Ram Raja Temple of Orchha is a must-visit place in the town. According to folklore, the queen of Orchha, Ganesh Kunwari, was an ardent devotee of Lord Ram and went to Ayodhya with a wish to bring her admired deity to the town. Pleased by her prayers, Lord Ram agreed to come on the condition that once he was set down, he would not move again. However, the grand temple meant for him was still being built, and so Rama was installed temporarily in Rani Mahal. And the deity stayed put, taking over the place for himself. This is the only temple in India where Lord Rama is worshipped as a king.

Another main feature of the temple is the divine evening aarti (a fire ritual), which takes place when the heavy silver doors of the sanctum open at 7 pm. It is worth experiencing the ceremony as it’s followed by a guard of honour given to Lord Ram as a king by the police professionals every evening. Do not miss the heavenly temple rituals and aarti, when you visit Orchha. It is one of the best ceremonials and spiritual sights to behold!