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Places Near Orchha

There are many places near Orchha that one may visit on a day trip from here. Some of the prominent places near Orchha include Jhansi, Datia, Gwalior, and Shivpuri.

Situated at a distance of 17 kms from Orchha is the historical city of Jhansi. There are several places to visit in Jhansi. Jhansi Fort is the main attraction of the city that was built in 1613, by Raja Bir Singh Judao of Orchha. Located atop a rocky hill, the entire city of Jhansi can be seen from the fort. Apart from the fort, the Government Museum, Maharaja Gangadhar Rao ki Chhatri, Rani Mahal, Ganesh Mandir, Maha Lakshmi Temple, St Jude's Shrine, and Jhansi Museum are the other places worth exploring here.

Initially known as Daityavakra, Datia is located at a distance of 47 kms from Orchha. Buglamukhi Devi Temple, Gopeshwar Temple, Siddhapeeth of Shri Peetambra Devi and Sonagiri are the places worth visiting in Datia. These are the pilgrimage sites that attract thousands of devotees during festivals. Apart from these, visit Jahangir Mahal, which was built in 1620 AD and is a seven storied marvel that has 400 rooms with a towering height of 130 feet. The two stories are underground.

Gwalior, 119 kms away from Orchha is worth visiting. The forts, museums, monuments and palaces of Gwalior depict the brilliance of the architects. Apart from the Gwalior Fort, the most magnificent monument in the city, there are several palaces to visit in Gwalior and that include the Man Mandir Palace, Gujari Mahal, the Suraj Kund, Teli ka Mandir, the Gujari Mahal Archaeological Museum, the Scindia Museum, Tomb of Mohammad Ghaus and Gwalior Zoo.

Another interesting place near Orchha that you may visit is Shivpuri that is located at a distance of 121 kms. Shivpuri is well-known for its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Visit Chhatris to get a glimpse of the monuments of Madhav Rao Scindia and dowager queen Maharani Sakhya presenting Hindu and Islamic architectural styles. Karera Bird Sanctuary, Madhav National Park, Madhav Vilas Palace, Banganga temple, Siddheshwar temple, George Castle are some of the places in Shivpuri that are worth visiting.

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