Orchha is a town in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh
state, India. The town was the seat of an eponymous former princely
state of central India, in the Bundelkhand region. Orchha lies on
the Betwa River, 15 km. from Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh.
Orchha was founded in the 1501 AD by the Bundela chief, Rudra
Pratap Singh, who became the first King of Orchha, ) and also built
the Fort of Orchha.The Chaturbhuj Temple was built, during the time
of Akbar, by the Queen of Orchha, while Raj Mandir was built by
Madhukar Shah during his reign, 1554 to 1591
Nearest airport is at Gwalior (119 km), which is connected with
regular flights from Delhi & Bhopal.
Nearest railhead is Jhansi (15 km), on the Delhi-Mumbai and
Delhi-Chennai main lines. All major mail and express trains stop at
Orchha lies on a diversion from the Jhansi-Khajuraho road. Regular
bus services connect Orchha with Jhansi. Tempos and taxis are also