The Holy River Betwa in Orchha

The quaint little town of Orchha that is famed for its architectural marvels and tourist attractions basks prettily on the banks of the Betwa River. The nondescript Madhya Pradesh town literally means ‘hidden’ and rests in the Bundelkhand region along the Betwa River.


A close look at the geographical facts about Orchha, a landlocked town reveals that it is primarily drained by the Betwa River. Also known as the Vetravati, the Betwa River originates from the mountains of North India and meanders through the plains to enter Madhya Pradesh from the west and flow through Orchha. A tributary of the Yamuna River, the confluence of the Betwa and the Yamuna Rivers takes place in the Hamirpur town, in the vicinity of Orchha.

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The river also finds ample mention in the ancient epics like the Mahabharata. The Betwa River finds mention as the Shuktimati River in the mythological texts as the venerable river on whose banks the capital of the Chedi kingdom rested.

People coming to Orchha get mesmerized to see the beauty river Betwa that borders great example of historical architecture in the form of massive cenotaphs. The monks and devotees make sure to take a holy dip into the River Betwa while adventure seekers enjoy river rafting in its flowing currents.

Book your stay with….

Amar Mahal
Orchha, District Tikamgarh,
Madhya Pradesh – INDIA
Tel : + 917680252102, 252202
Fax : +917680-252203

 

 

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