Orchha Fort
Orchha Fort
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  • NehaK
    14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit place
    Orchha fort is a must visit. It is beautifully maintained. The historical stories , the architecture and the surroundings makes the place very interesting. Visit to any fort is enhanced by a guided tour. The guide charges approved here by the govt is for visiting the whole complex so make sure you get the clarity before starting.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 September 2023
  • Pragya A
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best place to enjoy your weekend
    Best place to chill in premium budget friendly resorts. Raja ram mandir , orcha fort beautiful places to visit. Datiya is also nearby you can explore pitambra Mata mandir, jhansi fort.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 January 2024
  • Rajesh Puri
    Mumbai, India46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Orchaa Fort
    A beautiful fort worth visiting which shows the glorious past of the mighty Bundela kingdom. Beautiful architecture reminiscent of the glorious era of the Bundelas, the paintings are still visible in some parts especially of Raja Ram, Lord Krishna etc. Worth viewing the sheesh Mahal, diwane aam, diwane khaas, the bathing and sanitation areas. A guide is a absolute must and is recommended. Visited the sound and light show too which was okay.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 January 2024
  • Garytan711
    New Delhi, India100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Fort complex!
    The entire fort complex is stunning with breathtaking views. Not much to view from within but the ticket prices aren't much so might as well. Would suggest watching Sound & Light show before exploring the complex (show happens at night though!). Lot of walking and climbing steps up and down would be required. To add, Rajaram Mandir and Chatrubhuj Temple are amazing, and Lala Hardol Bagh is worth a watch. So is Shaheed smarak enroute from Jhansi to Orchha!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 March 2024
  • BangkokLoft
    Yeovil, United Kingdom570 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ticket price.
    Make no mistake, this fort is quite magnificent and well worth visiting at leisure. We have seen a range of Indian forts and this is amongst the best. There is however, a confusion on many web sites and blogs over ticket price for foreigners. They pretty well all tell you that the price is 250 rupees for the fort complex. This ticket has ceased to exist in the recent past and it is now 750 for the various buildings in the complex. They advertise the fact that the ticket also buys you entry to a range of other buildings and temples around the town …..but with the exception of the Chhatris on the river front the rest are all free anyway. Entry for Indians is about 50 rupees. We still think it was worth it to us but hopefully this post will clear up some confused and confusing web information.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 March 2024
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BangkokLoft
Yeovil, UK570 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Make no mistake, this fort is quite magnificent and well worth visiting at leisure. We have seen a range of Indian forts and this is amongst the best.
There is however, a confusion on many web sites and blogs over ticket price for foreigners. They pretty well all tell you that the price is 250 rupees for the fort complex. This ticket has ceased to exist in the recent past and it is now 750 for the various buildings in the complex. They advertise the fact that the ticket also buys you entry to a range of other buildings and temples around the town …..but with the exception of the Chhatris on the river front the rest are all free anyway. Entry for Indians is about 50 rupees.
We still think it was worth it to us but hopefully this post will clear up some confused and confusing web information.
Written 31 March 2024
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Garytan711
New Delhi, India100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The entire fort complex is stunning with breathtaking views. Not much to view from within but the ticket prices aren't much so might as well. Would suggest watching Sound & Light show before exploring the complex (show happens at night though!). Lot of walking and climbing steps up and down would be required. To add, Rajaram Mandir and Chatrubhuj Temple are amazing, and Lala Hardol Bagh is worth a watch. So is Shaheed smarak enroute from Jhansi to Orchha!
Written 16 March 2024
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Rajesh Puri
Mumbai, India46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
A beautiful fort worth visiting which shows the glorious past of the mighty Bundela kingdom. Beautiful architecture reminiscent of the glorious era of the Bundelas, the paintings are still visible in some parts especially of Raja Ram, Lord Krishna etc. Worth viewing the sheesh Mahal, diwane aam, diwane khaas, the bathing and sanitation areas.
A guide is a absolute must and is recommended.
Visited the sound and light show too which was okay.
Written 19 January 2024
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Pragya A
