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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.
For Mughal charm
- Any mahal or palace promises to provide a regal stay, so the clue is in the name with Sheesh Mahal and Amar Mahal. With some impressive architecture on display they provide guests with a historic stay.
For cheap and chic
- With a pool, spa and sumptuous rooms you will not believe that Orchha Resort starts from just £25 a night. A great value stay without compromising on the quality.
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.
Best Hotels in Orchha
Orchha Resort 32 rooms from $31Orchha (Tikamgarh)
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.Sights nearby - Ram Raja Temple and many palaces are a must see.Great walks - Along the river, through town and to the temples and historical sites.Spa - Featuring Ayurvedic therapiesViews - Set on the Betwa river.
Sheesh Mahal 8 rooms from $67Orchha (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.Sights nearby - Jehangir Mahal is a 17th century islamic architectural must-see.Great walks - Use the Betwa riverbank as a guide for a good walk.Landmark - Best location in town.
Amar Mahal 46 rooms from $67Orchha (Tikamgarh)
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.Great walks - Up and down the Betwa river or to the many temples and even Persian pillars.Sights nearby - Sawan Bhado Pillars are Persian monuments in the heart of India.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorFour poster beds - For romantics.