|How to get there: |
Khajuraho is located in Chattarpur district of Madhya Pradesh state By Air Khajuraho has an airport that is linked with daily services from Delhi, Agra and Varanasi by Indian Airlines.
Flight Times Delhi to Agra 35 minutes. Agra to Khajuraho 40 minutes Varanasi to Khajuraho 45 minutes.
|By Railways: |
The nearest railheads are Mahoba (64 km) and Harpalpur (94 km). Jhansi (175 km) and Satna (117 km) are convenient railheads for visitors from Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Agra & Varanasi.
|By Roadways: |
Khajuraho is connected by regular bus services with Mahoba, Harpalpur, Satna(117 km), Jhansi(175 kms), Gwalior, Agra, Jabalpur & Bhopal.
| History |
The name Khajuraho derives from the khajur or date palm trees that once surrounded the huge Khajurvahaka Tal.
One thousand years ago, under the generous and artistic patronage of the Chandela Rajput kings of Central India, 85 temples, magnificent in form and richly carved, came up on one site, near the village of Khajuraho.
| Western Group Temples |
These groups of temples are entirely Hindu, and constitute some of the finest examples of Chandela art at its peak. The largest being the Kandhariya Mahadev, followed by a granite temple - Chaunsath Yogini. The Chitragupta Temple is dedicated to the Sun God, while the Vishwanath Temple sports a three-headed image of Brahma - the Creator of the Universe. The Lakshmana Temple is superbly decorated, while the Devi Jagdambi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali. Other temples in the Western Group include the Varaha Temple with a nine-feet high boar-incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the Matangeshwara Temple with a eight-feet high lingam, and the Brahma Temple.
western group temple one
| Eastern Group Temples |
There are several temples one km east of the western group, just north of the Jain temples.
jain temple upper view
| Southern Group Temples |
This group has two impressive temples, mainly belonging to the 12th century - the Chaturbhuja Temple, with a massive, carved image of Vishnu, and the Duladeo Temple, one of the last temples of the Chandela era, dedicated to Lord Shiva.
southern group temple
Westren Group Temples : Laksman Temple Kandariya Mahadeva Temple , Vishvanantha Temple , Jagadambi Temple , Chitragupta Temple
Eastern Group Temples : Parsvanatha Temple Ghantai Temple, Adinatha Temple
Southern Group Temples : Duladeo Temple Chaturbhuja Temple
Museum and Festival : Archaeological Museum Khajuraho Dance Festival
Excursions : Raheh Falls Panna National Park, Pandav Falls