A tranquil tiny village in the northern part of Madhya Pradesh, Orchha was once the capital of the majestic Bundelkhand Empire. The meaning of the place, Orchha is ‘a hidden place’ and it perfectly justifies this small village hidden by the forests, away from the main traffic area of Madhya Pradesh. Orchha was built during 16th century A.D by Rudra Pratap, the Bundela chieftain. These Bundelas, settled all over the North Indian plains and create a rich legacy for Orchha.
Orchha has become a major tourist attraction of Madhya Pradesh because of the number of beautifully built palaces, temples and cenotaphs built in the 16th and 17th centuries reflecting the rich Bundela art and architecture. There are a number of tourist attractions in Orchha which deserves special mention. Orchha is also well known for the beautiful banks of the River Betwa, either side of which is dotted with historical landmarks and monuments and the forests around it.