Run with us in Orchha, a ancient town seems frozen in time, with its many monuments continuing to retain their original grandeur even to this day.




The historic town of Orchha, nestled on the banks of river Betwa, was founded in the 16th century by the Bundela Rajput Chief, Rudra Pratap. Here, the river Betwa splits into seven channels, also called the Satdhara. Legend goes that this is in honour of the seven erstwhile Chiefs of Orchha.


Date: -
Venue: Hotel Sheesh Mahal, Orchha
Distances: 5K, 10K, 21K
Reporting Time: To be announced
Run Start: To be announced
Kit pickup: To be announced

How to reach Orchha

Getting to Orchha

Orchha is a short 20 km drive from Jhansi and just across the MP/UP border.Jhansi is well connected by road and rail to Delhi, M.P. and the rest of the country so plan your trip via Jhansi. Cabs, buses and autos ply frequently between Jhansi and Orchha.

Orchha Hotels and Homestays

Orchha: Hotel options

Orchha is a small town but has lots of hotel and accommodation options catering to most budgets. Most hotels are also within walking distance of the run start point - MP Tourism Hotel Sheesh Mahal within the Orchha Palace complex.

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Orchha 2019 Run T-shirt

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orchha run routes

GHR Orchha Run Routes

They're a combination of road and trail and traverse some of Orchha's iconic heritage sites - its fort, the chattris and temples. Read more about the 5KM, 10KM and 21KM run routes here.

Orchha points of interest

There's lots to see in Orchha

The Orchha Fort Complex, situated on the banks of the Betwa has many palaces to explore. The nearby Chhattris or cenotaphs are worth a visit too. And see if you can spot a vulture while you're there - they're known to be very silent and still.

Orchha: Travel itineraries

Since you're in the region, we suggest combining your trip to Orchha with a visit to nearby places like Khajuraho, Datia, Chanderi etc that are plentiful in its' history.

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