Dating back to the 1531 this historic village lying on the banks of the undulating Betwa River boasts some impressive 16th century Mughal architecture. A much more laidback stay that its bustling neighbor, Khajuraho, it is a great place to come and unwind and take in some of the rich history of the surrounding area. Our pick of the best places to stay in Orchha include some historic properties as well as incredible value for money.
With plenty of excellent walking and cycling, plus river rafting on the Betwa River it is great for travellers who appreciate the great outdoors and want to experience an authentic slice of rural India.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Orchha are popular choices, so do yourself a favour and book early if you're planning to visit in high season.
Still not sure which to book? From resort chic to regal charm browse through our list of the best places to stay in Orchha to start to plan your trip, or for a wider choice check out all our Madhya Pradesh recommendations. Or contact one of our friendly gurus for advice.
On the Betwa river and a short distance from Orchha and its historical must-sees Orchha Resort boasts luxury air-con tents, villas and rooms. With a swimming pool, spa, hotel entertainment and light shows in town - there is something for everyone. A great spot to relax after a day of culture.
Orchha (Near Jahangir Palacem, Tikamgarh)
A hot spot inside the fort walls, Hotel Sheesh Mahal's eight rooms have all mod-cons at a great price! A stone's throw from the historical town alongside the Betwa river, with an in-house restaurant. Book in advance and enjoy the proximity to the light show and sleeping in the great fort.
Dripping in regal history, Amar Mahal over looks the Betwa river and the cenotaphs of Orchha. Rooms are spacious and beautifully designed; decked with traditional art works and antique furnishings. With its fine dining options as well, this heritage hotel is an ideal blend of luxury and culture.