Khajuraho town is located in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. This place is famous for medieval period Jain and Hindu temples. Khajuraho is the best example for Medieval Heritage. Temples in Khajuraho attained the status as UNESCO World Heritage site. City was bought out of the world in 19th century by Gen Alexander Cunningham. 22 temples are famous for Erotic Wall sculptures. Other name of these temples is Kama sutra Temples. Carvings on the temples do not belong to the God. Several reasons say for the carvings on the temple. Some people say that person must renounce all their sexual desires before entering the temple. Khajuraho Dance festival is famous in Khajuraho.
What to see in Khajuraho:
Kandariya Mahadev Temple: This temple was dedicated to Lord Shiva. In the western group of temples of Khajuraho it is the biggest temple consists of Chandela art. It was constructed between 1025 to 1050. On this temple 800 god images can be seen here.
Chitragupta Temple: This temple was dedicated to sun god and it was built in 11th century. Idol of Lord Surya is so beautiful. Its height is 5 feet.
Viswanath Temple: Marble Shivalinga is major attraction of this temple. Idols of Brahma can also be seen here. Another attraction of this temple is Nandi Bull which is 6feet height.
Shilpagram: This place is famous for performance of folk arts. Ancient culture of India can be seen here. This was established in 1998 by the government.
Parsvanath Temple: This temple is dedicated to Jain Tirthankaras. It is the largest Jain temple in India.
Lakshmana Temple: This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu which was constructed between 930 to 950 AD.
Chaturbhuj Temple: This temple belongs to Southern group of temples which was constructed in 1100 AD. It is west facing temple.
Devi Jagdambi Temple: This temple is dedicated to Goddess Jagdambi. She is the incarnation of Goddess Parvati. Image of this goddess is so huge. Wall carvings are most famous in this temple.
Vaman Temple: This temple is dedicated to Vaman which is dwaft avatar of Vishnu. Beautiful architecture can be seen here. Apart from that some of the status is studded with diamonds.
Kalinjar Fort: This fort is famous for huge collection of sculptures including Mashewar, Brahma, Vishnu and monuments. Kalinjar fort was built during Chandela dynasty.
Other attractions: Other attractions of Khajuraho are Javari Temple, Archaeological Museum, Jain Museum, Brahma Temple, Ghantai Temple, State Museum of Tribal and Folk Art, Shanthinath Temple.
What to see around Khajuraho:
Panna: This place is famous for its temples and forts. Panna National Park is located here. It is situated 43kms away from Khajuraho.
Gangau Dam: It is located 21kms away from Khajuraho. This is famous picnic spot which is surrounded by Gangu Sanctuary, Panna National Park, boating, water sports.
Dhubela Museum: This museum is the huge collection of ancient artifacts and modern artifacts. It helps to know how Khajuraho place is developed and its history.
Getting to Khajuraho: Khajuraho is well connected with road, railways and airways. From Varanasi and Delhi flights are available. From Mumbai, Kolkata, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Varanasi, Allahabad etc… Buses and trains are available to reach Khajuraho.
Getting around Khajuraho: Cycles can be hired to see the places in Khajuraho. Autos and Cycle rickshaws are available to see the places around Khajuraho.
Best time to visit Khajuraho: Best time to visit this place is between November to March.
Where to stay in Khajuraho: All range of hotels starting from budget hotels to luxury hotels are available. As per the requirement of the tourists they can choose to stay.
Where to eat in Khajuraho: Plenty of restaurants are available. All restaurants offer continental, Indian and Chinese Cuisines. Famous street food is Moong Daal Ka Halwa, Kaju Barfi, Jalebi etc…