Orchha, 26 km from Jhansi, is a medieval city founded in 1531 by the Bundela rulers along the Betwa River. The hand of time has rested lightly on this medieval city; its palaces and temples of the 16th and the 17th century are remarkably well preserved. Orchha is a perfect example of a medieval fort palace. Within the turreted walls are gardens, gateways, pavilions and temples. The view across the palaces with their chhatris and ornamental battlements is enchanting.
Jehangir Mahal here was built to commemorate the visit of Emperor Jehangir way back in 17th century. A trail through the maze of intricate stairways leading to numerous turrets is an experience in itself. Also see the Cenotaphs or ‘Chhatris’ of Orchha rulers.
Orchha is a photographer’s paradise with its many monuments playing the perfect muse to your camera lenses.