The name Mahoba is derived from ‘Mahotsav Nagar’ or the city of great festivals. Mahoba is famous for its glorious history. Located in the Bundelkhand region Mahoba is associated with the Chandela kings who ruled over Bundelkhand between the 9th and the 11th centuries. Mahoba shares close cultural roots with Khajuraho, known for its erotic caves and sculptures created during the Chandela rule. At Mahoba, the wonderful hilltop fort and the water management systems (using the lakes) are the examples of technological achievements of the Chandela Rajput rulers. Mohaba today is known for its fine betel leaf cultivation, places of historical and archaeological interest and scenic lakes with rocky islets.
All the major Indian festivals are celebrated here. The longest of them is festival of navratra and Dussera. Its a 10 days long festival and idols of goddess Durga are placed in many places and day-night long celebrations continues.
Nearest airport is Khajuraho - 65 km.RAIL
Mahoba is connected by broad gauge railway lines. 1107/1108 Bundelkhand Exp (Gwalior- Varanasi); 1449/1450 Mahakaushal Exp (Delhi-Jabalpur); 1069/1070 Chambal Exp, Sampark Kranti Exp, (Nizamuddin-Manikpur) Alld - Jhansi passenger, Jhansi - Banda, Passenger, Jhansi-Manikpur Passenger.ROAD
Mahoba is connected by road to all major cities. State Highway No. 44 also passes through Mahoba. Some major road distances are : Chitrakoot - 125 km. Kanpur - 155 km, Jhansi 165 km, Allahabad - 245 km, Lucknow - 240 km, Khajuraho - 65 km, Banda - 52 km and Kalinjar - 130 km.