Location of Orchha

The location of Orchha or Urchha sheds light on the topography, climate and other physiographic and geographic features about Orchha, an ancient Madhya Pradesh town. Situated in Madhya Pradesh's Tikamgarh District, the historically famous town basks prettily on the banks of the Betwa River.

The quaint little town of Orchha encompasses the latitudinal meridians between 25 degrees 35 minutes North and 25 degrees 21 minutes North on one hand and the longitudinal meridians from 78 degrees 65 minutes East to 78 degrees 39 minutes East on the other. The town is perched at an elevation of 231 m above mean sea level.

The erstwhile princely state is a part of the terrains of the Bundelkhand region and is located in the propinquity of Jhansi (16 km away), the kingdom of the fearless Rani Laxmibai who had fought valiantly in order to protect her empire from the British during the tumultuous freedom movement. Tehri was the former capital of the Orchha during the medieval era. The other noteworthy towns and cities situated around Orchha include Simra, Baragaon, Bijoli, Pirthipur, Khailar, Hansari Gird and Barwa Saga.

The nomenclature of the term Orchha connotes "hidden" in the local dialect. The town that was once a flourishing kingdom established by the Bundela chieftain Rudra Pratap Singh is roughly divided into two zones. As tourists approach the town from the main road, they are greeted by the grand palace area that houses a large number of imperial palaces, majestic forts and other royal edifices on the right, while the bucolic hamlets rest in the left. Numerous primordial buildings, venerable shrines and archaic gateways are peppered all over the town.

Last Updated on 19/06/2013