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Khajuraho Festival of Dances tour package - Package Overview

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Khajuraho Festival of Dances tour package

Khajuraho Festival of Dances tour package: Overview

If you are wishing to spend your time in Khajuraho by visiting and enjoying Khajuraho festival then you are on write place. provides this suitable package for you and your family to visit in khajuraho festival and make your holiday perfect by visiting in Khajuraho festival.

Khajuraho festival: The most colorful and brilliant classical dance forms of India with their roots in the ling and rich cultural traditions across the country. This cultural festival highlights the richness of the various Indian classical dance styles such as Kathak, Bharathanatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Manipuri and Kathakali with performances of some of the best exponents in the field. In this tour package you will cover the famous dance celebration in Khajuraho as well as famous places which includes Kandharia Temple,  Khajuraho temple, Lakshmana Temple, Ajaigarh Fort, Vishwanath Temple, Archaeological Museum Khajuraho and Raneh Fall. Package is well designed or suited for family, Kids and Couples.


Why you must attend khajuraho Festival?

The world famous temples of Khajuraho are known not only for their erotic sculpture, magnificent carvings and monumental heritage, but also for the annually held famous dance festival exclusively belonging to Khajuraho. This five year old tradition has now become a major reason for the tourist to visit the erotic and sensuous temples of Khajuraho. It is the time when the stones began to communicate with the audience in a rhythmic tone. This festival draws thousands of extremely talented artists from across the globe to present their talent with the temples in scrim and the beholder in the front. Celebrating the magic of the rich classical Indian dances this is a spectacular event this seven day glory invites two finished artists from different genus to perform in an evening.

Package Highlights

  • Explore Central Indian style of temple architecture

  • Meet Traditional way of life of the Hindu society

  • Enjoy the light & sound show at Kandharia Temple

  • Visit Lakshmana Temple, Ajaigarh Fort, Vishwanath Temple

  • Explore Archaeological Museum and Raneh Falls

  • Enjoy the Dance activities and full day stay in this fair

  • Take pleasure of classical dance forms of India

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Package includes

  • 3 Nights stay in Khajuraho with site seeing

  • 1 Full Day visit Khajuraho dance festival

  • Private Cab for 4 Days

  • Breakfast and Dinner include

  • Accommodation in well advice Property

  • Pick & Drop Amritsar

  • Accommodation in a Twins Share room

  • All Taxes included

Recommended Hotels

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Hotel Clarks Khajuraho   (5* Hotel) TA rating - 4.0 – certified in excellence 

Address: Bameetha Road, Near Khajuraho Airport, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh 471606


Hotel Isabel Palace (3* Hotel) TA rating - 4.5 – certified in excellence 

Address: AIRPORT ROAD, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh 471606

Hotel Surya Khajuraho (2* Hotel) TA rating - 4.0 – certified in excellence 

Address: Jain Temple Road, Dist Chhatarpur, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh 471606

Khajuraho Festival of Dances tour package - Package Itinerary

After arrival at Khajuraho airport or railway station and you will transfer to hotel. After freshen up and get ready you will visit to famous places of Khajuraho which includes i.e. the temples of Khajuraho are one the finest examples of the central Indian style of temple architecture. Though these temples have gained popularity because of their erotic carvings, they are reflective of the traditional way of life of the Hindu society in the medieval period. Evening enjoy the light & sound show at Kandharia Temple.

Overnight at Khajuraho with dinner

After breakfast you will visit the famous dance festival of Khajuraho. Enjoy the Dance activities and stay full day in this fair. In the evening back to hotel.

Overnight at Khajuraho with dinner


About Khajuraho festival

Khajuraho Festival of Dances is celebrated at a time when the hardness of winter begins to fade and the king of all seasons, spring, takes over. The most colorful and brilliant classical dance forms of India with their roots in the ling and rich cultural traditions across the country  The Khajuraho Dance Festival is one of the most important cultural events in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The organizer of this event is the Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad, which is the Department of Culture in Madhya Pradesh. The festival is a platform for the cultural display of the various dance forms of India.  The dance festival has earned a global recognition for itself from different renowned dance schools across the world. Many overseas tourists also visit the country during this event to watch a culturally extravagant program of classical dances.

After breakfast you will be visit to Khajuraho city tour which includes Lakshmana Temple, Ajaigarh Fort, Vishwanath Temple and after having a lunch in a nearest restaurant later you will visit for Archaeological Museum Khajuraho and Raneh Falls, In the evening back to hotel.

