About Khajuraho

Khajuraho ToursThe Khajuraho Group of Monuments is India’s gift to the world, representing an ode to life etched on stone temples. Life of those times has been captured in stone testifying the brilliant vision and sculpted passion of Chandela dynasty. These amazing temples have unique legends associated with them. Inspired by a dream visitation to Chandela King, Chandravarman, these 85 temples stood out as eternal expressions of love and celebrated specimens of artistic and architectural brilliance. This exhilarating dream visitation took hundred years from 950-1050 AD to take shape in stone temples at Khajuraho. Over all centuries, only 25 out of 85 temples survived the ravages of testing times and gave the future generations an opportunity to marvel the artistic heritage of ancestors. Tourists who visit this temple experience the flood of emotions while marvelling these temples. Often they feel surprised, amazed or wowed to see such a sensuous and expressive interpretation of human relationships in India. Such is the greatness of Khajuraho’s wealth.

Khajuraho Tour Attractions

The Temples – The group of temples at Khajuraho are an archetype of Indo-Aryan style of architecture. The 25 compact temples represent an elegant and finest specimen of medieval temple architecture, which was based on portraying bas reliefs in stone on a high masonry platform. The vertical projections of the temple taper upwards in the form of a Shikhara. Another common feature of these temples is the languishly embellished carvings that made these temples famous worldwide. The storyboard of these temples features the life of the land millennium ago. The characters portrayed on stone feature gods, goddesses, warriors, musicians, dancing nymphs, real and mythological animals. Sensuous heavenly nymphs, apsaras (dancing nymphs) and nayikas (mortal women) in languish postures also serve as an attraction of these temples. The love making scenes on the outer walls of the different temples gave the temple complex the name of Kamasutra Temples. Presently, the temples complex is divided into three geographical groups – Western, Eastern and Southern.

Khajuraho Tour

The Western Group – The Western group of temples in Khajuraho boast of the largest prototype of temples in the form of Kandariya Mahadev. This temple, built during 1025-1050, represents the high point of Chandelan architecture. Varaha or Boar Temple is dedicated to Vishnu’s incarnation of boar representing 1.5 m high sandstone statue in the reverence of the same. The large Lakshmana Temple is a celebrated masterpiece displaying plethora of human emotions and sensual carvings on temples. Chausath yogini temple, made of granite is the oldest temple of Khajuraho.

The Eastern Group – The Eastern Group temples feature three Brahmanical temples of Brahma, Vamana, Javari and three Jain temples including Ghantai, Adinatha and Parsavanatha. Located close to Khajuraho village, these temples can be conveniently approached by metalled road.

The Southern Group – Southern Group of Khajuraho located 5 km away from Khajuraho village, feature Duladeo Temple or Kunwar Math and Chaturbhuja or Jatkari Temple.

Khajuraho City ToursThe Lights and Sounds Show – Every evening when the sun dawns at the temples of Khajuraho, the tourists get a chance to journey back in time with the story narrated by none other than Amitabh Bachchan. The fascinating Son-et-Lumiere spectacle recreates the journey of Chandravarman, the great Chandela king and traces the story of how these temples came into being. This 50 minute show is presented both in Hindi and English in the complex of the Western Group of temples.

Khajuraho Dance Festival – Every first week of February, the performance of classical Indian dance-forms enlivens the artistic city through Khajuraho Dance Festival. Organized by Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad, this event is a spectacular celebration of music, dance and emotions.

How to Reach Khajuraho
  • By Air:  Khajuraho Airport connects the city to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Varanasi.

  • By Road: Khajuraho is well connected by Jhansi, Chattarpur, Satna, Katni, Bandhavgarh and Orchha.

  • By Railways: Khajuraho enjoys strong railway connectivity through its own railway station. Located just 5 km away from the town, Khajuraho Railway Station is connected by UP Sampark Kranti Express.
    Climate of Khajuraho

Climate – The climate of Khajuraho swindles towards extremes. Summers are too hot whereas winters are pleasant. The best time to explore the city of Khajuraho is from September to March.

Excursions from Khajuraho Tour

Panna National Park – Fondly called as ‘Home of Gharials / crocodiles, Panna National Park is one of the prominent adventure excursions from Khajuraho. The wide variety of wildlife featuring tigers, leopards, nilgais (antelope), chittals (spotted deer), langur monkeys and sambars make this park a great wildlife tour.

Waterfalls near Khajuraho – Raneh and Pandav Falls form a perfect leisure and picnic spot to observe gushing waterfalls from Khajuraho.

Orchha – Orchha is famous for its huge palace fort on a seasonal island of River Betwa. Surrounded by a battlement wall, this fort complex is famous for Raja Mahal, Jahangir Mahal and its Chhatris or Cenotaphs.

Agra – The timeless heritage of Agra is a perfect reason to visit this city. The indomitable spirit of Mughal monuments and tombs like Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Itmad ud Daulah, etc make it a celebrated city in India. Located at a distance of 312 km, Agra is one of the most popular excursions to Khajuraho.

Varanasi – The city as old as time, Varanasi is the one of the grand excursions from Khajuraho. Famous for its culture, tranquil Ganges Ghats, rich roots and spiritual worships, the city is unique in its own that can only be explored during an enriching excursion.

Where to stay
  The Lalit Temple View 5 star deluxe Hotel Clarks 5 star
  Hotel Taj Chandela 5 star Hotel Usha Bundela 4 star
  Radisson Jass Hotel 5 star Hotel Greenwood 3 star
Ramada Hotel 5 star  

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