Things to Do in Khajuraho

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  • Temples


    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 ...

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  • Dance Festival

    Dance Festival

    Every year in the month of February and March, Khajuraho sees a week-long dance festival celebrated with full grandeur. This festival has classical dances from different Indian states including Bharat Natyam, Manipuri, Kucchipudi, Oddissi, Kathak, Mohiniattam and Kathakali performed by famous dancers.

    A visual treat, this festival is ...

  • Kandariya Mahadev Temple

    Kandariya Mahadev Temple

    Kandariya Mahadev Temple is one of the most imposing structures in the Western group of Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the largest and the most beautiful temple in the whole complex. Dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shiva, this revered shrine was built by Vidyadhara - a powerful ...

  • Lakshmana Temple

    Lakshmana Temple

    Built by Chandela kings, Lakshmana Temple is one of the first magnificent structures established in Khajuraho. Known to be an architectural marvel, this beautiful shrine is amongst the largest temples set in the Western Wing of the Khajuraho complex. This temple is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Vishnu and houses ...

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  • Vamana Temple

    Vamana Temple

    One of the major relics of the Chandela dynasty, the fascinating Vamana Temple is a beautiful shrine built in the Eastern complex of Khajuraho. It is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Vishnu’s dwarfed and chubby incarnation, Lord Vamana.

    The temple features an entrance-porch, sanctum, vestibule and maha-mandapa. It stands ...

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  • Brahma Temple

    Brahma Temple

    Brahma Temple, an architectural marvel, is an intrinsic part of the Eastern Group of Khajuraho Temples. Built in AD 900, it is renowned for being one of the oldest structures in this temple complex.

    It is located on the banks of Khajur Lake or Khajuraho Sagar. The temple is ...

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  • Chitragupta Temple

    Chitragupta Temple

    Chitragupta Temple, an integral part of the Khajuraho Temples, is dedicated to the Sun God (Surya). This temple is located about 91 m towards the north of the Jagadambi Temple and 183 metres southeast of an ancient tank, known as Chopra.

    Architecturally, the plan and design of this temple ...

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  • Dulhadev Temple

    Dulhadev Temple

    Dulhadev or Dulhadeo Temple, situated on the banks of the Khurau Nala, is one of the most beautiful shrines of the Southern Group of Khajuraho Temples. This temple is the last shrine built in the southern wing of Khajuraho. The temple is also known as Kunwar Math and is dedicated ...

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  • Javari Temple

    Javari Temple

    Javari Temple is a beautiful shrine in Khajuraho, noted for its distinct architecture. This temple, counted amongst the most beautiful shrines of the Eastern Group of Khajuraho Temples, is situated about 200 metres towards the south of the Vamana Temple. It is assumed that since there is no Hindu deity ...

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  • Nandi Temple

    Nandi Temple

    Within the popular Viswanath Temple stands a small shrine called the Nandi Temple. It is dedicated to Nandi Bull, which is considered to be the mount or vahana of the Hindu Lord Shiva. As per Hindu mythology, Nandi also serves as a gatekeeper of Lord Shiva and His wife Goddess Parvati ...

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  • State Museum of Tribal and Folk Art

    State Museum of Tribal and Folk Art

    Set in the Chandela Cultural Complex, the State Museum of Tribal and Folk Art in Khajuraho is an ideal place for history lovers. The museum showcases a vast collection of masterpieces that is symbolic of the rich culture of the region.

    There are over 500 tribal antiques, folk paintings, ...

  • Viswanath Temple

    Viswanath Temple

    Viswanath Temple is one of the architectural marvels of the Khajuraho Temple Complex - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by the Chandela king Dhanga in AD 999, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

    The temple comprises an entrance porch, sanctum, mandapa, maha-mandapa and vestibule. The sanctum ...

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  • Adinath Temple

    Adinath Temple

    Adinath Temple, an important part of the Eastern Group of Khajuraho Temples, is a significant example of the Jain settlement in Khajuraho. This ancient shrine is dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankar Adinath - the founder of Jainism.

    What catches the fancy of visitors are the beautiful carvings of ...

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  • Archaeological Museum Khajuraho

    Archaeological Museum Khajuraho

    The Archaeological Museum Khajuraho, a noted tourist attraction of the destination, gives insight into the royal past of India. Khajuraho has been identified as UNESCO World Heritage Site owing to its beautiful temples with the erotic carvings. Though most of the temples here are well-preserved, some are partially in ruins. ...

  • Chaturbhuj Temple

    Chaturbhuj Temple

    Built in AD 1100, the Chaturbhuj Temple is also known as the Jatakari Temple and is counted amongst the Southern Group of Temples in Khajuraho. The shrine stands 3 kilometres away from the Eastern Group in the Jatakari Village and is popular for its impressive architecture. It has an entrance porch, ...

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  • Chausath Yogini Temple

    Chausath Yogini Temple

    Chausath Yogini Temple is part of the Western Group of Khajuraho Temples. It is also one of the oldest shrines in the erstwhile town of Chandelas, dating back to AD 900. This temple is dedicated to 64 Yoginis, who are considered as the incarnations of the Mother Goddess, Shakti.

