Known as the Temple city of India, Khajuraho is world famous for its intricately carved, beautiful temples in stone. A symbol of India's glorious past, heritage and culture, the temples symbolize an immortal saga of Hindu art and culture.
Situated south east of Delhi, modern day Khajuraho was a large city of the Chandelas in the ancient age. Legend has it that Hemvati, the daughter of Hemraj, the Royal priest of Kashi, got a son from the Moon God, who came to be known as Chandravarman and became the King of Khajuraho.
Khajuraho was considered to be a seat of religion and learning by the Chandelas and hence this place is the guardian of some of the most exotic temples in the whole of India. Among the 85 original ones only 22 have survived the ravages of time.
Among the Eastern zone temples the worth watching ones are: Adinath Temple, Parsvanath Temple, Ghantai Temple, Hanuman Temple and Brahma Temple.
Western zone boasts of temples like Chitragupta Temple, Kandariya Mahadeo Temple, Chausat Yogini Temple, Lakshmana Temple and Matangeswara Temple
The Southern zone has temples named Dulah Deo Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Chattarbhuj Temple.
How to Reach
It is very convenient to reach Khajuraho by availing any of the following options:
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