148 miles away
- Bandhavgarh National Park 165 miles away
- Bundi 188 miles away
- Bhainsrorgarh 196 miles away
- Satpura National Park 198 miles away
- Jaipur 207 miles away
- Samode 217 miles away
- Shahpura 233 miles away
- Delhi 244 miles away
- Barli 249 miles away
- Chittorgarh 253 miles away
- Pench Tiger Reserve 264 miles away
- Pushkar 267 miles away
- Kanha National Park 270 miles away
- Varanasi 272 miles away
- Nainital 285 miles away
- Corbett Tiger Reserve 291 miles away
- Chhatra Sagar 293 miles away
- Maheshwar 293 miles away
- Nimaj 295 miles away
- Deogarh 296 miles away
Photos of Orchha
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.
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.