Khajuraho A rich culture engraved in stones!! Khajuraho, the “City of Exotic Temples”, is one of the greatest masterpieces of Indian architectural work.


The village of Khajuraho is world famous for its unique temple architecture. Located in Chhatarpur District of Madhya Pradesh, the place showcases the rich and creative art through its group of temples which flourished during the Chandela Rajput rulers. The intricately carved temples were built from 950 A.D. to 1050 A.D. The construction of first of the temples was started by King Chandravarman (believed to be the son of Moon God) which was continued by his successive rulers. During these100 years, 85 temples were completed. However, with the passage of time many got destroyed, and now only 22 temples exist. These temples, popular for erotic carvings, are marvel of architecture, and form the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples. Tourists from all over the world visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site to see its overwhelming architectural beauty.



Though the main attractions of Khajuraho are its groups of temples, it houses several other lures as well which are worth a visit..

Western Group of Temples

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Kandariya Mahadeo is the largest temple in Khajuraho. The Chaunsath Yogini is a granite temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. Lakshamana temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple of Chitragupta is devoted to Lord Surya, whereas the Vishwanath temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. In addition, the temples of Lakshmi, Varaha, Mahadev, Parvati and Matangesvara are other prominent monuments. These temples are fine examples of exquisite sculptures.


Eastern Group of Temples

It includes Jain temples namely Parsvanath (largest of the Jain temples in Khajuraho). Shantinath (youngest among all temples in Khajuraho) and Ghantai are other main Jain temples. Apart from these, there are Hindu temples of Lord Brahma and Lord Hanuman, which are one of the oldest temples in Khajuraho. Vamana and Javeri temples are other notable Hindu temples.

Southern Group of Temples

There are only two temples in the southern group. The Chaturbhuja temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu housing his 3-metre-high statue. The Duladeo temple is placed at a little distance from the Jain temples and is a newer one.


Panna National Park

At 57 km from Khajuraho, Panna National Park is one of the most famous tiger reserves in India. Apart from tigers; wild cats, deer, antelopes, leopards, hyenas, wolves and many other wild creatures can be seen in this wildlife sanctuary. Jeep safari is not available here. However, tourists can hire jeeps to move around the park. They can also go for boat rides and elephant safaris.

Rane Falls

It is located on Ken River at a distance of 20 km from Khajuraho. The waterfall forms a 5km long and 30m deep canyon of crystalline granite with shades of pink, red, misty white and green colours. Here, tourists will also get to see spectacular rock formations.


Khajuraho Dance Festival

This festival of classical dances is organised in the month of February or March every year. In this weeklong festival performances based on seven Indian classical dances - Bharatnatyam, Manipuri, Kucchipudi, Oddissi, Kathak, Mohiniattam and Kathakali are presented by eminent dancers. The magnificent temples of Khajuraho provide a stunning backdrop to these dance genres.

Luxury hotels

There are various hotels in Khajuraho where you can experience the best of luxurious moments.

Hotel Chandela

The five star hotel by the Taj Group of Hotels is sprawling in 11 acres of manicured grounds with lush gardens. The spacious and comfortable rooms speak volume of their state-of-the-art facilities. Enjoy a promising stay here with warm hospitality.

Radisson Jass Hotel

It is one of the finest hotels in Khajuraho. Modern facilities, effectively decorated rooms and unmatched services; all together make it a popular hotel among travellers. Its 90 rooms which include 86 deluxe rooms and 4 suites redefine luxury.

The Lalit Temple View Khajuraho

Overlooking the Western Group of Temples, the hotel is a great place for people who are particular about comfort and opulence. It offers great sense of hospitality along with contemporary facilities. Its 47 rooms and suites are gracefully appointed. With its fine dining restaurant and a bar along with award-winning Rejuve - The Spa, the hotel ensures a perfect leisure stay.

Apart from these, Ramada Khajuraho and Hotel Clarks Khajuraho are other celebrated hotels where guests are welcomed with world-class hospitality. Have a wonderful stay in these hotels and let the luxury spoil you completely.

When to go: The best to visit Khajuraho is from October to March when the weather remains pleasant.

How to go

By Air: Khajuraho Airport is the nearest airport.

By Rail: The nearest railway station is Khajuraho with limited trains arriving there. Trains from key cities halt at the Mahoba Junction. By Road: State-run and private buses are easily available for major cities from here.

Khajuraho - reflecting sculptural grace

The elaborated temples of Khajuraho represent artistic creativity through its stupefying sculptures.
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