Bird Watching; a winter vacation delight in Orchha


This is so far a wonderful winter season in Orchha because vast areas of the wildlife sanctuary in Orchha are flooded – including parts that were dry in previous years. Many migratory birds including ducks and waders have only just started trickling in, but there is already an unmistakable buzz about the place.

River rafting

Orchha’s lakes, ponds, marshlands and grasslands are a haven for bird lovers.


The areas near river Betwa, have started witnessing thousands of‪ peaafowls and more than 71 species of other migratory birds from around the world, as the ‪winter season reaches its peak! Around 200 bird species can be found at Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary near the river ecosystem, which includes many in-house birds and various migrants from all over the World like peafowls, peacocks, swans, black swan, Jungle Bush Quail, minivet, stork, kingfisher, owls, woodpecker, geese, collared scops owls and many more.

It is truly a paradise of feathered life which provides unlimited opportunities to bird watchers. Various other lakes and ponds spread over the town offer the bird watchers an enthusiast opportunity to watch the activities of  birds.


Among the mogul ruins of the ancient Indian town of Orchha, are the huge Raja and Jahangir Mahals, the Chaturbhuj Temple and a collection of impressive chhatris (cenotaphs) on the banks of the River Betwa. Atop the rooftops of these decaying buildings roost a colony of Indian Vultures. They are huge birds, but we didn’t notice them at first as they blend into the baroque ornament of the spires and parapets. However when they spread their wings and take to the air, they cast shadows on the ground, and looking up… well, they are magnificent. When they alight again, they look so much a part of the roofline – medieval gargoyles, stern against the sky.

Vultures in Orchha Vultures in Orchha Vultures in Orchha

So, wait no more and go for  a bird watching spree as this is a hobby which has minimum requirements. …. All you need is a binocular!!

This could be the perfect time for you to sight the rare species of birds in the quaint town of cenotaphs and palaces: Orchha!!

For more details please contact…

Amar Mahal

Orchha, District Tikamgarh,

Madhya Pradesh – INDIA

Tel : + 917680252102, 252202

Fax : +917680-252203

email :


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