A weekend destination you must visit when in Madhya Pradesh


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Things To Do in Orchha | Madhya Pradesh Tourism

We all wait anxiously for the long weekends and one of the best parts of these weekends is the weekend getaways. After being locked inside our homes for several months due to the coronavirus pandemic, now stepping out with safety precautions is the new normal that we all are getting used to. Do visit Orchha, an amazing destination to explore in the Heart of Incredible India. A weekend trip to this quaint destination is a perfect escapade from your routine life.

Read on to know what all you can do and explore when in Orchha....

Heritage walk 

Learn the history of Orchha's indomitable chhatris and monuments that speak volumes about this quiet, charming town. This heritage stroll will take you through various architectural beauties including a visit to the fort complex and its splendid palaces. The heritage walks that are conducted here are divided into 2 tours. In the first heritage walk, you can opt to explore the entire fort complex which includes Raja Mahal, Jahangir Mahal, and Rai Parveen Mahal. At the fort complex, you can even take up the option of an audio guide at the ticket counter. The other heritage walk includes a temple complex that will get you to explore Ram Raja temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, Laxminarayan Temple, and Chhatris. 

Sound and light show 

This brilliant audiovisual medium covers the history of Orchha and it is one of the interesting things to do while exploring this peaceful town. The son-et-Lumiere gives you an insight into interesting historical tales. Amazing narration and the visuals take you back to the era and you feel as if you are physically present in those historic events that had taken place back then. The sound and light show takes place in the evening in 2 languages- Hindi 7.45-8.45 pm and English 6.30- 7.30 pm at Raja Mahal. Once you are done with sightseeing throughout the day, you can choose to conclude your day by watching this amazing sound and light show.  


Enjoy the stunning beauty of Orchha when you pedal your way into this scenic town. Engage yourself in a cycle ride and go on to explore the panoramic views of River Betwa. If you wish then you can even explore Orchha via cycling and adore the monuments, forts, and palaces that narrate the historic background of this peaceful town. Orchha bird sanctuary is also an option to explore here. This remains open from sunrise to sunset.     

River Rafting 

With gushing water all around you, River Rafting in Orchha is a not to be missed adventure activity. Do plan a trip somewhere around October to December as these months are considered suitable to engage in river rafting. The thrill of rafting on the turbulent rapids of river Betwa is best enjoyed with your family or friends. During Rafting, the boatmen even stop at a few points to let you click pictures of the chhatris and they even give you interesting insights associated with the monuments that one can see while enjoying this adventure activity. You can even carry breakfast and in between on the stop points, you can even sip on a cup of coffee or enjoy eating your breakfast adoring the scenic views around. Do spend the time of your life experiencing all the adventure, riding the waves, getting splashed, and enjoying the tranquility of the river.