Overnight at Khajuraho with dinner


Lakshmana temple: Lakshmana temple is ranked second amongst the largest temples in Khajuraho. The temple was constructed between 930 AD and 950 AD. The temple is dedicated to Hindu god Vishnu. he platform of the temple is beautifully decorated with patterns of elephants and horsemen carrying out parade. Each corner of this beautiful temple is accompanied with a small shrine and is bordered with fence carvings


Ajaigarh Fort:  The fort offers breathtaking views of the Ken river. The fort is a glorious example of the architectural excellence possessed by the artisans during Chandela dynasty.  The fort still lives to tell the tale and about the majestic past.


Vishwanath Temple:  Vishwanath Temple is located on the north-eastern corner of the western group complex Vishwanath temple in Khajuraho is famous for the beautifully carved sculptures of Shivlinga and idol of Lord Brahma. This temple is considered to be a UNESCO world another prime attraction of the temple is a 6 ft high Nandi bull, which is seated on top of a wide platform with a sphinx-like expression


Archaeological Museum Khajuraho: The museum is located near western group of Khajuraho temples. The museum houses architectural ruins and loose sculptures, which once belonged to the temples of Khajuraho  It consists of five galleries, including the main hall, showcase antique sculptures of Brahmanical, Jaina and Buddhist faiths. Housing more than 2,000 sculptures, the most prominent one is a seated Buddha figure, which indicates the existence of Buddhist shrine in the destination.


Raneh Falls:  Raneh Falls is located some 20 km away from Khajuraho. The rock formations here are stunning. Nature lovers simply adore the place as the falls is situated in a picturesque setting surrounded by beautiful forests. It is one of the prominent tourist attractions, which is named after King Rane Pratap, the erstwhile ruler of the region. Situated in close vicinity of the destination, the waterfall emerged at the confluence of Ken and Khuddar rivers.The place should be visited during rainy season to enjoy the wonderful sight it has to offer with millions of waterfalls in various sizes gushing through the rocks. Sunset is another view not to be missed on your visit here. The multi-colored granites glow winningly and you would not be able to take your eyes off the landscape.

After breakfast you will drop to Khajuraho airport or railway station for onwards journey. Tour end with lots of memories

Khajuraho Festival of Dances tour package - Package Other Details

How to reach Khajuraho

Khajuraho by Air:  Khajuraho Airport is the nearest airport. One can get taxi or a Jeep to reach the destination.

Khajuraho by railways:  Mahoba is the nearest railway station to Khajuraho which is located at distance of 63 km from Khajuraho. Another major rail head is Harpalpur which is connected to most of the rail head of the country. The rail head is situated at a distance of about 90 km from Khajuraho.

Khajuraho by Road:  Roads of Khajuraho offer a smooth driving experience. The highways connect Khajuraho with every city in Madhya Pradesh. Both AC and Non AC buses are available in time intervals

Best time to visit Khajuraho

The best time to visit khajuraho is during the months of October to march when the average temperature is between 90° and 40°.During the month of October till February making it ideal for outdoor activities like temple visit.

Food to eat in Khajuraho

Khajuraho is a famous perfect destination to visit and spe4nd your holiday but tour is incomplete without the famous specialty food of Khajuraho. Khajuraho famous food is Dall bafla which is entierly famous and well known dish. It is one of the favorites of people of Khajuraho and if you are food-lover, then you would also love to eat again and again.

Khajuraho Climate

Summer (March to May)

Summers in Khajuraho are can be extremely hot, with temperatures rising to 47 degree Celsius or 117 degree Fahrenheit. The hot, dry summer of Khajuraho In summers, the maximum temperature recorded is 47°C. Summers are really hot and humid and the people like to wear light and comfortable clothes.

Monsoon (June to August)

A moderate monsoon serves to refill the khajuraho village tanks and feed the surrounding forests. Monsoon Season starts from the month o f June and continues till the month August. The place receives heavy rainfall and it becomes even more beautiful.

Winters (November to February)

The climate in Khajuraho is pleasant, with temperatures reaching a low of 4 degree Celsius. Winter season starts from the month of December and lasts till the month of February. The temperature dips below a minimum of about 4 °C. People prefer wearing woolen and warm clothes.

