Khajuraho Tourism

The Khajuraho Group of Monuments in Madhya Pradesh remain the most controversial UNESCO world heritage site on the planet. Here you can see some of the finest sandstone carvings, including some erotic sculptures. People visit here from all over the world to experience these jaw dropping detailed artwork known for their nagara-style architectural symbolism.

Most of the Khajuraho Temples were raised during the reign of the Chandela kings. History of these temples goes back to over a period of 200 years. They feature a splendid architecture and astonish all with their erotic carvings.  Temples here are divided into Eastern, Western and Southern wings. The Western Wing houses the maximum number of temples, including Devi Jagadambe Temple, Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Chaunsat Yogini and Chitragupta Temple.   

The Eastern Group mostly have Jain temples as it was the residence of Jain community during the rule of Chandelas. Parswanath is the biggest temple here. Other important Jain temples here are Adinatha, Ghantai, Brahma, Vamana and Javari temples.

Apart from these, Southern Group of Khajuraho houses three temples - Duladeo Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple and Beejamandal Temple. Duladeo remains the most known one out of these.

Kandariya Mahadev Temple
Kandariya Mahadev Temple remains one of the most liked temples of Khajuraho. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shiva and was raised by Vidyadhara - a great Chandela king. It showcases 900 sculptures. While its exteriors have intricately carvings, its interiors are simple with a striking Shiva Linga.  

Lakshmana Temple
This is another prominent architectural marvel of Khajuraho. This is one of the largest temples here and is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Vishnu. The temple features a mandapa, antrala, maha-mandapa and garbha graha. Here you can see images of over 600 gods.

Vamana Temple
Vamana Temple is a prominent relic belonging to the Chandela dynasty. Dedicated to the Hindu Lord Vishnu, the temple features marvellous architecture which shows in its entrance-porch, sanctum, vestibule and maha-mandapa.

Chitragupta Temple
This temple is dedicated to the Sun God and houses a beautiful idol of God Surya riding a chariot. Its walls have carvings of sura-sundaris apart from some erotic poses.   

Dulhadev Temple
This temple sits on the banks of the Khurau Nala. It is a part of the Southern Group of Khajuraho Temples. It is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shiva and charms visitors with its magnificent looking carvings of Lord Shiva and his spouse. The intricate carvings here underline craftsmanship of the Chandela reign.

How to Reach

By Air: Khajuraho has its own domestic airport linked to New Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Allahabad and Bhopal.

By Rail: Khajuraho railway station is connected to New Delhi.

By Road: Khajuraho has a good road network and is thus, well linked to all parts of Madhya Pradesh. 


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