Khajuraho is a well-known tourist site in India which is famous for its sensual depiction of many human creatures in the form of sculptures. The site is located in the forested plains of Bundelkhand of Madhya Pradesh. For its sensual art forms, Khajuraho has always been the top class tourist site in India. Best known for Art Sculptures, Carved Temples and Dance Festival, its thronged by tourists from all parts of the globe. Khajuraho receives millions of tourists from all parts of the globe. From October to March, it’s the best time to visit Khajuraho.
Best known for Art Sculptures, Carved Temples and Dance Festival.
Climate & the Best time to visit
The climate of this region is tropical. The summers are hot with the mercury climbing up to 47°C. On the other hand, winters can be very cold with temperature dipping down to 4°C. July marks the beginning of monsoon whereas September witnesses its end. The best time to travel to Khajuraho is from October to March.
Khajuraho : is also known as the temple city of central India. It’s renowned across the globe for its pleasingly carved temples in stones. The place has a great past to tell to the entire world. In ancient times, it used to be a great city ruled by the Chandelas – the Rajput rulers. There are many theories behind the formation of this city. It’s widely believed that in the lunacy of lust, the God of moon damaged the chastity of Hemvati, a beautiful Brahmin girl. This gave the birth of Chandravarman who later founded the Chandela dynasty. More so, many assure these pieces as the illustration of Kamasutra.
Attractions in the city
Western Group : The temples of the Western group are dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu. Numerous large and small shrines are there inside the premises. The Lakshmana Temple, the Matangesvara Temple, the Varaha Temple, the Visvanatha, Nandi temples, the Chitragupta, Jagadambi temple and the Kandariya Mahadeo temple are some of the significant temples at the sites.
Eastern Group : Hindu and Jain temples are there in the eastern group of temples. These are Parasvnath temple, the Adinath temple and the Ghantai temple. The 3 Hindu temples are the Brahma with the four-faced lingam, the Vamana with carving of apsaras in erotic moods on the walls; and the Javari, famous for its carvings.
Southern Group : 5 km away from the main Khajuraho village, the Dhuladeo temple (devoted to lord Shiva), and the Chaturbhuj temple (devoted to lord Vishnu) are the temples that come under the southern group of temples.
Other places of interest
Panna National Park : It is about 1 hour drive from Khajuraho and home to some of the best wildlife species in India. More so, it’s one of the most famous Tiger Reserves in the country. It is famous for its tigers as well as deer and antelopes, all around the world.
Rajgarh Palace : It’s situated some 25 km from Khajuraho and its positioned right at the base of Maniyagarh hills. Today, the palace is a heritage hotel.
Pandava Waterfall : Named after the Pandavas brothers, the place is believed to have resided the Pandavas during their exile. Today, it has grown out to be a lovely picnic spot that is located 30 km from Khajuraho on the Panna road.
Benisagar and Ranguan Lake : Located 11 km from Khajuraho, Benisagar along with Lake Ranguan (25kms from Khajuraho) is a best place for boating and viewpoint.
How to reach
By Air : Khajuraho has an airport of its own, with flights connecting the place from almost every part of India.
By Rail : The nearest rail junctions are Harpalpur (94 km) and Mahoba (63 km). This mentioned junction is convenient for the people coming from Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai, Jhansi.
By Road : Direct bus services connect Khajuraho with almost every part of state.