Founded by Rudra Pratap, Orcha is a small city in Tikamgarh District, Madhya Pradesh. This city is as old as the 16th century and is located beside the Betwa River. It is a very renowned place for its temples and also the gigantic forts. It also has very exotic architecture all around the pillars and walls. The Bundela Art of the Palaces is a must-see.
Monuments / Historical Places / Sightseeing in Orchha
There are many destinations in Orcha that you can not afford to miss out on.
Raj Mahal is one of the most ancient forts in Indian history. It is very known for its cenotaphs and incredibly beautiful interiors. These cenotaphs are called Chhatris in India. The most unique part of this Mahal is that for every function of the king, you will find a separate room.
Then you have Jahangir Mahal. You can see an excellent piece of architecture in this fort. This fort is a symbol of the friendship of the Mughals with the Bundelas. You will find sculptures of two bowed elephants at the entrance door of this fort to welcome you. There are lots of balconies in this fort that offers you a great scenic view.
After this, you can also visit Rai Praveen Mahal which is a great tourist destination of Orcha. It is an entirely wrecked palace but earlier it was a beautiful two-storied palace built by Indramani after his favorite courtesan Rai Praveen. This palace was well known for its beautiful gardens. The most unique part of this palace is that the height was built in order to match the height of the trees in the surroundings and this view used to look exquisite.
The Raja Ram Temple is yet another place that you need to visit. It is a very unusual place as here there is no god to worship. Lord Rama is considered a King here. Then you can also have a look at Chaturbhuj Temple and also Laxmi Narayan Temple when you make a trip to Orcha. These places are also a masterpiece in itself.
ORCHHA TOURIST PLACES
Rai Praveen Mahal
The Raja Ram Temple
Laxmi Narayan Temple
HOW TO REACH
There is no airport in and around Orcha. You will either have to reach Gwalior Airport or Khajuraho Airport. The best option to reach Orcha is by train. Jhansi railways station is about 15 km away from Orcha. From the airport and railway stations, you will find lots of transportation facilities. But in order to get a more convenient way of reaching this place you can hire a private vehicle.
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