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Khajuraho Tour : An Expedition to the Temple City!

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Khajuraho is located at Chattarpur in Madhya Pradesh. This historic land beholds a number of Hindu and Jain temples. It is mainly visited for its group of temples. The monuments of Khajuraho have been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These monuments display extraordinary artwork and exquisite craftsmanship. Annual dance festival organized in Khajuraho temple invites many visitors from all over the world. Outstanding carvings can be seen inside the inner sanctum of Khajuraho temples which attract people to explore the appeal of elegance.

Some popular attractions of Khajuraho include:

Adinath

This Jain temple was built in 11th century.  It is dedicated to Adinath, a Jain Saint. The temple is an important constituent of the famous Jain group of temples. Constructed in the shape of 'sapta-ratha' the temple is beautifully adorned with exquisite carvings. It’s single towered 'shikhara' also gives a graceful look to the shrine. The walls are lavishly decorated with beautifully sculptured images of court musicians. The elegance of carved images is a spectacle to behold.

Devi Jagdamba

This small temple is renowned for its erotic and beautifully carved figures. The Garbha griha has a grand image of Jagdamba, the Devi of Universe. Initially started out as Vishnu temple, it has the three bands of sculptures, out of which the third band houses the most erotic sculptures.

Parsvanath

Parsvanath temple is known for its sculptures, architecture and various beautiful idols. The temple depicting its significance in Khajuraho is a world heritage. There are many idols surrounding the place that have been precisely constructed. The idols depict many Devis playing musical instruments like manjeera, gandharva, mridanga, shankha and vadya. It also houses various idols related to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.

Lakshmana

This is an east-facing temple of Khajuraho, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple dates back to the 10th century A. D. There are two open pavilions, known as mandaps right in front of the temple. The temple is beautifully carved with the images of more than 600 gods and goddess of the Hindu mythology.

Chausath Yogini

The Chausath Yogini Temple is located in the south-western part. It belongs to the Western group of temples. The temple is dedicated to 64 yoginis, the demonstrations of the Mother Goddess. It is constructed on a large raised podium which is set in an open courtyard and is surrounded with small temples.

Accessibility

Khajuraho is accessible from all parts of India by rail, road and air. It is about 600 kilometres away from Delhi. Jhansi is the nearest airport where many airlines fly. However, train is the main mode of transport which connects Khajuraho to the remote corners of India.

Excursions in Khajuraho:

Following excursion sites are worth visiting during Khajuraho tour:

  • Panna National Park - Located around 56 kms from Khajuraho, it is a perfect place for wildlife watchers.
  • Dhubela Museum - Situated 64 km away, the museum houses a wide collection of sculpture of the Shakti cult.
  • Benisagar Lake – It is an ideal tourist spot, located around 7 km away. Offering opportunities for boating and angling, this lake is worth to pay a visit.

Khajuraho Tourism offers you an opportunity to celebrate the ancient glory with its exquisitely carved temples. Travel to Khajuraho to see the best temples, which are the popular Madhya Pradesh attractions inviting tourists from all over the world.

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