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Best place to chill in premium budget friendly resorts. Raja ram mandir , orcha fort beautiful places to visit. Datiya is also nearby you can explore pitambra Mata mandir, jhansi fort.
Written 14 January 2024
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NehaK
14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Orchha fort is a must visit. It is beautifully maintained. The historical stories , the architecture and the surroundings makes the place very interesting. Visit to any fort is enhanced by a guided tour. The guide charges approved here by the govt is for visiting the whole complex so make sure you get the clarity before starting.
Written 5 September 2023
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GyanBaba
Nuremberg, Germany613 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
I attended the sound and light show at Orccha on 14th July 2023. I was disappointed to find that I was the only visitor there though the show was very engaging or informative. The worst part was the swarm of mosquitoes that made it hard to enjoy the show. I was surprised that the MP State Tourism did not provide any fans or mosquito repellents for the visitors. I felt that this was a poor service and a waste of money.
Written 16 July 2023
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krishna292
Hyderabad District, India1,351 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Orchha is believed to have been established in 16th century by Maharaja Rudra Pratap Singh and after undergoing many changes it got its glory during the reign of Raja Madhukar Shah who constructed his palace in the fort complex, named as Raja Mahal in early 17th century. He was a deeply religious person and the palace constructed by him is decorated with beautiful murals showing the stories of Indian gods and their stories. How these 500 year old intricately designed murals painted in different colors are still intact is a great surprise and testimony to those ancient artists who were expert in the science of beautiful colors used.
In fact the Orchha fort complex has no signs of fort but a conglomerate of many palaces constructed within a 2km area with Betwa river on one side. Beside Raja Mahal is the more popular Jahangir Mahal, that was constructed by the next king. It got its name as such because next Orchha king Bir Singh had made it for the stay of Moghul Emperor, Jahangir but he never stayed there. Jahangir Mahal does not have any murals or paintings and its construction design is a mix of Hindu/Mogul architect. It is a five story structure and gives a view of Orchha town, cenotaphs, Laxmi Narayana Palace and many other structures. A Light and Sound program is also arranged here on every evening in Hindi and English languages and is very interesting as it narrates the story of Moghul Emperor Akbar's interest in the beautiful queen/poetess of Raja Indermani and sending her back impressed by her poetic reply to Akbar. The program also highlights the valour stories of famous warriors, Chartrasal brothers etc. and court manipulations. This show is highly recommended
Written 22 April 2023
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia9,543 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Orchha Fort is a generic term, because it contains three palaces (Raja, Jahangir and Sheesh), a beautiful garden and more. It is not in a bad condition, but certainly could do with more funds to restore it to obviously better times. There is enough to see in Orchha to easily fill a day. It worth visiting all sites with a good guide.
Written 23 March 2023
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Xerxes Rave
Bengaluru, India74 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
We visited the Jahangir Fort, Sheesh Mahal and Raja Ram fort here. While Jahangir and Raja Ram Forts are for visiting (closes at 6pm) Sheesh Mahal fort is turned into an MP tourism hotel.

Both the forts are good picturesque affairs, with Hindu and Muslim touches in the construction. And good viewing spots that overlooks Orchccha. The ticket prices are 50/person for Indians.

Also, suggest to visit in the evening and catch one of the sound and light shows which start at 6:30 PM in English for 1 hr and then has an hindi version. The show covers the history of the Bundelkhand region, and various kings around the area.

Raja Ram temple is 100-150 meters from the fort.
Written 26 February 2023
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Jktra
Mumbai, India88 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Orchha is a small town with immense potential. The fort, the palace, temples, betwa river all add to the charm of the place. If you are a history buff then you have come to the right place.

But it is very important to have a good guide to retell the stories. We were fortunate to have Mr Sanjay Yadav with us. His flamboyant style and humorous touch brought the bundelkhand kings and queens alive before us. He had a good grasp of the facts and is an amazing story teller. Besides, his photography skills are another plus point.

Orchha can be covered in 2-3 hours but we stayed over a night to truly absorb the essence of the place. Worth a stopover in your Madhya Pradesh journey.
Written 21 February 2023
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