Orchha Palace, Orachha
Orchha Palace, Orachha - Address, Ticket Price
Address: Orachha, Madhya Pradesh 472246
Ticket Price: 250 INR
Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
Timings: 11:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
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About Orchha Palace, Orachha
This is an impressive fort complex in Orchha that symbolises the beauty and grandeur of this capital of former princely state of Bundelkhand. Presenting fantastic architectural styles through its series of palaces, buildings, gardens and temples, Orchha Fort complex deserves at least a half-day’s visit.
Constructed on the island formed by the confluence of two major rivers-Betwa and Jamni, the first thing that will strike you on your visit is its impressive approach through arched bridges set in granite stones. The decorated windows, well-planned open-spaces and projected balconies are some of the striking features you can observe within all the structures of the fort. Dating back to 1502 AD, the foundation of the fort complex is attributed to Rudra Pratap Singh, the Budnela Rajput. Several succeeding Maharajas of the state contributed to addition of the various buildings within the fort.
Home to some of the most beautiful attractions of Madhya Pradesh, the Orchha Fort Complex can be explored on foot and preferably with a guide.
Various buildings within the complex include:
Raja Mahal: The residence of the Queen and King till 1783, dotted with beautiful mural paintings and intricate decorations. Home to several secret passage ways, ask the local guide to open the walk you through. The light show in the evening is a must-attend!
Ram Raja Mandir: A part of Raja Mahal converted into a temple of Ram. The speciality of the temple is that it is not dedicated to Lord Ram, but the great king that he was; built by Queen Ganesh Kunwari.
Chaturbhuj Temple: Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, built by King MAdhukar Shah.
Rai Parveen Mahal: Palace built for poet and female escort of Raja Indrajit.
Jahangir Mahal: Palace built by Bir Singh Deo for Emperor Jahangir combining the best of Rajput and Mughal Architecture.
Other prominent structures include Sheesh Mahal, Phool Bagh, Dauji ki Kothi and Sawan Bhado (the ancient air coolers).
Orchha Palace Information
- The exploration of the area involves lot of walking, not suitable for senior citizens or people with knee problems.
- Ideal for a day trip, pack snacks and beverages.
- Guide is recommended.
Orchha Palace Ticket Prices
- Indian Citizens: 10 INR
- Camera: 25 INR per camera
- Video camera: 200 INR per camera
- Light show ticket: Indian Adult: 100 INR, Indian kid: 50 INR
Orchha Palace Opening and Closing Hours
Fort complex sightseeing timings: 11 am to 6 pm
Light show at Raja Mahal timings:
- November to February: English: 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm, Hindi- 7.45 pm to 8.45 pm
- March to Oct: English-7.30 pm to 8.30 pm, Hindi- 8.45 pm to 9.45 pm
How To reach Orchha Palace by Public Transport
- Auto-rickshaw, hired car, hired bicycle, on foot.
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Orchha Palace, Orachha Reviews
A very fine blend of amazing architecture which combines the Hindu and Islamic influences the Orchha Palace needs some attention from the MP tourism as we could see stray dogs loitering around.. The place wasn't clean... The Palace rooms has some beautiful wall paintings that are still fresh (made from vegetable dyes)
Beautiful place. If you visit it then one must surely see the artwork in the walls and roofs inside the rooms of palace they are exceptional and beautiful. And should also visit nearby Temple premises as it includes some great artitecture.
The Orchha Palace fort to be visited more for historical reasons. Not maintained properly.No lighting to see inside the building's.No proper information/reception area to guide the tourist's.Saddened to see the negligence of the govt in keeping the palace in poor condition. It definitely require proper personal to manage the well known historical place. Security Gaurds are just happy seeing your entry tickets and you are left to mend yourself. What is Archialogical Survey of India doing? It is really pathetic to see this palace.
An architecturally rich place. You can plan two days trip. Nice places to stay. Spend day one at palaces. Day two for chaturbhuj temple, chhatries etc.
The loose out on the Mismanaged Staff which lacks Hospitality touch. Huge Difference in a Next Door property - Amar Mahal where you would see Hospitality with a Class. The rooms of Orchha Palace are good but again Mismanaged. These guys can do way better with the Location and property at hand.
- Upcoming Attractions in Orachha
- Chaturbhuj Temple