Khajuraho Temples History

Khajuraho is believed to be the religious capital of Chandellas. Chandella rulers had tried to discriminate politics from religious & cultural activities, so they established their political capital in Mahoba which is about 60 km. away from religious & cultural capital in Khajuraho. These temples were built by the Chandella ruler between AD 900 and 1130. It was the golden period of Chandella rulers. It is presumed that it was every Chandella ruler has built at least one temple in his lifetime. So all Khajuraho Temples are not constructed by any single Chandella ruler but Temple building was a tradition of Chandella rulers and followed by almost all rulers of Chandella dynasty.

The first recorded mention of the Khajuraho temples is in the accounts of Abu Rihan al Biruni in AD 1022 and the Arab traveler Ibn Battuta in AD 1335. Local tradition lists 85 temples in Khajuraho out of which only 25 temples are surviving after various stages of preservation and care. All these temples are scattered over an area of about 9 square miles. After fall of Chandella dynasty (after AD 1150), Khajuraho Temples suffered destruction & disfigurement by muslim invaders in this area which forced local people to leave Khajuraho. So from about 13th century to 18th century, Khajuraho temples remain in forest cover, away from popularity till it was re-discovered by British engineer T. S. Burt.

Whole Khajuraho was enclosed by a wall with about 8 gates used for entry/exit. It is believed that each gate is flanked by two date & palm trees. Due to these date trees present Khajuraho get its name Khajura-vahika.

Sculptures of Khajuraho

Sculpture of Khajuraho can be divided into these broad categories:

  • Cult images

  • Heaven Nymphs

  • Animals, Attendant & enclosing divinities

  • Miscellaneous themes

Cult Images

This category comprises formal cult-images sculptured almost completely in the round, and with strict conformity in canonical formulae. Such cult-images can be seen in most of the Western & Eastern group of Temples. Such images are mainly from Hindu religion and some of them are of Jain sect. Khajuraho Temples are made mostly with sand-stone of variety of colors from pale buff, yellow and pink and brown. There are certain temples in which Granite stone is also used. Carving work on Granite is comparatively tough. On the other hand as Sand-stone is softer than Granite, sculpture might have considered this property also while choosing the stone for most of the Temples. Finishing of Sand-stone is much fine and accurate.

Heaven Nymphs

The Heaven Nymphs is popularly known as Apsaras and Sura - sundaris, and they bag the title of most numerous sculpture and finest piece of art in Khajuraho. Most of the Apsaras are shown in various dancing postures. We can read their facial expressions & conclude the emotions & moods the nymphs which distinguish them from conventional Nayikas. They are shown yawning, scratching, touching their breasts, disrobing, removing thorn from feet, fondling babies, playing with pets like parrot, playing flute & vina, writing letters, looking mirror to do make-up etc.

They are executed either in the round, high or medium relief o outer or inner walls, pillars and ceilings of temples. Such graceful nymphs are shown in wearing finely designed ornaments around neck, waists, wrist, arms and legs.

Family & Enclosing divinities

This category comprises sculptures of family, their attendant and enclosing divinities. The figures in sculpture belong to iconographic qualities of cult-images of first category. Such figures are more formal & remaining figures of god and goddesses which includes Dikpalas 8 guardians of the quarters are less formal. They are projected against the walls of Khajuraho Temples and are executed either in the round or in high or medium relief.

Animals & Other Species

This category you can find the sculptures of animals including the mythical sardula. One can explore the sculpture of creature with lion’s body and head of some different creature & sculpture of elephants, lions, parrots, and dragons like creatures. Each such creature has been display for particular reason & meaning like elephant depicted in a row (Lakshmana Temple), use to welcome guests, lion shows strength & power. Similarly wild boar is depicted to show presence of Hindu god like lord Vishnu who one look is of human body with head of wild boar. Nandi (Bull) has been carved is devoted to lord Shiva who rides on bull called Nandi.

Khajuraho Art

  • The sculptures here are conspicuously slender and taller and show the richest variety of Apsara figures. These sculptures represent the highest watermark of the characteristic art diction of Khajuraho.

  •  The Vamana and Adinatha temples carry on the sculptural tradition. The apsara here are shown striking many difficult, almost tortuous poses.

  • Duladeo represents the last flicked of the dying lamp. It combines highly dynamic and romantic sculptures such as those of dancing nymphs and flying vidyadharas, with degenerate, stereotyped and lavishly ornamented figures.

