Orchha was founded in the 16th century and chosen as the site for his capital by the chieftain Rudra Pratap of Bundela Rajput clan . The place is along the Betwa river. The word Orchha means 'hidden'. When the Tughlaqs, who were ruling Delhi in the 15th century, pushed the Bundelkhand rajas out of Garkhundar, they retreated to distant Orchha. The city of Orchha is a showcase of medieval period where its monuments and historical structures still retaining their original grandeur.
National festivals like Dussera, Ganesh chaturthi, Holi, Diwali etc are celebrated here with othr poarts of the country.
Nearest airport is at Gwalior, which is connected with regular flights from Delhi & Bhopal. Khajuraho 170 kms.RAIL
Nearest railhead is Jhansi (16 km), on the Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Chennai main lines. All major mail and express trains stop at Jhansi.ROAD
Orchha lies on a diversion from the Jhansi-Khajuraho road. Regular bus services connect Orchha with Jhansi. Tempos and taxis are also available. Khajuraho 170 kms Shibpuri 117 kms, Gwalior 119 kms.