Orchha: A perfect peaceful place near River Betwa
This beautiful town was the capital of Bundelkhand, situated at the bank of River Betwa, from Mughal Era to freedom of India, It has the vast history. Nowadays Orchha is less visited and less crowded. This place full of Temples, memorials, forts, and palaces, and every structure has its own story.
After sunrise it is a good time to take a walk in this little town, to know the culture and living of Bundelkhand region, local people are very friendly and always have a helping hand.
King of Orchha Ram Raja:
The place where Lord Rama is worshiped like a king, Guard of Honor is given to him by an appointed police personnel every day at the time of the Aarti ceremony. Local people believe that the statue of Lord Ram in this temple was brought from Ayodhya in form of a child by Queen of Orccha, Ganesh Kunwari in the 16th century.
Hardaul Bathika (Sitting area):
Son of Raja Bir Singh Bundela is worshiped like God in Bundelkhand region. according to rituals Every family belongs to Bundelkhand, sends an invitation card to Hardaul for their marriage function, and sings the songs in his praise.
You can take bath or spend some good time near Betwa river watching the reflection of Cenotaphs of The Royal Family of Orchha. Many Shadu(Monk) do Meditation here early morning. If you are a bird lover you can spend great time early in the morning and evening. River rafting is the main attraction for adventure lovers, organized by MP tourism.
Architecture and Golden History:
Jahangir Mahal, Raja Mahal, Sheesh Mahal (Now a Heritage Hotel), Cenotaphs of Budela family, Chaturbhuj Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple are some architectural structures that represent Orchha’s rich and long history.
Sound and Light show:
Organized by MP Tourism, In every evening during this one hour show, you will get to know the history of Budela Ruler of Orchha, the story of beautiful and intelligent Rai Praveen (Nightingale of Orchha), and the story of Raja Ram Mandir.
This beautiful silent place is related to Chandra Shekhar Azad(Freedom fighter). It is about 5km from Orchha on the way to Jhansi, situated nearby a beautiful little dam. Azad established a Hanuman temple, dug a well for his water consumption, and made a cave for hiding himself from the British police. All of his construction is present today over here. Azad spent 18 months over here as a Brahmachari and spent his time to practice Gorilla warfare, Rifle shooting and teaching children from nearby villages.
How to reach:
Jhansi is the main railway station, and well connected with all major cities and it is 20km from Orchha, you can take a taxi or a sharing auto from here.