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Khajuraho , Madhya Pradesh, India

Famous for

  • Heritage
  • Temples

Weather

Summer 21 to 45°C

Winter 4 to 32°C

Distance / Traveling Time

From Delhi: 650 kilometers / 9 h ,18 m

Best Time To Visit

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Overview

Famed as the symbol of medieval heritage, Khajuraho is a small town in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. This town is home to world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site-Khajuraho temples. It is believed that the founders of the

Khajuraho were the descendants of God Moon, who were also the founders of the mighty Chandela Dynasty. The Vindhya Range of mountains forms the backdrop of this beautiful medieval town. These temples are popular all around for their marvelous architecture and striking sculptures, promoting erotica. Built by Chandela rulers, originally they were 80 in number but now only 22 remain. These temples have been segregated into Eastern Group of Temples, Western Group of Temples and Southern Group of Temples. One of the hotspots in Indian tourism, Khajuraho is also famous for its annual cultural extravaganza- Khajuraho Dance festival. This festival held every year between 25th February and 2nd March, is a show of several Indian classical dance forms. This festival is attended by various famous artists and spectators, who are passionate about classical dance forms.

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How to Reach Khajuraho

By Train

The nearest railway station to Khajuraho is Mahoba that is placed at a distance of around 77 km from Khajuraho. This is the nearest railway station that connects Delhi to Khajuraho. Once you get down at Mahoba railway station, you can either take a train or can also hire a taxi to go to Khajuraho.

By Air

The Khajuraho airport is well-linked to a number of popular cities of the country including Delhi through regular flights. All leading air service providers have flights to and from Delhi.

By Road

Khajuraho is an important city of Madhya Pradesh, which is well-connected by road to most of the prime cities of India, including Delhi. Rent a private cab to go to Khajuraho. You can also


Hotels in Khajuraho

5*
The Lalit Temple View Khajuraho

Opposite Circuit House, Khajuraho

5*
Taj Chandela Hotel

Dist. Chhatarpur, Khajuraho

5*
Hotel Radisson Jass

By Pass Road, Dist. Chhatarpur (M.P.)

3*
Hotel Usha Bundela

Temple Road



Attractions in Khajuraho

Eastern Group of Temples

The Eastern Group of Temples is divided into two parts, temples dedicated to Jainism and temples dedicated to Hinduism. Some of the main temples of this group include Parsavanath Temple, Adinath Temple, Ghantai Temple, Hanuman Temple, Vamana Temple and Brahma temple.

Southern Group of Temples

The Southern Group of temples consists of two very important temples of Dulah Dao Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, which was erected between 1100 AD and 1150 AD and the Chaturbhuja Temple.

 

Western Group of Temples

The Western Group of Temples is mainly dedicated to Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Varaha Temple, Kandariya Mahadeo, Chaunsat Yogini Temple, Chitragupta Temple, Lakshamana Temple, Vishwanath Temple and Matangeswara Temple are the main temples of this group.

Archaeological Museum

Founded by W.A. Jardine in the year 1910, Khajuraho’s Archaeological Museum is located close to the Matangeshwar Temple nearby the western group of temples. This open-air museum consists of amazing artifacts of Indian architecture.