Brightly painted houses, cobblestone streets, multistorey temples, an unconquered fortress and a tranquil river give Orchha a charm that is hard to escape. At the Chaturbhuj Temple, hear the unbelievable story about how the Queen of Orchha brought Lord Ram to Orchha; walk through the architectural marvel that is the Orchha Fort which was never conquered despite repeated attempts by the Mughals; cross the bridge and admire the multistorey Chhatris on the banks of Betway and pay homage to Goddess Laxmi at the marvellously built Laxminarayan Temple.
Best time to visit Orchha
Best time to visit Orchha is after monsoon from September to March when the temperature ranges from 10 to 30 Celsius. However, if you want to see some pristine greenery then you can visit Orchha in the monsoon months of July and August as well.
How to reach Orchha
By air: Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia Air Terminal in Gwalior, 108km away, is the nearest airport. From there, you can hire a private taxis to reach Orchha.
By train: Jhansi Junction, 14km away, is the nearest train station with regular connections to major Indian cities. You can hire a private taxi or autos to reach Orchha. The budget-minded can opt for shared autos that run the following route train station-bus station-Orchha. Shared autos will cost you about ₹20 one-way.
By road: Jhansi, 14km away, is the nearest bus depot with regular buses to major cities of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
Where to stay in Orchha
Temple View Guest House (₹350 double), V Resorts Rajmahal (₹5,000 double). For more options, check here.