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Introduction

The creators of Khajuraho claimed descent from the moon. The legend that describes the origin of this great dynasty is a fascinating one: Hemavati, the beautiful young daughter of a Brahmin priest was seduced by the moon god while bathing in the Rati one evening. The child born of this union between a mortal and a god was a son, Chandravarman. Harassed by society, the unwed mother sought refuge in the dense forest of Central India where she was both mother and guru to her young son. The boy grew up to found the great Chandela dynasty. When he was established as a ruler. He had a dream-visitation from his mother, who implored him to build temples that would reveal human passions, and in doing so bring about a realization of the emptiness of human desire.

Area 8 sq km
Altitude 283 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-24.0 C-46.0 C Winter-7.0 C-28.0C
Language English, Hindi
STD Code 07686
Rainfall 114 cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit October to April

Khajuraho MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :- Khajuraho has daily domestic flights to and from Agra, Varanasi and Kathmandu.
  2. Rail:-The nearest railway stations to Khajuraho are Mahoba, Satna and Jhansi. All of these are well connected to most of the major cities of India.
  3. Road:-Khajuraho is connected by regular and direct bus services with Chhatarpur, Mahoba, Harpalpur, Satna, panna, Jhansi, Gwalior, Agra, Sagar, Jabalpur, indore, Bhopal, Varanasi and Allahabad.

Places to Visit

Devi Jagadambi Varaha Temple Chausath Yogini Lakshamana Temple
Chitragupta Temple Kandariya Mahadeva Matansgesvara Vishvanatha Temple

Excursion

Panna National Park Bandhavgarh National Park Raneh Falls Ajaigarh  & Kalinjar Forts
Dhubela Museum      

Accommodation

Hotel Clarks Khajuraho Holiday Inn Jass Trident Taj Chandela
Usha Bundela The Lalit Temple View