Orchha is dramatically positioned on a rocky island, enclosed by a loop of the Betwa river. It was founded in 1531 as the capital of the Bundela kings but abandoned in 1738.
There are three notable palaces, three beautiful temples and 14 beautiful cenotaphs built along the Betwa river. The site is also strewn with little shrines and memorials all contributing to nostalgia and fascination that is Orchha.


Chaturbhuj Temple

The Orchha temples are a unique blend of fort and temple styles. Chaturbhuj is dedicated to Vishnu and has huge arcaded halls for massed singing, and a soaring spire.

Jahangir Mahal

Orchha Cenotaphs

Lying along the Kanchana Ghat of the Betwa river are 14 beautiful cenotaphs, or chhatris, of the Orchha rulers.

Ram Raja Temple


Discover the wonderful variety of places to stay in India; including some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, intimate boutique hotels bursting with local character, charming homestays where you’ll have a chance to interact with local families, converted forts & palaces, fabulous lodges and heritage havelis.

Orchha Resort


Below are a selection of our favourite sample itineraries that we have created based on our experiences of travelling extensively throughout India. As with all our tours, every aspect can be tailor-made to your individual requirements.

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