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Khajuraho

Khajuraho Travel Guide

An erotic and famed city in Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho is a land housing a number of stunning Hindu and Jain temples. These temples have unique carvings that depicts passion in an aesthetic way. Being a popular UNESCO World Heritage Site, Khajuraho is an epitome of elegance with magnificent and exceptional architectural skills all around the city. On visiting Khajuraho, tourists get astounded by the stunning sculptures which portray the true essence of love and life. Getting inside the temples, one can find an atmosphere full of peace and holiness. In the sense, consisting meditation, spiritual teachings, kinship, wrestling, royalty and above all the sensuous art leaves the travellers in awe and wonder. In addition to this, the erotic sculptures of Khajuraho that depicts Kama Sutra have made the destination completely unique and popular all across the globe. Furthermore, Khajuraho gives tourists the opportunity to witness the folk dances, light and sound shows that are organized in the temple premises and other art centers. Be it the wonderful carvings or the evening shows, a visit to Khajuraho let the tourists experience spirituality and architectural heritage at the same time.

Best Places to Stay & Things to Do in & around Khajuraho

Accommodation

Being a renowned destination in Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho is dotted with a number of accommodations. Right from luxury to deluxe and standard to budget, Khajuraho offers a wide range of hotels and resorts that suit the preferences of the travellers. Sevagram, Chhatarpur, Jain Temple Road, Rajnagar Road, Airport Road are some popular areas where tourists can find a wide range of hotels and resorts for a comfortable stay in Khajuraho.

Top Things to Do

Khajuraho is not just limited to the temples as it offers the tourist a number of things to get indulged that make holidays in Khajuraho a memorable one. Apart from its magnificent architecture, erotic carvings, natural sites, Khajuraho entertains travellers coming from across the globe in many other ways. Out of many ways, one that is popular here is attending the sound and light show where tourists can enjoy the Indian classical music and the technicolour floodlights with friends and family. Besides, tourists can savour delicious and budget street foods including tangy chutney and crunchy samosas which is a must try. Other than this, tourists can even get indulged in exploring the old town of Khajuraho and come across the culture and lifestyle of the locals.

Nearby Places to Visit

Being the religious capital of the Chandela Rulers, Khajuraho is an enticing travel destination in Madhya Pradesh can be explored in a day or probably two days. However, if tourists are done with exploring the beauty of the city in just a day, Khajuraho gives the tourists a number of opportunity to travel to the nearby places. In the sense, tourists can make a visit to the Panna (a wildlife destination) which is located at a distance of approx 43 km from Khajuraho. Other than this, tourists can also head to Chitrakoot which is a popular pilgrimage destination and located at a distance of approx 153 km from Khajuraho.

Best Time to Visit Khajuraho

Being home to a number of famous temples and monuments, Khajuraho can be visited at any time of the year. Yet, the best time to visit Khajuraho is during the winter season when the weather remains cool and pleasant making it favourable for the tourists to explore the beauty of Khajuraho without getting exhausted.

Summer
season

25°C to 47°C, March to June

Summers season in Khajuraho experiences hot and humid weather conditions making it difficult for the tourists for sightseeing tour. Despite such weather conditions, tourists still make it to Khajuraho. However, morning and evenings are still bearable.

Winter
season

5°C to 23°C, Oct to February

Marking the onset of the winter season in Khajuraho, it is the best season to visit when tourists can enjoy the sightseeing tour in cool and pleasant weather conditions. It is during this season when tourists can make the most of their visit to Khajuraho without getting exhausted.

Monsoon
season

24°C to 32°C, July to September

Khajuraho in monsoon season experiences a considerable amount of rainfall making it complicated for the tourists to visit the place. Even though Khajuraho has to bear unfavourable weather conditions but still the tourist destination becomes lush green that enhances the beauty of Khajuraho even more.

How to Reach Khajuraho?

Reaching Khajuraho is not a hassled task. Being a popular destination in Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho can be reached by all the means of transport including air, rail and road. However, airway and railway are considered to be the best means to reach Khajuraho.

Khajuraho has its own airport which is well connected to the other major cities of India including New Delhi, Mumbai, Bhopal, Allahabad and Varanasi. Getting down at the airport tourists can avail the cab, taxi and bus services to reach Khajuraho which is located at a distance of approx 3 km.

Travelling to Khajuraho by road is convenient as the destination is well connected with the extensive road network. The main highway is NH 75, which falls en route to the town. Also, state-owned buses, private cabs, taxis and personal vehicles ply regularly to Khajuraho.

Khajuraho has its own railway station which is connected to the selected cities. Regular trains from Delhi run to Khajuraho. The other important nearby railheads are at Mahoba, Satna, Katni and Jhansi.

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