Temples in Khajuraho

Temples Overview

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Khajuraho Temples stand as the last relics of the reign of the Chandela kings in the beautiful hamlet of Khajuraho. These exquisite temples are the prime attractions here and have earned the title of UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temples were built over a period of 200 years. The marvellous architecture and erotic carvings are the crowning glory of these temples.

The temples of Khajuraho are segregated into three groups - Eastern, Western and Southern wings. The Western Wing is considered the finest as it features maximum number of huge and attractive temples. These include Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Devi Jagadambe Temple, Chaunsat Yogini and Chitragupta Temple. There are many other temples as well like the Vishwanath Temple, Nandi Temple and Varaha Temple.

The Eastern Group is dominated by meticulously designed Jain Temples, as this was the prime abode of the Jain community during the reign of Chandelas. Parswanath is the largest Jain temple of this wing. This temple is noted for its exquisite detailing, sculptures and theme carvings. Other temples that add to the popularity of this group are Adinatha, Ghantai, Brahma, Vamana and Javari temples.

Khajuraho's Southern Group comprises three temples, namely Duladeo Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple and Beejamandal Temple. Out of these, Duladeo Temple is the most popular, while the Chaturbhuj is the only temple in Khajuraho that lacks any erotic carvings.

  • Opening Closing Time Light and Sound Show at Western Group of Temples
    06:30 pm - 07:25 pm (English)
    07:40 pm - 08:35 pm (Hindi)

  • Movie Connect

    An important feature in the western group of temples is the 55-minute light and sound show, both in Hindi and English languages, organised every evening. The narration has been done by Amitabh Bachchan, the Indian superstar.
  • Entrance Fee Western Group<br /> Rs. 10 for Indians <br /><br /> For Light and Sound Show at Western Group of Temples<br /> Rs. 120 for Adults (Indian)<br /> Rs. 60 for Children (Indian)<br /> Rs. 350 for Adults (Foreigner)<br /> Rs. 200 for Children (Foreigner)<br />

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Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh ‎