Khajuraho temples, also known as the temples of love are
located in Madhya Pradesh. The temples were built by Chandela Dynasty, the
descendants of moon god. It is believed that built in between 950 AD - 1050
AD century, Khajuraho had 85 temples of which only 20 are remaining. This is
the largest group of temples and the second biggest tourist destination of
India after Taj Mahal. The temples are famous for the exquisite work of art
and sculpture on the walls that depict the inner human feelings. The temples
are devoted to love and its expression.
The Khajuraho has group of temples of two religions - Hindus and Jains.
These temples have been broadly categorized under three groups - The Western
group of Temples, Eastern group of temples and The Southern group of
Other nearby attractions
Though the major attraction that invites the tourists is the temples of
Khajuraho, but there are other tourist attractions around like Ranesh Falls;
Bhandhavgarh; Panna National Park, 30 Km from Khajuraho; Pandav falls on Ken
river; The Dhubela Museum, on the Jhansi-Khajurao road, houses the weapons,
paintings, and sculptures of the Bundela kings as well as a wide variety of
sculptures of the Shakti cult; and Kanha National Park, the one described in
Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling.
How to reach
Khajuraho is accessible by air, by train and by road.
By Air : Khajuraho has an airport that is linked with daily flights
from Delhi, Agra and Varanasi by Indian Airlines. Flight takes 35 minutes
from Delhi to Agra and 40 minutes from Agra to Khajuraho. and 45 minutes
from Varanasi to Khajuraho.
By Rail : There is no direct train to Khajuraho. The most convenient
station is Jhasi, which is linked to Delhi and other major northern cities.
Another convenient railway head is Santa.
By Road : There are regular bus services to Khajuraho from Satna,
Harpalpur, Jhansi and Mahoba. The on road distance of Khajuraho to certain
places accessible by road are:
» Agra 391 km
» Santa 117 km
» Jhansi 176 km
» Bhopal 350 km
» Gwalior 280 km
» Indore 480 km
» Jabalpur 210 km
For local transport, cycle rickshaws, tongas, and taxis are available.
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