Orchha Home-Stay

Orchha Home-Stay

Lakshmi Mandir Road Ganj Mohalla, Orchha 472246 India
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Stay with a local family & discover India differently. Orchha is a great place to relax in and discover 17th century monuments. We offer clean and comfortable rooms, furnished in traditional style, built in the courtyard of the host family. The rooms have fans and mosquito nets and the bathroom & toilets are ecological, and are shared with the family. The family provides home-cooked food and kids have plenty of playmates. The home-stay is a 25 minute walk from the palace. This is a social enterprise allowing poor families to benefit from tourism and visitors to see how most families in India live today. We received the Indian Responsible Tourism Gold Award 2018 for the Best Community-run Homestay. Call it responsible tourism or eco tourism - your visit will improve the lives of many and be an experience to remember. One of our six host families will be happy to welcome you.
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Jacco Groeneveld wrote a review Nov 2023
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After the bustle in Delhi, our three night stay in Orchha at the house of brother and sister Vishal and Neetu was very enjoyable. The homestay is located on the outskirts of Orchha where you can enjoy village life. Neighbour children coming to the compound in the afternoon to receive extra school support from Vishal or the lady who will come and do your laundry on request. We (my wife and me and my wife’s sister) had two rooms with shared bathroom and toilet and direct access to the outside space. The rooms are basic, but clean and perfectly fit the expectation. There is no airco, but the ventilator keeps the room temperature acceptable. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared for you on request at a limited extra charge. Romi, who is managing the overall Friends of Orchha project is very helpful in getting things arranged, from booking a room to pick up from railway station or any other request you would have. Overall, we enjoyed our stay very much and if our travel schedule was not so tight we would have loved to stay longer!!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AmulAwasthy wrote a review Apr 2022
Pune, India
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Since the time we started out Orchha trip we came across many home stay and hotels as every other home in Orchha is either a Home stay or restaurant. When we read about this Innovative initiative to help locals we decided to stay here.

Romi is a Fantastic Guy who manages this and will help ou with every single details of the area and helps you in every possible way.

Stay options was very well maintained had everything that you could ask for in the room. e.g. a Printout of a Multilingual translator was also there to help you in communicating with the host family.

Host family makes sure that Food and snacks were served on time and there was a Bonfire too in the night. We had enjoyed every interaction with the local people here.

