Khajuraho Travel - Fast Facts
Chhatarpur District, Madhya Pradesh
The climate of Khajuraho is tropical. During summers, the mercury
remains above 40 degrees in winters it may fall to 5 degrees. The monsoon
starts from the month of July and lasts until September.
Best Time To Visit:
Come here during the months of October to March.
Where To Stay:
There are many good accommodation options available in Khajuraho Madhya Pradesh
according to your budget. From luxury hotels to budget hotels
all are good options for staying. Few of them are:
How To Reach Khajuraho:
- Usha Bundela
- Holiday Inn
- Khajuraho Ashok
- Greenwood Khajuraho.
There is an airport in Khajuraho. The town is
air-linked with Delhi, Agra and Varanasi. Both Indian Airlines and private
service providers operate flights to Khajuraho.
Khajuraho does not figure in the rail
map of India. The nearest railheads from Khajuraho are
Harpalpur (94 km) and Mahoba (63 km).
Khajuraho is well connected to the rest of
Madhya Pradesh by a good road network. There are bus services to the
place from Panna, Satna, Chattarpur, Jabalpur, Mahoba, Bhopal, Gwalior
About Khajuraho Tourism
Known world wide for brilliant rock cut architecture and exotic
stone sculptures Khajuraho has always fascinated the travelers
coming here. Khajuraho gets its name from the plenty of khajur
trees covering a major part of the place. Famous for its famed
Hindu and Jain temples in built during the 9th and 10th century
A.D, Khajuraho statues and temples are a major travel attraction today.
Khajuraho Sculptures - The Erotic Wonder
The intricately done carvings and especially the rock sculptures of Khajuraho
are highly erotic and sensual that attempt to depict in
pure form a whole range of human emotions and relationships.
Dedicated to human love and passion, these sculptures in Khajuraho send a
clear message to the people coming over here that sensuality is
not a degraded emotion but a pious virtue essential for the
continuation of the human race.
Khajuraho Temples - The Rock Cut Marvels
The temples of Khajuraho have 3 divisions -Western Group Temples,
Eastern Group Temples and Southern Group Temples. The western temples
are the largest. The eastern temples comprise of five separated sub-groups
in and around the present village of Khajuraho. The southern temples are
located at some distance.
Kandariya Mahadeo Temple( western group) :
Chaunsat Yogini Temple( western group) :
- Kandariya Mahadeo is the largest and most typical of all. Around 900 statues, most of them in erotic postures can be seen here.
- The temple rises to a height of 31 m from the ground and the deity worshiped here is Lord Shiva.
- There are six interior compartments comprising the portico, main hall, transept, vestibule, sanctum and ambulatory.
Chitragupta Temple( western group) :
- This is the only temple of Khajuraho built in granite and date backs to 900 AD.
- It is one of the oldest surviving temples of Khajuraho and goddess Kali is worshiped here.
- But today not a single image of her can be seen here.
- Moreover, only 35 of the original 65 cells have remained intact.
Parsvanath Temple (eastern group) :
- Towards east to the rising sun, this temple is dedicated to the sun-god, Surya.
- The inner sanctum houses a very attractive image of the the Sun God.
- The deity is shown riding a chariot and looms to a height of 5 feet.
Adinatha Temple( eastern group) :
- One of the finest of sculpted Khajuraho temples, this is the largest Jain temple of the place. Originally dedicated to Adinath, saint Parsvanath is now worshiped here.
- The art forms of the temple are very beautiful and sensitive but are devoid of sexual motifs.
- The sculptures on the temple walls have an amazing depiction of everyday activity of that period.
Duladeo Temple( southern group) :
- Adinatha is the last of Jain temples of Khajuraho.
- The temple walls have some of the most attractive sculptures of yakshis among others.
Khajuraho Sightseeing - Nearby Excursions
Panna National Park : The Wildlife Reserve
- 1. Duladeo is one of the most attractive temples of the southern group and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
- The temple has a number of sensuous images of the apsaras and a few other exquisite sculptures. Take away lots of Khajuraho pictures here.
The famous Panna National Park is located at a distance of 40 km from Khajuraho.
The wide variety of fauna at the place include antelopes, chinkaras, sambars and
boars. With luck on their side, tourists can also have a glimpse of the elusive tiger.
Many varieties of bird species could also be spotted in Panna.
Ajaygarh Fort : See The Historical Wonder
Ajaygarh was the capital of Chandelas during their final years. Although
the fort has lost most of its charm, it still looks very attractive. It
is located at a distance of 80 km from Khajuraho.
Dhubela Museum : A Traveler's Delight
Located at a distance of 64 km from Khajuraho sculptures the museum has an impressive
collection of garments, weapons and paintings belonging to the Bundela rulers.
The museum also has some sculptures belonging to the Shakti cult.
Pandav Falls : Enjoy The Nature
The beautiful Pandav falls are located at a distance of 30 km from Khajuraho.
Falling down to the Ken river from great heights, the sight of the falls is
really breathtaking. It is believed that the Pandavas spent some years of
their exile here and hence the name Pandav Falls. Perfect place to click lots of Khajuraho photos.
Khajuraho Vacation Tour Packages
Highlights : Amber Fort,
Elephant's, Royal Palace Museum, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal,
Fatehpur Sikri, Taj Mahal, Khajuraho Temples, Ghats, Red Fort, Chandni
Chowk, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb.
Highlights : Rhinos, Tigers,
Royal Chitwan National Park, Rat Temples, Rock-Hewn Caves, Taj Mahal,
Amber Fort, Meharangarth Fort, Lake Pichola, Caves of Ellora and Ajanta,
Highlights : Sariska Tiger,
Bharatpur Ghana Bird Sanctuary, Taj Mahal, Bandhavgarh National Park,
Kanha National Park.
Highlights : Amber Fort with
Elephant Ride, Ajanta & Ellora Caves, Kathmandu Valley, Mount