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Location: Chhatarpur district, Madhya Pradesh.
Famous for: History and architecture, Khajuraho Dance Festival
Weather:
Summer (March to August): 47 º C to 21 º C. 
Winters (November to February): 33º C to 04ºC.
Monsoons (September to October): Heavy rainfall.
STD CODE : 07686
BEST TIME TO VISIT : October to February.
TRAVEL IN KHAJURAHO SHOW MAP

The Khajuraho temple complex of Bundelkhand region (Chhatarpur District) of Madhya Pradesh remains unique In the temple architecture of India. The temples of Khajuraho were built between 950 to 1050 A.D, under the patronage of the Chandela Rajput kings. 85 magnificent temples were constructed on one site. After the decline of the Chandela dynasty in 13th century, the temples were left under the cover of dense date palm trees for many years, which gave the city of Khajuraho its name. In 1838, a British army engineer, Captain T.S. Burt rediscovered them. By that time only 22 of the original 85 temples had survived.. These famous groups of Hindu and Jain temples are a UNESCO World Heritage Site for their beautiful and erotic rock carvings.

MUST SEE IN KHAJURAHO

The Temples : Khajuraho's art is a manifestation of the essence of the philosophy of Indian aesthetics. The architectural style of the Khajuraho temples is very different from the other temples of contemporary period. Each stands on a high masonry platform. Combined with the upward direction of the structure, which is further accentuated by vertical projections, the total effect is one of grace and lightness, reminiscent of the Himalayan peaks. The temples of Khajuraho are divided into three geographical groups: Western, Eastern and Southern.

Western Group of Temples:

Lakhmana Temple : The oldest and finest of the western group of temples.

Kandariya Mahadeo Temple, Devi Jagdamba Temple : Smaller and much more delicately proportioned temple and is home to some of the finest sculptures of Khajuraho.

Chaunsat Yogini : The only granite temple in the Khajuraho group.

Chitragupta Temple, Matanageswara Temple, Varaha temple, Vishwanath Temp...

FAIR & FESTIVAL IN KHAJURAHO

Khajuraho Dance Festival : Khajuraho dance festival, organised by the Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad, is a one week long festival of classical dances held annually against the spectacular backdrop of the magnificently lit Khajuraho temples. All the eminent classical dance performers of the country gather here to represent their art. From 2010 The Khajuraho Festival of Dance is conducted every year the first week of February from the 1st to the 7th.

REACH KHAJURAHO
AIR

Khajuraho is connected to Delhi & Agra with regular flights.

RAIL

Khajuraho has its own rail head. Apart from that, the other nearest railheads are Mahoba (64 km) and Harpalpur (94 km). Jhansi (175 km) and Satna (117 km).

ROAD

Khajuraho is connected by regular bus services with Mahoba, Harpalpur, Satna, Jhansi, Gwalior, Agra, Jabalpur & Bhopal. Orcha170 kms & Jabalpur 257 kms.

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