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The unique blend of sophisticated culture and architecture that one visualizes in Khajuraho temples scatters to all parts of the state, Madhya Pradesh.

For those who are planning to visit the city can arrange for their best luxurious accommodation from the list of best shortlisted hotels in Khajuraho.

The state of Madhya Pradesh is very popular for its fauna, with wild sanctuaries like Bandhavgarh and Kanha it is a desired destination for wildlife lovers.

Scorched in the heat of the state, there is only one way out, visit Panchmarhi that bears the distinction of being the only hill station in Madhya Pradesh with calm and placid weather and environment.

One visiting Khajuraho would have either visited Gwalior Fort or other monuments in Gwalior before. And if not, then he/she must be plan to visit it soon as it is the most touristic destination in the state.

Khajuraho Travel Reviews
"Exotic stones, greatest eye opener one can ever get."
- CTony Olson
"A must for art lovers but a bit remote for others"
- David Wooderson
"It is simply an absorbing place. Hard to imagine the work that went into sculpting all those figures."
- Cynthia Dunn
"What an astounding place...such beauty. Nothing to feel shy about, they depicts sheer reality."
- Kevin Pickford
"Its a place I always wanted to visit.... few more places like this and i am migrating to India."
- Benny O'Donnell

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Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

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[595 km / Overnight train journey from Delhi]

Khajuraho is located at the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh. Khajuraho this name derives from the plenty of khajoor trees those are dotting the place. This place is world famous for the religious temples, which are adorned by the erotic sculptures, belonged to the early medieval period. The Khajuraho temples represents a paean to life, love, to joy-perfect in execution. See how ancient Indian society believed in the concept of living life at its best.
Popular Tourist Attractions in/ around Khajuraho
Khajuraho city has much more to offer to its tourists. On your Khajuraho City tour you will visit the well known tourist destinations of Central India. Some of the most popular destinations are as follows.

Khajuraho Temples (Constructed by Chandela rulers during the 9th and 10th)
Khajuraho’s main claim to fame is the complex of Hindu and Jain temples. Those temples have intricately done carvings are highly erotic and sensual attempting to depict different human relations. These temples are designated by UNESCO as a world heritage site for its archaeological and historical brilliance.

Highlights: Adinath Temple, Dulah Deo Temple, Parsvanath Temple, Chitragupta Temple etc.

Khajuraho Sculptures

Pench Tiger Reserve (in 1992 included under the umbrella of "Project Tiger")
At a considerable distance from Kajuraho, the land of Mowgli, Pench Tiger Reserve is located. A total of 758 Sq. kms of this Southern Indian forest houses, more than 210 species of birds apart from the predators.

Highlights: Tigers, Peafowl, Red jungle fowl, Crow pheasant, Crimson breasted barbet, Redvented bulbul, Racket tailed drongo, Magpie robin and lesser whistling teal.

Panna National Park (created in 1975)
With the areas from the Gangau National Park, Panna National Park created in 1975. This place is located around 40 kms from Khajuraho. To explore and enjoy this national park nothing can be better than Jeep safaris in the early mornings

Highlights: Antelopes, chinkaras, sambars, boars, like Tectona grandis, Diospyros melanoxylon, Madhuca indica, Buchnania latifolia, Anogeissus latifolia, etc.

Popular Excursions from Khajuraho
Ajaygarh fort is located at a distance of 80 kms from Khajuraho. Built at a height of 688 metres, this impressive fort looks very attractive. Located at a distance of 64 kms from Khajuraho, Dhubela Museum exhibits an impressive collection of garments, weapons and paintings. Located at a distance of 30 kms from Khajuraho, beautiful Pandav falls are every traveler’s delight. Orchha is located at 8 km off the Khajuraho. It boasts the 16th and 17th century palaces and temples with Paintings and mirror work, intricate stairways and delicate trellis.

Khajuraho –Festival
No Indian city tour can be completed without enjoying local festivals. Mahashivratri is the most important festival of Khajuraho. This festival is celebrated in Kandariya Mahadeo temple. Annual Khajuraho Dance Festival, organized in the months of February/March, is the true showcase of the cream of Indian classical dance performers.

Popular Shopping Items/ Shopping Centres in Khajuraho
Khajuraho is not popular for any particular items. But you can pick good souvenirs and exquisite handicraft items of local artists. From Rajinagar buy some attractive silver and brassware. Attractive weekly market held on Tuesdays. The market is worth a visit to buy silver goods and brassware. Many shops, outside the temple gates, sell interesting souvenirs.

Khajuraho Travel Information
Being one of the hotspots of Indian tourism, Khajuraho is well connected by the rest of the country.

Closest Airport: Civil Airport Khajuraho (3kms from the city centre)
A daily Boeing 737 of Alliance Air links Khajuraho with Delhi, Agra, and Varanasi.

Closest Railway Station:
  • Harpalpur Railway Station (94 km from city centre)
  • Mahoba Railway Station (63 km from city centre)
  • Jhansi Railway Station (172 km from Khajuraho)
  • Satna Railway station (117 km away)
  • Delhi-Khajuraho trains:    Mahakoshal Exp
  • Bhopal Shatabdi Express
Bus Stand: Khajuraho bus stand (1 km from the city centre).
Direct bus services connect Khajuraho with Panna, Satna, Chattarpur, Jabalpur, Mahoba, Bhopal, Gwalior, and Indore.

Road Link: National Highway 8

Local Transport in Khajuraho
For the local commuting you can rely on the various transport methods, which include cycle rickshaws, tongas, and taxis etc. Bargain well before set for a deal. For the sightseeing purpose it’s comfortable and safe to hire a taxi.