Orchha is a charming village on the banks of river Betwa, a prominent river system in the Bundelkhand region. Bundelkhand is the region that lies in the central most part of India, occupying the southern region of UP and the northern region of MP. Roughly 400 km from Delhi, the village served as the capital of Bundelkhand between the 16th and 18th centuries. The rulers were a clan of Rajputs friendly with the Mughal emperor Jahangir. Though distinctly Rajput in style, their architecture was also heavily influenced by the Mughals.