This is a very small city and it can be completed in Just one day. Orchha is just 12-15 kms away from Jhansi and is situated next to Betwa river. One can do river rafting in this river or just relax and enjoy the view. The sunrise as well as the sunset can be viewed from the river and its really beautiful.
Orchha- basically the meaning is Hidden. In true sense its Hidden. Orchha was ruled by the Bundela dynasty. This dynasty produced some great warriors who gave a tough fight to the Mughals which are somewhere hidden. The forts, the paintings done by flower petals, edible spices are something to look for. The beautiful Jahangir Palace built by Vir Singh Deo in honour of & to continue his long term relation with the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. Its built according to Timurid customs. It has such big lawns which could accommodate war elephants even. Then the Raja Mahal- one can see the Diwane-aam darbar where the king used to sit & listen to the common people. Then there is a stage where the singers & dancers used to perform. Legend has that there was a famous poetess & singer name Rai Praveen who was called the nightangle. There is a palace made for her called Rai Praveen palace where paintings were depicted according to her various moods.
Then there is Ram Raja Temple. Its the only temple where lord Ram is worshipped as Raja. The temple opens at 6am & closes by 12.30 pm. And again opens at 5pm & closes at 10.30 pm. So one should plan accordingly.
A walk along the Betwa river, which is being considered as the auspicious river by the locals is very soothing. It has rafting options also, but I didn't try because I went in the dry season, so not much rapids.
Other attractions are Laxminarayan temple,Orchha Chatrries, Chaturbhuj temple.
I spent 30 hours in Orchha, since it was summer, I couldn't take the nature walk, but if anyone goes in winter or in rainy season, it's a very good experience to see the plush greenery along side Betwa river.
This place is also very safe for all girls trip. They also have the Sound & Light show & it costs 200INR per person. One should not miss this to know about the rich Bundela dynasty & Orchha which are hidden.
Majestically and naturally beautiful. Orchha is famous for its riverside chhatris (cenotaphs), and for the Raja Ram Temple here. The place is very peaceful and very pretty. Quite a few places to see within the small little town.