The 3-hours drive to Orchha brings you to this medieval riverside city by lunchtime. The afternoon sightseeing will include its three palaces and embrace some of the numerous pavilions, lodges and temples that can be glimpsed in the nearby heavily wooded hills. Explore the stunning battlement walls and huge palace-fort on the banks of River Betwa and the chain of several connected palace structures. The fort is dotted with multitude of cenotaphs or chhatris and various impressive temples and tombs.
Overnight stay at Orchha
Snow Leopard Adventures is pleased to announce the launch of Camp Blue Bull, an adventure camp in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh. The camp, set up by the Betwa River, offers guests an opportunity to combine the thrill of adventure with the rich cultural heritage of the region.
The name Orchha literally translates to, "hidden". True to its name, Orchha lies obscured from sight amidst lush green dark woods along the Betwa river. The rambling ruins of Orchha have many a tale to tell. Legend has it that Orchha was founded in the 16th century by the Bundela Rajput ruler, Rudra Pratap Singh, when his capital Garhkurar fell to the Tughlaqs. In 1525, the ruler Raja Rudra Pratap decided on "hidden" Orchha as his capital as he wanted to protect his headquarters from further invasion. His successors reigned till 1783 in this state after which their capital moved to Tikamgarh. A destination on the cultural circuit, Orchha is easily accessible from Jhansi, Gwalior and Khajuraho.Accommodation at the camp is in comfortably done up safari tents and as usual safety, service and minimum impact tourism will be indelible parts of Snow Leopard Adventures operations in Orchha.
After Breakfast we will depart to Gwalior for onward connection.