Destination Snapshot

  • Travel Style

  • First Timers
  • Culture Vultures
  • Lovebirds
  • Something Different
    • Language

      Hindi and some speak English
    • Altitude

      283 meters
    • Time zone

      IST (UTC+5.5 hours)
    • Theme

      Heritage, Religious

Located in the heart of India with the backdrop of Vindhya mountain range, Khajuraho is a heritage city that impresses you with its unique craftsmanship of temples adorned with the Indo-Aryan architecture and erotic rock carvings.

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You will like

  • Temple Architecture

    Be it the erotic sculptures, the impeccable symmetry or the sandstone carvings; you are bound to be speechless by the magnificence of the temples in Khajuraho.

  • Sound and Light Show

    While temples amaze you during the day, don’t miss the colourful spectacle backed by an evening musical show at the temple grounds. Make sure you reach on time as the show starts with a voice-over by the legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan.

  • Food

    You name the cuisine and they have it. From Italian, Chinese, Thai, Continental to Indian; you would find plenty of restaurants serving different varieties.

Be prepared

  • No Nightlife

    While there is so much to do during the day, you would not find any club or bar to venture out to at night.

  • Laid back lifestyle

    You might find the place too dull as people here are quite relaxed and contended with their slow-paced lifestyle.

Describing It

A UNESCO world heritage site, Khajuraho will amaze you with its unique temple structure that is lined in perfect symmetry boasting of the finest sandstone carvings and erotic sculptures that attract people from different parts of the world. Even if you are not an art-lover, you will be taken aback with the detailed artwork of the temple. A small town, temples in Khajuraho are broadly divided into three groups - Western, Eastern and Southern; all of which are located closely.

Owing to its architectural wonder and peaceful environ, Khajuraho has gained popularity with many foreign tourists. While you are here, you can also take short trips to the neighbouring places like Raneh Falls, Orcha and Panna National Park which are only a few kilometres drive from the town. Get up close with the culture of the town as you watch different folk dances, light and sound shows that are organised at the temple premises and other art centres.

And in case you thought, it’s just art and culture that will keep you on your toes, think again! You will be surprised by the variety of cuisines available here. From Italian to Mexican, Chinese to Thai and Continental to Mughlai; get ready to savour on the delicious delicacies served at the many restaurants in Khajuraho. Shopping might not be that grand here but you must take a souvenir or two (like key chains, CDs, T-shirts and the beautiful stone-carved showpieces) for home. Women can shop for saris and other handloom from the local market of Khajuraho. All in all, Khajuraho packs for an enriching offbeat getaway from the usual touristy places in India.