Orchha Fort
Orchha Fort
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  • gpradeepshenoy
    Bengaluru, India1,078 contributions
    Must visit place in Orchha
    Orchha fort complex is about 5-7 minutes walk from Ram raja temple . Orchha fort complex has Raja mahal , Jehangir Mahal , sheesh Mahal ( sheesh Mahal is now converted into a hotel and restaurant ). The entrance ticket for orcha fort which includes entrance ticket for Raja mahal , Jehangir Mahal , Royal chattris and laxmi temple is Rs 12 per Person. There is a light and sound show daily at Orchha fort . I went for the English show which starts at 7:30 pm and costs Rs 200 er person. The duration of light and sound show is one hour and I will suggest all those who are interested in history to watch light and sound show here. Light and sound show in hindi starts at 8:30 Pm Try to reach this fort in early morning say at about 9 am to avoid heat as the day progresses and also it's good to hire a guide for Raja mahal and Jehangir mahal. The guide charges are fixed and displayed at ticket counter . Orcha fort complex also has a audio guide system. Also do have sufficient stock of drinking water when visiting this fort.
    Traveled solo
    Written August 20, 2021
  • RkRoadie
    Pune, India625 contributions
    Very big fort from inside
    There is parking near ticket counter as well as one can park near Ram Raja Temple parking and walk for 300 meters towards fort. The parking is Rs.30 per car. The entry ticket is Rs.10 per person (less than 15 years is free). Note : Keep this ticket safe as you need to show it while entering Raja Mahal, Chattris and LaxmiNarayan Temple. Once you enter the fort you will feel the vastness of it. There are courtyards and steps to reach at different level. One has to walk and climb it to see the views. Once you are done with main fort complex then you can visit Raja Mahal which is separate complex beside fort. You can see paintings on wall which are painted few hundred years ago. In Raja Mahal as well you need to climb stairs and walk in courtyard hence keep a bottle of water along with you. There are few other complex as well beside main fort.
    Written November 15, 2021
  • Shonil_B
    Pune, India332 contributions
    Representation of Bundelkhand
    The Fort is strategically built in such a way that it is on a natural island formed by Betwa river. This was for the safety from enemies during old days. You need to cross the bridge to reach the fort. The sound and light show is conducted in this fort in the evening. It is worth a watch. I would recommend watching the sound and light show in the evening and then watch these palaces and other attractions of the town after then on the next day. It will give a better idea about the orchha town and palaces. This fort consists of mainly 2 parts. The Raja Mahal and Jehangir Mahal. My reviews about these two places is written in the respective attractions. The other palace is Sheesh Mahal which is converted into hotel. Rai Parveen mahal can be a avoided place.
    Written April 12, 2020
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Biju N
Mumbai, India59 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Hidden architectural gem of Madhya Pradesh, Orchha and this fort is a great place to relive and marvel at our rich and magnificent past. The fort is huge and has multiple levels. The central courtyard is the main attraction and you get a feel of how magnificent it may have been in the past. The place has rich history associated with it, so hire a guide else roam around the fort and that itself will take 2 to 3 hours if you combine it with the nearby Chaturbhuj temple.
Written January 6, 2023
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Vasundhara O
Indore, India39 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
The fort is beautiful and every corner is full of history. Remember to take a guide as only then one can appreciate the beauty of the fort. Seeing the fort without a guide us actually meaningless.
The sound and light show is also good and throws light on the history of Orcha. It is good in its own way, you will enjoy it as long as you don't compare it to the sound and light shoes at the Delhi or Golconda fort .
The fort is a must visit
Written December 31, 2022
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gayatripune
Pune District, India4 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
The fort is restored well & they provide audioport. Most of the buildings are beautiful .We attended sound & light show as well but we were not impressed with it. It needs new effects
Written November 3, 2022
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Aimless Vagabonds
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India46 contributions
Aug 2022
The Orchha fort is a must visit, the stories around the origin of the place, the kings and the development of the fort are fascinating and the guides here do great justice to them. Its appalling though that these heritage properties are not well funded and thus aren't in their best state.
Written September 26, 2022
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z1n2
India90 contributions
Dec 2021
This is a must visit monument at Orchha and arguably the place's best attraction. Maintenance of all monuments at Orchha leaves a lot to be desired and the fort is no exception. It is still a beautiful place to visit and the audio guide is quite informative. To see the all the different places within the fort and enjoy the place at a leisurely pace it will take at least 3 hours.
Written May 21, 2022
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Kuntal83
Mumbai, India150 contributions
Mar 2022
We started from the Raja Mahal and then to Jahangir Mahal and travesed our way to Raja Ram Mandir and Chatrabuj Mandir. We also visited the chatris which were built for all the kings. The most spectacular place for us was the Laxmi Mandir at the outskirts of orchha. At every place Sunilji gave us a brief overview of the place and patiently highlighted all the key aspects. We were transported back to the bundela time.

We recommend to take a guide to best soak in the history. We highly recommend Sunil guide for orchha.His no is 7000482377/ 99935 07993.

He did not show any kind of tiresome even though the sun was scorching hot and patiently spent 3 hours with us.
Written March 22, 2022
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Santhosh Gnanasurian
Chennai District, India234 contributions
Dec 2021
Must visit lovely fort but not well maintained. Light and Sound show is awesome. The sunset view from fort is excellent. Hiring a guide is recommended as he /she can explain the history of the city, fort including chaturbhuj temple , Rai Parveen mahal etc.
Written February 2, 2022
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Trip251903
Mumbai, India2 contributions
Dec 2021
Excellent architecture by the Bundelkhand Kings. Raja mahal, Rani mahal and the paintings are very good., Jehangir palace, Sheesh Mahal( now PP Tourism Hotel) are also equally good.However for elders like us (over 70 years ) climbing the fort and the stairs is difficult.
We visited in Mid Dec. 21. The cold climate, natural air and ambience was very enjoyable.
Written December 26, 2021
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RkRoadie
Pune, India625 contributions
Nov 2021
There is parking near ticket counter as well as one can park near Ram Raja Temple parking and walk for 300 meters towards fort. The parking is Rs.30 per car. The entry ticket is Rs.10 per person (less than 15 years is free).

Note : Keep this ticket safe as you need to show it while entering Raja Mahal, Chattris and LaxmiNarayan Temple.

Once you enter the fort you will feel the vastness of it. There are courtyards and steps to reach at different level. One has to walk and climb it to see the views. Once you are done with main fort complex then you can visit Raja Mahal which is separate complex beside fort. You can see paintings on wall which are painted few hundred years ago. In Raja Mahal as well you need to climb stairs and walk in courtyard hence keep a bottle of water along with you. There are few other complex as well beside main fort.
Written November 16, 2021
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Ashok M
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Couples
We visited Orchha on 26th Oct. Stayed at MP Tourism's Sheesh Mahal Palace Hotel (Maharani Suite). Memorable experience of staying in a Palace with great Hospitality & delicious food. A very polite & cooperative staff. All other sight seeing Palaces & Raja Ram Temple were within the same campus / adjacent to the Hotel. A peaceful & wonderful town on the bank of river Betma with lush green forests all around.
Written November 11, 2021
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