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Khajuraho

KhajurahoThe township of Khajuraho is located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. During the 10th to 12th centuries, Chandela Rajput rulers built some amazing temples. Of those 85 originally built temples only 22 temples remain today. The holy shrines of Khajuraho are India's exclusive souvenir of love to the world and the lovers of travel. They represent the various facets and moods of life. These Khajuraho temples are a perfect celebrate womanhood. Khajuraho temples of Khajuraho have declared as a world heritage site. The city of Khajuraho for its historical connection is one of the most famous travelled cities in India. Khajuraho attracts travellers from through out the world not only because of the exquisite sculptures but also for the different cultural festivals that are organized by the local tourism department.

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Travel Attractions in Khajuraho

Khajuraho is famous worldwide for the erotic sculptures on its cave temples. Built from the 950 AD to 1050 AD, these temple sculptures are the instances of world's great artistic wonders. Given below is a list of some popular cave temples that you must visit while you travel to Khajuraho.

Lakshmana Temple
The western group of temples is best known of all the three groups. The Lakshmana Temple falls into the western group and is a major attraction for tourists in Khajuraho. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is one of the most impressively built in the western group of Khajuraho temples.

Matangesvara Temple
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Matangesvara Temple is also known as Mritunjya Mahadev Temple. The temple is completely built in sandstone and features an eight-feet-high shivling. The temple is a scene to watch for travellers during the Mahashivratri festival.

Varaha Temple
The Varaha Temple stands opposite to the Lakshmana Temple. The temple gets its name from Varha (or boar) which is one of the ten incarnations of Vishnu according to the Hindu mythology.

Visvanatha Temple
The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and its history dates back to the early 11th century AD. The Visvanatha temple is visited by tourists and heritage lovers for its sculptural riches. The three-headed image of Lord Brahma and the profusely carved exteriors are major attractions in the temple.

Nandi Temples
The Nandi Temple occupies a position facing the Visvanath Temple. The Nandi temple is a small shrine and comprises an open hall supported by 20 square pillars. The monolithic sculpture of Nandi, the sacred bull is a must see for all those travelling to Khajuraho.
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Dulah Deo Temple
The Duladeo Temple falls into the southern group of Khajuraho temples. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and thought to be the latest of all the temples at Khajuraho. A sanctum sanctorum, a vestibule, a large hall and a porch make up the whole structure. Plan a tour to Khajuraho now to see all this and much more.

Khajuraho Travel Excursions
Tiger in Panna National Park
From Khajuraho you can go for an excursion tour in Panna National Park. You can enjoy beautiful Pandav Falls and other waterfalls en route. The park is famous for its wild cats, including tigers, deer and antelope. If you want to catch a glimpse of the wildlife of this park, you can take an hour long boat ride or jeep safari offered by the park authorities. Safari Timings are 0630hrs to 1030 hrs and 1430 hrs to 1730 hrs.

More Attractions for Travellers in Khajuraho

This small town hosts a yearly national level Festival of Classical Dances in February/March. It brings all the finest classical dancers on one platform. Experiencing classical dance forms like Bharat Natyam, Manipuri, Kucchipudi, Oddissi, Kathak, Mohiniattam and Kathakali in Khajuraho's bewitching backdrop, making it a truly unforgettable moment. In Khajuraho you also can enjoy few cultural performances organized by the local tourism department. Be ready to dig out the cultural heritage of Khajuraho.

Khajuraho Travel (Air/Rail/Road) Information

Khajuraho Airport is directly accessible from Delhi, Agra, Varanasi and Kathmandu. There is a daily connecting flight of Indian Airlines. It covers Delhi, Agra, Khajuraho and Varanasi. You also can get Jet airlines flight from Delhi to Khajuraho. From Khajuraho the nearest railheads are Mahoba and Harpalpur. If you are traveling from Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai and Varanasi for you main railhead is Satna, which is just 120kms. Jhansi is 175kms away from Khajuraho and Agra is 395 Km. For that you can take central railway. You also take bus which connects it regularly with Chhatarpur, Mahoba, Harpalpur, Gwalior, Agra Sagar, Jabalpur, Indore, Bhopal, Varanasi and Allahabad.

Tourist Preferred Hotels in Khajuraho

Accommodation in Khajuraho is not a problem for travellers now, as many leading hotel groups have come up with their hotels in Khajuraho. Whether you are looking for 5 star hotels, heritage hotels or budget hotels in Khajuraho, you'll always have a wide range to choose from. Some of the most famous and much preferred Khajuraho hotels are as follows.
» Hotel Chandela
» Hotel The Jass Trident
» Hotel Khajuraho Ashok
» Hotel Clarks Bundela
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