Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary
Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary
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Gerrit N
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
A great place to walk (which I did) or bike. Not too many animals for me - just birds and cows and peacocks and monkeys. There are some small ruins to explore, as well. The views of the Betwa are great.

There are a number of very wide paths, roads really, that run through the sanctuary. Sadly, I couldn't find a good map of them. To enter, I walked across the pedestrian bridge from orchha and walked up to the road and entered at the gate across from the ticket book (30 rupees to enter). I followed the "bike" trail to the tip of the north end of the island, then followed the roads southward along the east side stopping at a couple observation towers and checking out an old wall and an old hunting lodge (down a side road to the river).

The trail to the Northern tip doesn't show up on Google maps or on all trails - but was the most interesting of the trails, I thought. It does meet up with the trails that do show up on Google maps and alltrails, though.

I exited from the south gate and walked the road a bit north to the bridge. Lots of cars and cows and monkeys in the road, but they all stayed out of my way. The paths in the sanctuary (roads really) are very clearly pathways, and there are good signs at the intersections of the roads - so easy to navigate.

If I had to do it again, I'd take a tuk tuk to the ticket counter and then to the south entrance, and then walk backwards the way I walked. Alternatively, just do the loop using the bike path and only visit the very north end of the Island. You can see the paths/roads as tan lines on the Google maps satellite view if you zoom in. A decent map with paths on it would have been nice, but there is no way you'd ever lose the path - and every intersection has an arrow pointing to an exit gate.
Written 2 March 2024
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IndusExcursion
Jabalpur, India637 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Business
Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary is just across the Betwa river. One can reach this by walking but if you are senior citizen or any problem in long walking, then use vehicle. Here entrance fee is charged from all the visitors. Although local staff claims that animal sighting is possible in early morning hours but during may two visits, I didn't find any animal. Still it is best place for photography of Orchha Cenotaphs with Betwa river. I recommend visitors to visit this place to catch memorable photos in morning & evening hours.Here sitting benches are available to spend sometime in nature while gazing the beauty of river & cenotaphs. Those who want to do nature walk, may also visit this place. Best time to visit is from September to March.
Written 2 July 2019
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shiv_yash_bhukadofagra
Agra, India373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
This is the beautiful place river point... View amazing here is the all mahal also near river in the river you go and swimm also
Written 26 June 2019
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Rohit S
New Delhi, India159 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
There is hardly a wild life in the sanctuary. We could only see some buffalo's. However the rewarding experience is reaching Betwa river and taking a dip.
Written 27 March 2019
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Jainaveen
New Delhi, India54 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
Reached on January 2 2019. The entry charges for the Innova Rs.600/-. Took a round of the sanctuary. Nothing. No flora and fauna. Absolutely dry and barren. Waste. It is simply cheating in the name of Wild life.
Written 23 March 2019
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Shri
Noida, India215 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
Not worth to visit unless you want to see the jungle track. No animals except cow, monkey. No birds except few peacock.
Written 23 December 2018
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Shabnam B
Nagpur, India59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
Orchha is a tiny town by River Betwa. It is about 8kms from Jhansi in Madhya Pradesh. All the places of interest in Orchha can be visited within a day or two. The quietness, the serenity of the place is overwhelming. Choose a full moon night to visit the river, because words cannot describe the beauty of it. The place might be a little boring for kids but for Solo travellers or couples, it is a wonderful place to visit. Best time is from November to march. And if you the kind that loves getting closer to tribal life, be a bystander during the Magh Poornima (full moon night in month of Magh) festival that falls between January and February.
It's a must touch destination of you are visiting Khajuraho.
Written 16 September 2018
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Exiva P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
Nice forest between two rivers 1. Betwa and 2. Jamuni they made it like picnic spot there are a lot to describe turtle animals and peacock wow .
Written 5 February 2018
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Pramod T
46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
The Orchha Sanctuary is roughly 25 kms long and 15 kms wide. This forest still has Wild Boar, Langur, Blue Bull (Nilgai), Sloth Bear and over 200 species of birds.
Written 19 January 2018
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pallavi a
Lucknow, India53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
We had around half of day left so we decided to visit wildlife sanctuary and it happened to be a fantastic decision. But it is strictly for those who love raw natural beauty completely.
Written 4 January 2018
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