Khajuraho Tourism

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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Rizwanuddin Rafiq4.3/5

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Golden Period Of Bundelas.

Khajuraho is a world famous heritage site. And it's famous for it's sculpture artwork on sandstone. It is situated about 200kms from Jhansi and 400 kms about from Bhopal. It remains the Capital of Bundela Rulers . There were about 80 temples which were significant to the Bundela's prosperity and that's why it was the Golden Period of their reign. It's divided into three groups and western group is the world heritage site since 1986. Laxmana temple is the best example and known for its erotic sculptures which are sculpted on outer wall which are less in ratio might be a depiction of life's essence. Other images are of Various deities and monolithic sculpture of Ganesha attracts every visitors. It was built by Yashovarman between 930 to 1050. It's built on elevated platform on Panchaytana pattern . Eastern group and Southern group temples are also very attractive. Here the main deities remains Shiva and Vishnu and Eastern group is famous for Jain temples dedicated to Rishabh Dev, Pasharvnath, Shantinath etc. And visitors will find the magic square sculpted on the right side of the Sanctum of Pasharvnath Temple . Every year in the month February A dance festival is held and everyday light and sound show is organized in the western group after Sunset . As a whole it's full of attractions but few are Tribal Art Museum, MP Tourism's Bundelkhandi Folk dances show in the Shaded Auditorium everyday after Sunset. Archaeological Museum which is having 4 galleries, Jain Museum etc . It's famous for Hospitality many good Hotels like Ramada etc and many budget hotels like Nirvana, Plaza etc and all kinds of food multi cuisine, Italian, Vegetarian Badri restaurant is the best. It's the foreigners first choice after Taj. Bicycle, motorcycles are available on rent . . It's a must visit attraction.

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Praveen verma

Praveen verma4.3/5

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Historical world heritage.

Feeling Proud to be an Indian, when visit these ancient historical monuments. Every Indian must visit Khajuraho at least once in life. Ancient Jain temples are also there. Khajuraho is well connected by air, rail and road transport. Raneh falls, pandav falls and panna tiger reserve are within range between 20 to 30 km. Hotels and foodings are also within budjet .

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Khajuraho Overview

History of Khajuraho

Khajuraho, located in the district of Chhatarpur in the state of Madhya Pradesh is an ancient city. The word Khajuraho is derived from the Sanskrit word "kharjur" which means "date palms". Today, Khajuraho is known all over the world for its temples, which belong to the medieval Hindu and Jain period. The temples were built by the Chandel monarchs who were originally called Bargujar Rajputs of Rajasthan. The Rajputs moved here when the northern part of India was attacked by the Mlechcha invaders. Khajuraho is known as the cultural capital of the Chandel Rajputs who ruled over this part of India for almost two centuries from 10 AD to 12 AD. Khajuraho initially had around 80 temples but hardly 25 remain in good condition now. Amongst these, the most famous ones are Chausth Yogini, Brahma, Lalgun Mahadev, Matangeshwar, Varaha, Lakshman, Parshwanath, ChaturBhuja, Ghantai, Vishwanath, Devi Jagdambi, Chitragupta, Kandriya Mahadevi, Vaman, Adinath and Duladev. These temples were built between 950 AD and 1150 AD. The temples at Khajuraho are made up of sandstones and are world famous for their erotic sculptures. What is interesting is the fact that these erotic sculptures are only on the periphery of the temple and are not present inside the temples or near the deities. It is believed that this fact implies that to meet god one must leave worldly pleasures behind. The temples have numerous other sculptures depicting the life of a common man in that era. Khajuraho is now under the protection of the Archaeological Survey of India which has found many more underground temples at this site.

People and Culture of Khajuraho

The destination is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the seven wonders of India. Every evening there is a show here about the art, philosophy and history of Khajuraho. Apart from this, the Khajuraho Dance Festival, an annual dance show of Indian classical dance is a major attraction. It is celebrated to highlight the cultural heritage of Khajuraho temples and preserve them for generations to come.

Things To Do in Khajuraho

Temples in Khajuraho are divided into various groups such as the Western group and Southern group. Structures like the Adinath Temple, Chitragupta Temple, Devi Jagdambi Temple, Dulhadev Temple and Kandariya Mahadev Temple are a few of the many renowned temples of this historic city. Holidays packages in Khajuraho cover all the attractions of the city, which travellers can choose from. And if tourists want to visit attractions in Khajuraho beyond temples, then they can visit the Dhubela Museum, Jain Museum, Ajaigarh Fort and the Beni Sagar Dam. Khajuraho has many places to eat and shop. Tourists visiting the city must try some local sweet and savoury items. Many budget restaurants serve a Gujarati thali, which is wholesome and flavourful. Other local delicacies include khichdi and sweets like jalebi, shikanji and burfi among other sweet treats. Also, travellers must buy some local handicraft items like miniature stone sculptures resembling the ones carved on temples as well as silver and brass items.

Accommodation in Khajuraho

Khajuraho has an airport of its own which is connected to major Indian cities like Bhopal, Delhi, Varanasi, Mumbai and Indore among others. Tourists can also reach Khajuraho by bus from Delhi and nearby areas. The nearest railhead is at Mahoba, which is just over 60 km away. Travelling within Khajuraho The best way to explore Khajuraho is by hiring a bicycle. They can be rented from shops near the main temple complex. Tourists can also opt for hopping onto a cycle rickshaw or just hire a cab for a day to visit all the attractions of the city. Hotels in Khajuraho range from budget to luxury options. They are spread across areas near the airport and in the main city like Jain Temple Road. Many of them organise tours around the historic city for their guests. The best time to visit Khajuraho is from September to March.

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