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Orchha Home-Stay

Lakshmi Mandir Road Ganj Mohalla, Orchha 472246 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#2 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Orchha
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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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Danish, German, Norwegian and 1 more
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Nejma L wrote a review Feb 2020
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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
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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Diletta wrote a review Jan 2020
Modena, Italy6 contributions
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
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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Anindita B wrote a review Nov 2019
Anand, India125 contributions49 helpful votes
I must thank Mr Romi, Kusum and Manoj for their love and hospitality. Homely stay with tasty food. They even took care of my old mother who could not move around the town and stayed back during the day time. It was a lovely stay and we celebrated Diwali along with the community children. It was a bit challenging for my mother as the wash rooms are bit far from the room and because of her age, she had to use the washroom several times during the night. Otherwise a good stay.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from Betwa, Manager at Orchha Home-Stay
Responded 18 Dec 2019
Thank you so much for your appreciation. We were glad to help your mother - our host families have great respect for the elderly. Some of our homes have wash rooms very close to the room, others a few metres away. It all depends on the layout of their courtyards. Next time we will be happy to give you a room with the wash room right next to it.
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Marlou P wrote a review Apr 2019
12 contributions10 helpful votes
The family we stayed at was so friendly, lovely and welcoming. The children speak English very well and the room is clean! You’ll experience the lifestyle of people in rural areas and it’s definitely not touristic.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Romi S, Manager at Orchha Home-Stay
Responded 15 Apr 2019
Thanks very much for your appreciation. We do try our best to maintain high standards of cleanliness and want tourists to have a peek into the lives of small farmers, artisans and labourers - the majority of India's rural population. They too benefit from interacting with people from different countries. You are a window on the world for those who have little opportunity to travel. So thanks very much for coming and for encouraging others to come too.
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Mia W wrote a review Apr 2019
Montreal, Canada4 contributions1 helpful vote
Without knowing much about this village we really lucked out. We were welcomed into the Yadav family and had an absolutely fabulous stay. We participated in their daily life, from cooking, schooling, to visiting the farm. During our stay we met the founder of this project, a passionate woman who made this dream into a reality. Many local families are involved in this project and the homestays connect them with the outside world and especially bring a much-needed extra source of income. The Yadav's home is basic, but very comfortable with everything we needed, including a private room with a comfortable bed with a good fan, a shower, a common area to meet with the family and delicious food. A big thank you to Kiran, Surendra, Mini, Khushi and of course Mojo. We really do hope to return one day - or at least keep in touch with the family.
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Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Romi S, Manager at Orchha Home-Stay
Responded 2 Apr 2019
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with Surendra, Kiran, the girls and Mojo and I'm sure they liked your company too. You're right - the homestay has not only been successful in increasing incomes of the host families and raising their living standards, it has also been a bridge to other cultures and places that they will never travel to. Both Mini and Khushi whom we have sponsored for school, have done brilliantly in their exams, Kiran continues to make delicious meals and Surendra is always willing to lend a helping hand. Do stay in touch and come again.
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IndiaMadhya PradeshTikamgarh DistrictOrchha
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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 (1.8 km), and Ram Raja Temple (1.4 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 Orchha, Open Sky Restaurant, and Cafe NoMads.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Orchha Home-Stay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian.
Are there any historical sites close to Orchha Home-Stay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Jahangir Mahal (1.8 km), Orchha Fort (1.8 km), and Raja Mahal (1.7 km).