Highly Highly recommended if you are looking for a different home stay in Orchha
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Date of stay: December 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Nejma L wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spend few days in Orchha with one of the family of this association. And it was a real pleasure. The room was large, clean and practical,in the courtyard, where all the family life happens. After few hours, even with basic English we felt really confortable and learn a lot about tradition and way of living. You can eat with them on the best meal of India. If you need anything, the member of the association is there to help us to organise trip, tour... Etc but without pushing!
Warmly recommanded!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Romi Samele, General Manager at Orchha Home-Stay
Responded 29 Feb 2020
Thanks very much for your appreciation not just of the services we offer but also of the spirit of our association. Your hosts will be happy to know that you enjoyed their home-cooked food and that you found the room comfortable and clean. They too have certainly learned a lot through their interaction with you. Isn't it great that one can communicate so much even when one does not share the same language!
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Francis G wrote a review Oct 2023
Bordeaux
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Here is the opportunity to spend a stay in the pretty town of Orchha off the beaten track and for a great cause. You will stay in a host family with the simple and necessary comfort so that you do not miss anything... and even more. You will have warm contact with these families that this small but beautiful association founded and launched by a Swiss lady tries to support, both to provide them with additional income, but also to prepare the future of their children, particularly girls. , by financing schooling with hotel revenues and donations. In short, everything is there: the proven usefulness for these families, and the pleasure and emotion that you will have in sharing moments with them, particularly during excellent meals... don't miss this opportunity to treat yourself by serving a great cause
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Il n'y a pas d'eau chaude, mais hormis si vous y allez en plein hiver, c'est sans problème car...
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nishitjainsethi wrote a review Aug 2021
Bhopal, India
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Situated a little bit outskirts from the city. The location gives one a prefect countryside feeling. The rooms are comfortable, with basic amenities and most hospitable family members. Enjoy a glimpse of village life while you stay here.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Accessibility back to room at late night may feel troublesome due to lack of proper street lights.
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Response from Friends of Orchha, General Manager at Orchha Home-Stay
Responded 30 Nov 2021
Dear Nishit, Thank you very much for this beautiful review, our aim is to help the needy people, we try our best to take our guests a very good experience, hope to meet you again. Thanks
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Diletta wrote a review Jan 2020
Modena, Italy
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay in Orchha was truly special. For those of you who want to experience real village life in India, you will not be disappointed. Our family the Yadav’s were welcoming, friendly and accommodating. Any request such as hot water and blankets were taken care of. Talking to the family you soon understand the challenges that they face. It was inspiring to be part of their life for a few days. Don’t expect too much luxury, there is no running water, the toilet is a hole in floor and it can get cold in the winter, but the house was very clean and cosy, and very homely. We loved the simplicity of it.
Romi, the manager, was one of the best guys we have met in India. Professional and on point, he made our time there run very smoothly.
Totally recommend the experience !
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Romi Samele, General Manager at Orchha Home-Stay
Responded 4 Apr 2020
We are glad that you could experience 'real village life' with the Yadav family and thank you for recommending us to other travellers. The home you stayed in was the first one we built ten years ago. There was no piped water connection in Ganj at the time and we installed Urine Diversion and dehydration toilets to conserve water and allow composting of waste. We have since changed the design of bathing rooms and toilets. Of the six homes that have guest rooms only two do not have running water at present. The other four are equipped with showers and western flush toilets. Guests are welcome to indicate their preference and we will allot rooms accordingly. We hope we will have another opportunity to host you in Orchha.
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Philipp wrote a review Dec 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's a small, family-run homestay just outside the city gates of Orchha. Nice and humble hosts, good food, very clean (!) rooms with AC and warm water. Breakfast is good, too. Prices are low and really worth every rupee. Recommended!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Friends of Orchha, General Manager at Orchha Home-Stay
Responded 6 Dec 2022
Orchha home-stay has started again, after a long time with the same enthusiasm, i don't know when you stayed with us But it is true that all our families are very nice, they take great care of their guests, but none of our rooms have AC We provide air cooler in summer season.
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IndiaSunrise wrote a review Jan 2015
Monfalcone, Italy
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were travelling around all Madhya Pradesh this year and our stay at Orchha Homestay has been one of the best experiences of our trip.
We had arranged it by email with Mrs. Asha and everything was simply perfect.
We have marvellous memories of our two nights there: both the villages, Ganj and Orchha, are two gems you can easily discover by bike (we rent them directly at our homestay). All the people we met were helpful and friendly.
The house we were staying in (Mukesh's one) was comfortable and clean, as it was the attached bathroom.
The food, homemade by his mother, was excellent: pure, tasty Indian food. Sharing dinner and breakfast (and travel tales) sitting in the courtyard with 2 other travellers (Tom and Brian, great to have met them!) has made it all unforgettable.
A great thank to Ashok too, so kind, friendly and professional, for his work and company.
Silvia e Emiliano (Nov, 2013)
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Date of stay: February 2014
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Asha D, Manager at Orchha Home-Stay
Responded 26 Jan 2015
I'm so glad you enjoyed the home-stay as well as the opportunity to befriend other travellers. Thanks for giving us full marks and for appreciating Ashok's work. We are sponsoring him for a degree in hotel management so he will become even more professional soon. For the information of other travellers, our toilets and bathing rooms are a few feet away from the rooms and are also used by the families. So please don't expect an 'attached bathroom'. These are cleaned every day by Deepu as we know how much cleanliness matters to our guests. Do keep good memories of your stay.
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sachi_mavinkurve wrote a review Nov 2013
Mumbai, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is simply fantastic! There is no other word to describe it. The rooms are traditional rooms. The bathroom and toilet is outside but that just makes the experience of living in a village richer. The family is hospitable and loving. The food here is scrumptious. The host family went out of their way to make things comfortable for us. The cooked the most delicious meals. It wasn't long before we befriended them and their dog Sheru.
The co-ordinator Mr. Ashok also went out of his way to arrange things for us including transportation to far off villages. The Orchha homestay also rents bicycles.
The homestay is a twenty minute walk from the main market and the Ram Raja mandir. The mahals and temples worth seeing are nearby too.
The prices are reasonable but after the love they give you, you wouldn't mind paying extra. The overall experience was fantastic and filled with rich memories.
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Date of stay: November 2013
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Asha D, Manager at Orchha Home-Stay
Responded 22 Nov 2013
Thanks very, very much for this touching review. Its balm on our hearts after a couple of rather negative ones we've had of late. Seru is part of the family too! Keep the good memories and come again if you have the opportunity.
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Paul and Fiona Travel wrote a review Feb 2013
Monchique, Portugal
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Orccha Home-Stay is a NGO project to allow villagers to benefit from range of tourist attractions in the area of Orccha.