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  • Devi Jagdamba Temple

    Devi Jagdamba Temple

    Devi Jagdamba Temple is part of the Western Group of Temples of Khajuraho. This piece of architecture is one-of-its-kind in the world; hence it is often referred to as the chef-d'oeuvre. The temple showcases the typical triple panel of sculptures, wherein the topmost has some of the most erotic carvings. ...

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  • Jain Museum

    Jain Museum

    Jain Museum, popular as Sahu Shantiprasad Jain Kala Sangrahalaya, is situated amid the Eastern Group of Khajuraho Temples. Inaugurated in the year 1987, the museum with circular gallery is known for housing more than a hundred Jain sculptures from the past.

    Right at the entrance of the museum, you ...

  • Beni Sagar Dam

    Beni Sagar Dam

    Beni Sagar Dam is a beautiful picnic spot, located on the border of the temple town of Khajuraho. Built over the Khuddar River, it is a colossal structure that stretches across an area of about 7.7 square kilometres.

    The dam is popular amongst locals and tourists as it offers ...

  • Gangau Dam

    Gangau Dam

    Gangau Dam is a huge structure built at the confluence of two rivers, namely the Simiri River and Ken River (a prominent river of Bundelkhand). This site is perfect for picnic or a day out, where you can just relax and enjoy few moments away from the humdrum of city ...

  • Varaha Temple

    Varaha Temple

    Varaha Temple belongs to the Western Group of Temples of Khajuraho. The origin of this temple dates back to AD 900-925, which makes it one of the oldest shrines in the complex.

    The highlight of this temple is an huge image of Yajna Varaha, an incarnation of the Hindu ...

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  • Dhubela Museum

    Dhubela Museum

    Maharaja Chhatrasal Museum, popularly known as the Dhubela Museum, is a storehouse of antiques and artefacts. This museum, situated 16 kilometres away from Chhatarpur on the Chhatarpur-Nowgaon Highway, was set up in 1955 by Maharaja Chhatrasal (an Indian warrior, who established his kingdom in Bundelkhand). A major part of the ...

  • Matangeshwara Temple

    Matangeshwara Temple

    Matangeshwara Temple is an exception among the Western Group of Khajuraho Temples, which are noted for their erotic carvings. The architecture of this temple, built in AD 900-925, is quite simple, without any erotic carvings or sculptures. However, this shrine is unique because it is the only shrine in the ...

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  • Panna National Park

    Panna National Park

    Panna National Park, a popular tiger reserve, is home to some of the rarest wildlife species. This park is situated about 57 kilometres away from Khajuraho in the Chattarpur region of Madhya Pradesh. Spread over a large area of 543 sq km, it can be best explored by jeep safari, ...

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  • Ajaigarh Fort

    Ajaigarh Fort

    Ajaigarh or Ajaygarh Fort is listed among the top attractions of the region. It stands alone on a hilltop in the district of Panna and is easily accessible from Khajuraho. The fort is bordered by beautiful Vindhya Hills and provides absolutely stunning views of the Ken River. This grand fort ...

  • Ayur Arogyam

    Ayur Arogyam

    Ayur Arogyam, a famous Ayurvedic centre in Khajuraho, was set up by Narayanankutty Nambiar, a native of Kottakkal (popular as the land of Ayurveda in the Indian state of Kerala). He established the centre ‘Ayur Arogyam’ with the aim of offering ‘Healthy Long Living’ to everyone.

    The centre strives ...

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  • Lakshmi Temple

    Lakshmi Temple

    Lakshmi Temple is a small yet notable shrine that belongs to the Western Group of Khajuraho Temples. It stands north to the Varaha Temple and opposite the Lakshman Temple. It is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi (Consort of Lord Vishnu), who is revered as the deity of wealth, fortune ...

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  • Parsvanath Temple

    Parsvanath Temple

    Parsvanath Temple is known as the biggest and the most beautiful Jain temple in the whole complex. Tourists visit this temple in huge numbers, to witness the architectural and artistic brilliance of craftsmen of the Chandela period.

    Inside the temple, there is a sanctum with a throne, which faces ...

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  • Shantinath Temple

    Shantinath Temple

    Shantinath Temple is a prominent structure in the Eastern Group of Khajuraho Temples. Renowned for its exquisite and beautiful architecture, a number of Digambar Jains visit this shrine every year.

    This temple is basically a combination of several small sections and shrines. The main section features a 3.7 metres (12 ...

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  • Beejamandal Temple

    Beejamandal Temple

    The Beejamandal Temple is an integral part of the southern group of shrines in Khajuraho. Geographically, it lies in the old Jatkhara Village, near Chaturbhuja Temple (within the southern wing).

    This temple has not yet been excavated completely and archaeologists believe that this temple might be the ...

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  • Kalinjar Fort

    Kalinjar Fort

    Listed among the eight popular forts of the Chandela rulers, the Kalinjar Fort rests 244 metres above the plains on a flat-topped rocky hill of the Vindhya Range. Although many rulers fought fierce battles to win this fort, the Chandelas managed to control it for a long time. Every Chandela ...