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Orchha Home-Stay
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

I stayed with Hari and family. What an experience! All comforts of a room with the warmth of the villagers. We spent a lazy day loafing and admiring the mahals and temples. Another lazy evening loafing in the market and eating pakoras...The home-stays are great to be at with friends or family or for a solo unwinding experience.
This is not just another rural get away. This is an experience that combines village life with city comforts. Go there for some good time, a lesson into history, cycle around and talk to the friendly but non-intrusive villagers.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

This was definitely a highlight on my trip.
The Prajapati family was great, i felt really welcomed and they did the best food i had in India.
The whole atmosphere is awesome, pace all around and friendly people.
I would go back any time.
Thanks!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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3  Thank nanooo
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

The Orccha Home-Stay is a NGO project to allow villagers to benefit from range of tourist attractions in the area of Orccha.

6 homestays have been set up. Each of them has a room specifically built for tourists as well as a western toilet and a cleaning room (not really a proper shower but there is a shower head - cold water bu they will provide a bucket of hot water if you ask for it). The rooms are very clean with concrete floors, chairs and furniture. In fact in our room which has 4 beds there is more space than there was in our previous guest house. The beds are comfortable (by Indian standards), mosquito nets are provided (although we went in winter so not necessary) and we were warm enough (fortunately the mist which seems to cover most of India at that time of year was not present for our visit)

Each of the homestays is run by a different family and all the admin is handled by Asha and Ashok. They will also arrange for transport from Jhansi station to the homestay and will meet you personally when you arrive. The village is about 2km from Orccha and easy to walk to. I would recommend at least 2 nights to do it justice. There is a fair amount to see - and you walk everywhere (very little in the way of public transport).

We stayed with Cusham and her family where we had breakfast each morning and enjoyed two evening meal. The food is simple and Cusham and her family joined us for the second meal. We were also fortunate to be in town for the festival of Rama and we walked in to town to watch it on the second night that we stayed. Sadly, this experience was marred by the fact that western women are clearly not seen often and the men made my wife and daughter uncomfortable with their incessant staring (also experienced in Delhi).

The town has a number of palaces and temples which are worth visiting. Don't miss the mausoleums and when you go look out for the vultures roosting there.

When you get home in the evening, its worth taking a walk to the big tree and beyond (its in a field close to the homestays) where you get a fantastic view over Orccha and most of the landmarks.

Don't miss this spot if you are visiting India - its well worth the effort!

More info : http://herrmannsinindia.blogspot.com/2012/12/16-december-2012-orccha.html

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Very good place to stay. The concept is very good. Asha is doing a great work. Would love to stay again. Rambabu family we stayed with are great host. talking to asha was amazing experience. We were with a small kid but they made it so comfortable for us.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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1  Thank sandeepkj
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We went as a family with our teenage children and enjoyed experiencing village life. The people were very gracious and hospitable and our son enjoyed playing with the village boys. We went in winter when it was very cold and with heavy fog. For us it felt like camping in winter as the room was cold and we didn't take showers. The experience would be much better when it is warmer.

Room Tip: Room was cold in winter - probably best to stay in the warmer months.
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank sunbird2
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Asha D, Manager at Orchha Home-Stay, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2013

Yes, this is a particularly cold winter. Our rooms are not heated but we have warm quilts to snuggle into at night and the families provide a bucket of steaming hot water for you to bathe whenever you want. We've had a few misty days but generally winters are sunny and pleasant during the day in Orchha. Glad your son enjoyed the company of the kids of the neighbourhood and hopefully the sun will be out during your next visit.

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