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==Get in==
From [[Agra]]/[[Delhi]]/[[Gwalior]]: Take a train to [[Jhansi]] station, and then you have two options. The easier but more expensive option is you can hire a car or auto-rickshaw to Orchha which is 15KM away. By auto-rickshaw, it takes about 40 minutes; by car, 20 minutes. The listed price at the pre-paid taxi stand was 200 rupees, however, you'll have to negotiate the price with the driver that you take. A cheaper way is to pile into one of the auto-rickshaws outside the train station which serve as a bus shuttle-- see if it's going to the bus station, which should only cost 10 rupees this way. From the bus station there are other shuttle auto-rickshaws that head to Orchha for 20 rupees per person, though you might have to wait a few minutes till it leaves; they only go when full.
You can reach Orchha while returning to [[Jhansi]] from [[Khajuraho]], as a detour. While coming to Jhansi from Khajuraho, when you reach on the outskirts of Jhansi city, take left on the Orchha ''Tigaila''(triangle). That road will lead to Orchha.
There is a small railway station at Orchha in which only very few trains stop. Jhansi - Khajuraho Passenger(229A) has stoppage at Orchha. Khajuraho - Jahnsi Jhansi passenger (230A) reaches Orchha by 4:45Pm. Orchha railway station is 5Kms away from Orchha town. Hire a rickshaw and pay 50Rs Rs. 50 max to get to Orchha.RITESH YADAV IN RIVAR SIDE
==Get around==
The village is small enough that you can walk most of itjust about anywhere.Orchha To Khajuraho around 185Km about 4 hours by taxi.
==See==
* '''Cenotaphs''': There are 14 Chhatris or Memorials to the rulers of Orchha, grouped along the Kanchan Ghat of the river Betwa on the south end of town. You can climb up to the roof for views of the river.
[[Image:Orchha_sawan_bhado_towers.jpg|thumb|Sawan Bhado Twin towers]]
MAA.VINDYVASNI MINDER IN RIVAR
==Buy==
==Eat==
There are a number of small quaint street restaurants near the entrance to the palaces, serving inexpensive Indian, Asian and assorted "Western" cuisine.
*<eat name="Didi's Cafe" alt="" address="Near Ganpati Hotel, Main Road, Orchha" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="8am-6pm" price="good value" lat="" long="">Run by Irish 'Didi' and her Indian husband, Loyal, this is a great place to relax, read books .... and drink strong coffee!! . Only serves Western food and snacks, but also does pasta occasionally - and great cakes if enough people are in town! . Both the Banoffi Pie and chocolate cheesecake are great. Not in </eat>*<eat name="Khajuraho Foo P" alt="" address="Main Road, near Blue Sky Restaurant" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Good, cheap food prepared by an adorable Indian woman named Puja and served by her friendly, talkative husband, Nayek. They also offer cooking classes: you choose what you want to learn from the guidebooks yetmenu, as opened less than a year - but read they take you to the comments in kitchen and show you how to prepare it, and then you get to eat the visitor's book if final product. Even better, you pay what you want think the cooking lesson was worth (plus the cost of the meal).</eat>*<eat name="Krishna palace view roof top restaurant" alt="" address="between hotel Ganpati and Fort view guesthouse" directions="Main road Orchha" phone="+919893207798" url="[email protected]" hours="07:30 AM to 10:30 PM" price="10 Rs to check how good it 100 Rs" lat="" long="">Restaurant with a beautiful view of the palace. You can enjoy tasty Indian, Chinese and Continental food. The dishes are prepared with fresh market produce. The menu offers many choices at attractive prices. But this place is!primarily a meeting place and you will be warmly welcomed by Ravi.</eat>
==Drink==
Orchha has does not have a booze wine shop in , and the closest one is 8km down the prominent market placeroad. DonYou't expect big brands herell pass it if you drive in from Jhansi. Some restaurants will sell beer for Rs.180, but there are no bars or private pubs. If you stay at the pricier accommodations suggested here, you 'll also have an attached bar option. But otherwise there are no bars or private pubs.
==Sleep==
 
*<sleep name="The Orchha Resort" alt="Oswal Motels & Resort Ltd" address="Kanchanghat, Orchha distt. Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh . 472246" directions="Our resort located the retreat of river ' BETWA' , Orchha in Madhya Pradesh is an interesting destination. This medieval city with forts, palaces and temples retains the perfect old world charm. The destination has of late gained tremendous popularity with those who prefer to travel central India. The rich history of the region has endowed the city with many tourist attractions in Orchha. Being close to Jhansi and Khajuraho communication network in Orchha is very convenient. Travel.mapsofindia brings you complete information on how to reach Orchha.How to Reach Orchha by Air: The nearest airport from Orchha is Khajuraho. Khajuraho being one of the main destinations in India is an important domestic airport. Several airlines connect it to other major cities like Delhi, Varanasi.How to reach Orchha by Road: Orchha lies on the road between Jhansi (19 Km) and Khajuraho (178 Km). Gwalior, another important destination in Madhya Pradesh, is only 120kms away from Orchha by road.How to Reach Orchha by Rail: The nearest railhead is Jhansi, which is also a key junction in central India. Several trains link connect Jhansi to the rest of the country. " phone="+919319555232 / +91562 - 2225712" url="www.orchharesort.com" checkin="12 Noon" checkout="12 Noon" price=" Rs.3350 - Rs.4350" lat="" long="">We welcome you to visit the picturesque and relaxing world of The Orchha Resort.
 
