Time taken in hours
Height above sea level
From Bhopal- 337 kilometers
Light Cottons in summers
Woolens in winters
Khajuraho is situated in the state of Madhya
Pradesh and is spread over an area of 16.93
sq. km. Khajuraho is renown for the world
famous Khajuraho Temples. The theme of the
Khajuraho temples is the celebration of
women and her myriad moods and facets. The
temples are built around 1000 years ago
under the artistic patronage of the Chandela
Rajput kings of Central India. Sculptures
at Khajuraho temples are richly curved,
magnificent in form and unique. These temples
stand tall and proud in the temple architecture
Khajuraho has about 85 temples in total
that were constructed over a period of 100
years from 950 AD to 1050 AD. Unfortunately,
only 22 temples have survived the ravages
of time. Every temple at Khajuraho is very
artistically made. The temples are divided
into three geographical groups of Western,
Eastern and Southern.
The Western group is certainly the best
known, as it houses the Kandariya Mahadev,
which is 31 km high and yet perfectly symmetrical.
The main shrine has an exquisitely carved
entrance arch with a multitude of themes.
The western group also houses the Chaunsat
Yogini, the only granite temple in the Khajuraho
group. Dedicated to Kali, it is also unique
in being quadrangular in plan.
Hindu and Jain temples make up the Eastern
Group, which lies close to the Khajuraho
village. The largest Jain temple, Parswanath,
is in this group.
The Southern Group of temples lies 5 km
from the Khajuraho village. The fine Chaturbhuj
Temple in this group has a massive intricately
carved image of Vishnu in the sanctum
How to reach Khajuraho:
By Air: Khajuraho is linked by air with
places like Delhi, Agra, Varanasi and Kathmandu.
By Rail: Khajuraho can be reached by train
and the nearest railhead to this place is
Mahoba and Harpalpur. Other nearby railway
stations are Jhansi and Satna.
By Road: Khajuraho is connected by regular
bus service with places like Chhatarpur,
Mahoba, Harpalpur, Satna, Panna, Jhansi,
Gwalior, Agra, Sagar, Jabalpur, Indore,
Bhopal, Varanasi and Allahabad.
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