6 homestays have been set up. Each of them has a room specifically built for tourists as well as a western toilet and a cleaning room (not really a proper shower but there is a shower head - cold water bu they will provide a bucket of hot water if you ask for it). The rooms are very clean with concrete floors, chairs and furniture. In fact in our room which has 4 beds there is more space than there was in our previous guest house. The beds are comfortable (by Indian standards), mosquito nets are provided (although we went in winter so not necessary) and we were warm enough (fortunately the mist which seems to cover most of India at that time of year was not present for our visit)

Each of the homestays is run by a different family and all the admin is handled by Asha and Ashok. They will also arrange for transport from Jhansi station to the homestay and will meet you personally when you arrive. The village is about 2km from Orccha and easy to walk to. I would recommend at least 2 nights to do it justice. There is a fair amount to see - and you walk everywhere (very little in the way of public transport).

We stayed with Cusham and her family where we had breakfast each morning and enjoyed two evening meal. The food is simple and Cusham and her family joined us for the second meal. We were also fortunate to be in town for the festival of Rama and we walked in to town to watch it on the second night that we stayed. Sadly, this experience was marred by the fact that western women are clearly not seen often and the men made my wife and daughter uncomfortable with their incessant staring (also experienced in Delhi).

The town has a number of palaces and temples which are worth visiting. Don't miss the mausoleums and when you go look out for the vultures roosting there.

When you get home in the evening, its worth taking a walk to the big tree and beyond (its in a field close to the homestays) where you get a fantastic view over Orccha and most of the landmarks.

Don't miss this spot if you are visiting India - its well worth the effort!

More info : http://herrmannsinindia.blogspot.com/2012/12/16-december-2012-orccha.html
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Date of stay: December 2012
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from Orchha homestay
Orchha, India3 contributions
There must be an error in the address because we haven't received your mail. Make sure you spell Orchha with two h's. Do resend you mail please and I will reply immediately. You are welcome to come in Jan or Feb. We have plenty of rooms available. Look forward to hearing from you. Best regards. Asha
Answer from Orchha homestay
Orchha, India3 contributions
Hi, Sorry for keeping you waiting for a reply. Yes, it's possible to visit Khajuraho in a day and return if you leave Orchha early morning at about 6.30 am. Then you can visit Khajuraho and leave at about 4 pm. The drive takes about 3 hours each way. Let me know if you would like to reserve a room at the home-stay for your stay. We organize taxis for our guests who wish to visit Khajuraho. Best regards, Asha
Answer from Orchha homestay
Orchha, India3 contributions
We do have rooms available for October 27 and 28 and will be happy to welcome you. Yes, non-veg food is served on request and we also arrange transport from Jhansi station. Let me know if you wish to reserve. Asha D'Souza
Answer from Orchha homestay
Orchha, India3 contributions
Dear Vanessa, We would like to welcome you to the home-stay but unfortunately all our rooms are reserved on Feb 20 and 21. We can accommodate you any other time. You just need to send a mail or call. You will find us in Lonely Planet and Rough Guide. There are buses from Khajuraho to Jhansi - you can get off at Orchha Tiegela (T-junction). There's a passenger train that leaves Khajuraho at 12.30 and reaches Orchha station at about 6 pm, and there's the Khajuraho-Udaipur Exp that leaves at 9.30 and reaches Jhansi at 13.30. From there you can get taxis and autos for the 18km ride to Orchha. Hope this is helpful and sorry about Feb 21.
Answer from Orchha homestay
Orchha, India3 contributions
Hello. You can contact me on +91-9993385405 or 9410762072. Look forward to hearing from you, Best regards, Asha
nishitjainsethi wrote a tip Aug 2021
Bhopal, India3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Accessibility back to room at late night may feel troublesome due to lack of proper street lights."
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harshvardhansinghk wrote a tip Nov 2017
64 contributions21 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't have preferences. The manager chooses the family turn wise. All rooms are good."
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krobar-oz wrote a tip Feb 2017
PerthWestOz69 contributions136 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just enjoy what you are given!"
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Lucas I wrote a tip Sept 2016
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"each room will provide a different window into the family life; a beautful experience"
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ivi284 wrote a tip Dec 2015
Sheffield, United Kingdom87 contributions36 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book directly with Friends of Orchha, through booking.com you end up paying 350-400 Rs more per night!"
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₹919 - ₹919 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Orchha Home-Stay
Which popular attractions are close to Orchha Home-Stay?
Nearby attractions include Jahangir Mahal (1.8 km), Orchha Fort (1.7 km), and Chhatris Cenotaphs (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Orchha Home-Stay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Orchha Home-Stay?
Top room amenities include a desk, a mosquito net, and a seating area.
Is parking available at Orchha Home-Stay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Orchha Home-Stay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Indiana Restaurant, Cafe NoMads, and Open Sky Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Orchha Home-Stay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Swedish, and Norwegian.
Are there any historical sites close to Orchha Home-Stay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Jahangir Mahal (1.8 km), Orchha Fort (1.7 km), and Raja Mahal (1.7 km).
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