The land of palaces and secluded wonders, Orchha will be the coziest spot of your trip to India.
Despite its out-of-sight status and serene atmosphere, Orchha remains one of the musts in any India itinerary for well-prepared travelers. Once, it was the glorious capital of the Rajput Kingdom, the traces of which make the site a historical wonderland today. The low-key lifestyle creates an alluring contrast with the magnitude of Orchha’s myriad forts, inviting visitors for a day filled with astonishment. Pay a visit as you make your way from one Golden Triangle destination to another. There is no doubt that Orccha will leave you breathless with its imperial flair.
At its center, Ram Raja Temple anchors the town, resembling a palace more than a religious sanctuary. It receives thousands of pilgrims every year, especially during the famous Hindu festivals. Behind its palace-like look is unique worship. Ram Raja is the only temple where Lord Rama is worshipped as a king. Further away, the fort complex is arguably the site that every traveler seeks in Orchha. The Raj Mahal and the Jahangir Mahal alone will deliver what many hail as Indian architecture. Also, the magnificent Chatarbhuj Temple crowns the skyline of Orchha, embodying the medieval glory.
Once you are done with palace visitations, head to the bazaar surrounding Ram Raja. It brings back a pinch of the chaotic charm of India with its loud vendors, carnival of colors, and intriguing products. It is a beehive of activity from day to night. Tucked away in the bazaar, you will also find several idols of Hindu mythology and culture.
Tours visiting Orchha