Orachha Tourism

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One of the most resplendent points of Madhya Pradesh tourism, Orchha inspires much imagination and awe. Located on the banks of the Betwa River, Orchha was founded by Maharaja Rudra Pratap Singh in the year 1501 and has bewitched tourists ever since then owing to its many attractions. Surrounded by the battemented wall, and approached by a causeway over a fine bridge of fourteen arches, stands a huge palace fort by Maharaja Bir Singh Dev which is one of the pivotal attractions of Orchha. There are beautiful monuments, stunning palaces and magnificent structures that offer a range of experiences to people who visit it. Geographically, the town is strategically placed as the river Betwa splits into seven channels, also called the Satdhara. From fascinating temples to palaces that take you back in time, this city offers you glimpse of past peeping through modernity.

And when architecture ceases to cast a spell, there are vast pastoral landscapes to draw you towards nature. Endowed with a laid back vibe, Orchha seems to be like a time travel experience away from the bustling chaos of the metropolis. Orchha literally means a “hidden place” and after a visit to this place, you will definitely feel as if you have discovered one of the hidden gems of India. This “hidden” city is also known for its world class mural paintings. Apart from historical structure that spell a magic, Orchha is also populated with a number of temples such as Raja Ram Temple, Chaturbhuj temple, and Laxmi Narayan Temple that offer you a spiritual grace and insight. 


Orachha Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Orachha tips for your visit

Orchha Time Zone : IST (Indian Standard Time) GMT+5:30

Currency : Currency used in Orchha is Indian Rupees.

Electricity : India uses 230 Volts, 50 Hz alternating current as the power source. Plugs and sockets have grounded / earthed 3 Pin connections (Type D) or ungrounded 2 pin connections (Type C).

 Internet : 3G, Wi-Fi connections are available in almost all the hotels in the city.

 Languages : Language spoken in Orchha is Hindi.

Security : Police: 100, Fire: 101, Ambulance: 102, Orchha Road Police Station: 07682 – 242314, Railway Enquiry: 131,133


  • Tipping is generally expected for the services rendered.
  • Refrain from getting overfriendly with strangers. Do not get too personal with people like taxi drivers, auto drivers, tourist guides, etc.
  • Keep all your cash and valuables under lock and key in your hotel room. Avoid carrying and exhibiting them in busy streets.

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Facts and Stats for Orachha*

  • Pollution Statistics in Orachha

    Know the pollution level of Orachha before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 71.43 (High)
    • Water Pollution 66.67 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 60 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Orachha: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Orachha for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Orachha.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 100 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 100 (Very High)
  • Living in Orachha - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 79.69 (High)
    • Climate Index 47.69 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 76.09 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 18.53 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 5.56 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.34 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 64.87 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Orachha

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Orachha

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 1.24 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 27.11 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 18.59 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 11.23 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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