Our resort is situated on the banks of river Betwa 18 Kms from Jhansi railway station, away from the hustle –bustle of town in a calm and serene area ( 100% non polluted ) . It is well connected by road and train from Delhi , Agra , Gwalior , Kanpur , Lucknow & Khajuraho. Well decorated 32 rooms provide all international amenities and facilites .
 
‘Kaleva” –the restaurant offers mouth watering Indian, Chinese & Continental cuisine. The lounge bar offer a variety of mocktails and cocktails .Drinks can also be enjoyed at the poolside.
 
It also has a Spa which offers Kerala Ayurveda massages with sauna and steam bath.
 
FOR BOOKING & OFFERS - email - [email protected] / Kalyani Dagar - Cell - +919319555232</sleep>
===Budget===
* <sleep name="Temple View Guesthouse"
address="middle of town" phone="07680-252658"
price="Rs.100-200">Clean rooms, courtyard. Free bucket of hot water. Real family guesthouse with very friendly staff.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Gantapi Guesthouse" address="North end of town" phone="07680 252765" price="Rs.600" geo="25.353004,78.641317">Decent clean rooms, small garden with view of the palaces, hot water.</sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Om Guest House" alt="" address="" directions="about 200m behind Ram Raj Temple" phone="+91 9425342308; +91 9179436425" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rs.350-650">Newly opened in a more quiet part of the village. Offers 6 rooms, partially still under construction. Hot water in all rooms. Free WiFi "to be installed" (Jan 2012).</sleep>
===Mid-range===
* <sleep name="Sheesh Mahal" attached to "Jehangir Mahal" phone="07680 252624" price="Rs.2000-5000" geo="25.350716,78.643677">Situated in the palace, it is a beautifully designed hotel set in pristine heritage.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Betwa Retreat" alt="" address=" address "south directions="" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="2600rs (mar 13)" lat="" long="" end="end " of town" price="Rs.1000 - 5000of".> A resort located on the banks of the picturesque Betwa River, it has host of options like regular rooms and adventurous swiss tents. </sleep> * <sleep name="Amar Mahal " address "south end of town" phone="07680 252102" geo="25.344734,78.639332"> Amar Mahal is on a small hill just a stones throw away from the impressive cenotaphs on the Betwa river . The hotel is built and decorated in the traditional Bundelkhand architectural style . The strategic location ensures panoramic views of the monuments and the surrounding hills and forests . Almost every room has a view of some important monument. Amar Mahal has 46 rooms in total which include three categories , Deluxe , Super Deluxe and Suite [http://www.amarmahal.com]
* <sleep name="Amar Mahal" alt="" address="" directions="south end of town" phone="+91 7680 252102" email="" fax="" url="http://www.amarmahal.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="25.344734" long="78.639332">Amar Mahal is on a small hill just a stones throw away from the impressive cenotaphs on the Betwa river. The hotel is built and decorated in the traditional Bundelkhand architectural style. The strategic location ensures panoramic views of the monuments and the surrounding hills and forests. Almost every room has a view of some important monument. Amar Mahal has 46 rooms in total which include three categories, Deluxe, Super Deluxe and Suite</sleep>
* <sleep name="Betwa Cottages" address="south end of town" phone="" email="" info="run by the MP state tourism department." url="http://www.mptourism.com/dest/orchha_accomm.html" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
==Get out==
 *'''Jhansi''' - You can get an auto rickshaw driver to take you to Jhansi for around Rs.200120, or tell them you want to share the rickshaw (meaning you wait for it to be filled with 8-13 more people) and pay Rs.15 total. *'''Khajuraho''' - The only train to Khajuraho leaves Orchh train station at 7:25 am every day. It's a local train and makes many stops. The trip takes around 5 1/2 hours and is generally not very crowded; you can safely buy a ticket a half-hour before the train arrives and be assured of getting a seat Reaching the Orchha train station costs between Rs.10-20 in a shared rickshaw which can be found near the bus station.
A round trip to Khajuraho by taxi can be arranged at any of the travel agencies for around Rs.2000.
 
*'''Pranpur''' [http://indiauntravelled.com/pranpur.html]. - Located 60 km from Orchha. A good place to buy Chanderi Silk Saris directly from the weavers at affordable prices. Accommodation is provided at the Amraee Guest House, run by the village tourism committee. Weaving & craft workshops can be arranged on prior notice. Advance booking is required & can be made at +91 8527 141 626.
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