Madhya Pradesh which has popular destinations like Khajuraho and Sanchi is all set to highlight its one of the best-kept secret products of tourism – Orchha, an ancient heritage town with diverse tourist activities.
The Government is taking many steps to develop Orchha as a ‘must-visit’ destination along with popular tourism hotspots like Khajuraho, Sanchi, Ujjain, Pachmarhi and Bhimbetka. Already on the shortlist for UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Orchha has the potential to become an alternative destination as part of the Golden Triangle for travellers in India.
The 3-day festival the festival promises to bring together diverse experiences of music, art, wellness, travel, photography, nature, adventure, history and culture. There will also be ‘gram’ and ‘farm’ stays to promote rural entrepreneurship; workshops and site-visits for photography, film-making, destination weddings, theatre and dance; and exhibitions featuring the state’s handicraft heritage and legacies, sustainable fashion and design showcases in collaboration with master-craftsmen and well known global-local brands.
The Orchha Fort Complex hosts the legendary and unique Ram Raja Temple, built in honour of Lord Ram and is the only place where he is worshipped both as a god and as a king.