|Betwa River Orchha
The historical little
town of Orchha is famous for its architectural glory and graceful Betwa
River. The town is landlocked and primarily fed by the Betwa River. The
graceful river is also known by the name of Vetravati. It originates from
the mountains of North India and gushes through the plains to enter Madhya
River Betwa is an integral
part of the medieval city of Orchha. In the epic Mahabharata, the river
has found ample mention. This river carries a lot of emotions and sentiments
of the dwellers of the place. What Brahmaputra River is to Assam, River
Betwa is just the same for the people of Orchha. In the mythological texts,
this river finds mention as the Shuktimati River on whose banks the capital
of the Chedi kingdom rested.
In the recent times, Betwa
Riverís fame has increased after the construction of Matatila Dam, an undertaking
between the states of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary
lies within the area through which Betwa River flows. Itís one of the most
scenic places in Madhya Pradesh. Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary is also home
to few of the most endangered species in the world.
Orchha, a town in the
Tikamgarh District is known as few of the most visited places in Madhya
Pradesh. Orchha also gets importance due to few of the most popular places
that exist within it, including the Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary. Orchha Wildlife
Sanctuary lies within the area through which Betwa River flows. It's one
of the most scenic places in Madhya Pradesh. The river water of Betwa forms
one of the main sources of water for the wildlife living within. Unlike
other vast wildlife sanctuaries, Orchha Wild life Sanctuary is comparatively
smaller, around 25 kms long and 15 kms wide. It covers an area of around
46 sq.km. Yet the Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary gains importance due to few
factors, which includes rich wildlife, Betwa River and some dense plantations.
Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary is also home to few of the most endangered species
in the world.