Places to Visit in Khajuraho



The biggest tourist attractions in Khajuraho are undoubtedly the erotic sculptures on the temples. Perfectly carved figurines depict the scenes and postures straight from Kamasutra - the ancient Indian erotica. But the artists' imagination and aesthetics reign supreme as the theme celebrates eroticism.

Places to See in Khajuraho



Western group of temples

Sculptures on these temples are the biggest of all tourist attractions in Khajuraho. The temples of this group cluster near the left of the entrance. The Kandariya Mahadeo temples are the largest and architecturally most perfect. Here lie the ruins of Chausath Yogini Temple, which is believed to the oldest in Khajuraho. Matangeshwar Temple features a huge Yoni pierced by a 2.5mtrs Lingam. This is the only temple, which is still worshipped.

Eastern group of temples

These temples stand on the bank of the river Khajur. Javari Temple, Vamana Temple, Brahma and Hanuman Temple are the notable ones.

Jain group of temples

The Jain groups of temples are also referred as Southern group of temples as they lie on the southeast side of the old village. Parsvanath Temple is the most reputed of all of them.

Panna National Park

Only 25kms away from Khajuraho, the national park sprawls over an area of 543 sq. km. along the eastern bank of the Ken River. Gurgling brooks and chirpy waterfalls make a perfect setting for the exotic wild lives including tigers.

Rane Falls

Some 20kms away from Khajuraho, the Ken River plunges down to a 5 km long, 30mtrs deep canyon, giving birth to the spectacular Rane Falls. The crystalline granites on the backdrop present a mesmerizing pallet of color from pink to gray.

Khajuraho dance festival

held during in February or March, adds to the tourist attractions in Khajuraho.



Last Updated on : September 16, 2013



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