Khajuraho

Best Time to Travel:
July to March
Location:
Madhya Pradesh, IN
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About

Records show that out of the 85 temples only 22 have survived and are spread over an area of 6 square kilometers. Khajuraho is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in India.

 

The beautifully carved statues in the temples display various aspects of life and the values that are considered important. While being famous for the erotic art the sexual theme does not cover more than 10% of the sculptures. There is a proper balance between the erotic and non- sexual images. The viewer has to look closely or have to be directed by a guide to find them.

The temples have been classified according to their geographical locations as Eastern, Western and Southern Group.

Getting there

By Air: Regular flights operate from Delhi and Varanasi. Jabalpur(230 kms) is connected to Mumbai, Hyderabad and New Delhi.

By Rail: Khajuraho Railway Station links from New Delhi and Jhansi. Satna (120 kms) is another major railhead which connects from Mumbai, Kolkata and Varanasi.

By Road: Regular buses are available from Satna and Harpalpur.

1

Eastern Group of Temples

Parsvanath Temple, Ghantai Temple, Adinath Temple, The Hindu Trio.

2

Western Group

Khandariya Mahadeo Temple, Chausath Yogini, Chitragupta Temple, Vishwanath Temple, Lakshmana Temple, Matangeshwara Temple.

3

Southern Group

Duladeo Temple and Chaturbhuj Temple.

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