We travelled through India for over five months and Orchha still rates as one of our top recommendations for India travel destinations. We spent four days in Orchha soaking up the chilled vibe and exploring its historic and natural gems. When talking to friends we meet on the road who are planning to visit India, we always encourage them to visit this little slice of paradise. So read on if you would like to learn our 5 reasons why you should add Orchha to your India travel itinerary. You can also watch our Orchha travel video here for more insight into our Orchha travel experience.
1. It’s Home to Beautiful Historic Forts, Temples and Palaces
Orchha is adorned with stunning forts, palaces and temples dating back as far as the 16th century AD. The beauty of these places is breathtaking and the entry fee for all sites is only 250 Indian rupees ($3.50USD).
2. It's Stunningly Beautiful
This little village blew us away with its quaint cottages, beautiful river and historic forts, temples and places rising up across the horizon. It really did hold a magical presence. The sunset by the river was probably a highlight!
3. It Has Local Village Charm
Orchha still maintains its small village charm and is largely unspoilt by tourism. We had quite an authentic local experience in Orchha and enjoyed its laid back village vibe. Orchha is a great place to witness local life and the streets are filled with yummy local street food stalls. You can explore the village, watching the locals gather water, chat on the street, witness wedding ceremonies and farmers harvesting crops.
4. It’s Within Close Proximity to Delhi
You can easily reach Orchha by train from major sites such as Delhi or Agra. The train from Delhi is only 6hours long, meaning it can easily be included in your travel plans even if you only have a short trip to India!
5. It’s Still a Travel Secret (Kind of)
Orchha is yet to gain the tourist numbers of other popular India travel destinations such as the classic golden triangle stops. It can still be regarded as ‘off the beaten path’ so you can avoid large crowds and overpriced hotels and food. When we visited some of the historic sites of Orchha we basically had the place to ourselves. It was actually quite surprising how few tourist we saw. However, it is still set up for travellers with good accommodation and restaurant options.
So there you have it, hopefully we have convinced you to visit Orchha during your Indian travel adventures. It really is a special place and it will always hold special memories for us. If you would like to learn more about Orchha and witness our experience fist hand then check out our Orchha travel video here.
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