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Khajuraho City Guide

Climate In Summer : 47 C (Max)
In winter : 4 C (Min)
Rainy Season : June - August
Best time to visit : July - August

Khajuraho City is the temple city of Central India, which is exquisitely carved temples in stones. Life, in every form and mood, has been captured in stone, testifying not only to the craftsman's artistry but also to the extraordinary breadth of vision of the Chandela Rajputs under whose rule the temples were conceived and constructed. The Khajuraho temples were built in the short span of a hundred years, from 950-1050AD in a truly inspired burst of creativity. Khajuraho City is a small village with a big tourist attraction. Khajuraho is located in Mdhya Pradesh, the central state of India. It is about 620 kilometers from Delhi. Jhansi is well known nearest town and railway station from where one can catch a bus to Khajuraho.

Tourist Places in Khajuraho

Archaeological Museum - Situated in a building adjacent to the Matangeshwar Temple, government officer WA Jardine established the Archaeological Museum in 1910 as a place to house the loose statues and sculptures found lying on the grounds of the ruined ancient temples. The facility was initially known as the Jardine Museum until 1952 when the Archaeological Survey of India took it over and changed its name to the Archaeological Museum.

Chaunsath Yogini Temple - Chaunsath Yogini Temple featuring a fairly extensive collection of erotic stone carvings. Chaunsath Yogini Temple structure dedicated to the goddess Kali and notable for being the only temple in the entire range to have been made from granite. The oldest shrine of any of the temples in the western group can be found at Chaunsath Yogini.

Jain Temples - Parsvanath, which is, dedicated to Jain Tirthankara Parshvanatha, is the largest of the Jain Temples. Jain Temples features a selection of erotic carvings as well as other stone works telling less sexually explicit stories. Ghantai Temple, meanwhile, features stone carvings that tell the stories of the 16 dreams of Mahavira's mother.

Kandariya Mahadev Temple - Kandariya Mahadev Temple is the tallest of the temples, not only in the western group but also in the entire collection, and is believed to have been built around 1025 in honour of Lord Shiva. This 30-metre-high structure features erotic carvings along its northern and southern faces but also a variety of others depicting women engaged in non-sexual activity.

How to reach Khajuraho

By Air : Khajuraho City has daily domestic flights to and from Agra, Varanasi and nearby city.

By Train : The nearest railway stations to Khajuraho are Mahoba, Satna and Jhansi. All of these are well connected to most of the major cities of India.

By Road : Khajuraho City has frequent bus services and good roads to and from the major cities of India including Panna, Mahoba, Satna, Jabalpur, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Agra and Jhansi.

Climate :Summer temperature of Khajuraho City is 45°C maximum and 21°C minimum. Winter temperature is 32°C maximum and 04°C minimum. Best time to visit Khajuraho temples is from October to March

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