  • The art is on a clear decline in Javari and Chatrubhuja temples. These contain largely conventionalized figures without much life or expression.

  • The classical flavor of khajuraho sculptures art of Parsvanatha and Lakshmana temples is continued in Vesvanatha Temple, which has displaying admirable poise and balance.

  • The sculptures of Chitragupta and Jagadambi are some of the most artistic in Khajuraho.

  • The khajuraho art attains its maturity in Kandariya Mahadev Temple, which displays human figures with distinctive physiognomy.

Programme details in Khajuraho 2018

         Date                                                      Performances

25 February 2018        -      Purva Dnasri,Odyssey, Group Kathak, Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam

26 February 2018         -    Kathak, Contemporary, Odyssey Group

27 February 2018         -     Kathak, Odissi

28 February 2018         -     Kuchipudi, Kathak / Odissi / contemporary, Manipuri group

1 March 2018               -      Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Odissi, Kathak group

2 March 2018               -        Odyssey, Bharatanatyam Couple, Kuchipudi group

3 March 2018               -     Kathak, Bharatanatyam Couple, Bharatanatyam Group 

More about Khajuraho Dance Festival

Khajuraho dance festival is organized in February or March Every year to explore the rich Indian culture and its marvelous history. This festival is organized by the Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad. Many world famous artists come and perform here.

The festival continues till one-week. It is held annually with the background of the Khajuraho temples lit behind in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh state. The ambience around is full of art and passion and the background of the magnificent Khajuraho temples enhances the beauty of the festival.

Temples in khajuraho

Kandariya Mahadev Temple

Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is largest among western group of temples. It was built by Chandela King Vidydhar. The temple derives its name from Kandara meaning cave in English and Mahadev another name for Lord Shiva. Its shikhara(spire) rises about 30m (100 feet) above the platform which it shares with the older Devi Jagadambi temple depicting Mount Kailash, the abode of Lord Mahadev in Himalayas and is surrounded by 84 Urushringaras, the smaller spires erected against the Shikhara.

The exterior has over 900 sculptures carved into sandstone stacked without mortar. The carved exterior contrasts with the sanctum that houses a Shiva lingam in the womb of the temple located beneath the main 'shikhara' (spire).

Devi Jagdambi Temple

Believed to be older then Kandariya Mahadev temple, it is built on the same platform as  Kandariya Mahadev .Devi Jagdambi temple was dedicated to Lord Vishnu originally. But now it enshrines the image of Goddess Parvati in Sanctum painted in black to give appearance of Jagdambi (Kali). At the entrance, there is sculpture of a warrior fighting bare handed with a Lion, the symbol of Chandela Dynasty.

Chitragupta Temple

Dedicated to Lord Surya, Chitragupta Temple has 5 ft image of Lord Surya driving a chariot of seven horses. Facing eastwards towards the rising sun, it is the place where most of the dance performances take place during the famous Annual Khajuraho dance festival. There is a Chopra Tank; a deep three-storied stepped well that was built by the Chandelas which is around 200 yards from the temple Chitragupta. It is believed that there was a temple in the middle of the tank. The tank however is now in dilapidated state.

Matangeshwar Temple

Located outside the premises of Western group of temples, it is the only temple where pooja and other religious ceremonies are performed. The temple has 8 feet long shiva lingam.

Chausath Yogini

The only granite temple in the Khajuraho, the very first temple in Khajuraho, Chausath Yogini Temple is dedicated to the 64 yoginis the temple had 67 shrines (out of those around 35 survive). These shrines were considered to be the many manifestation of the goddess Shakti. Regarded to be a 9th millennium monument; this temple is in a dilapidated situation.

Varaha temple

Located in front of Lakshmana temple, it is one of the oldest and smallest temple. Temple has an statue of Standing Varaha (Boar incarnation of Lord Vishnu) which measures 2.6 meters long and 1.7 meter high and is made of sandstone. The temple structure rests on 14 pillars that support pyramidal roof and a Kalash on top.

Nandi Temple

This temple is dedicated to Nandi bull which serves as Vahna of Lord Shiva.

Light and Sound Show at Western group of temples

Western group of temples

There is a Sound and Light show organized by Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Board every evening, History of Great Chandela Kings and of Khajuraho temples is narrated in the baritone of Bollywood Amitabh Bhachchan. Entry ticket Rs. 120/- for Indians and Rs. 300/- for foreigners. Two shows are held daily, provided it isn’t raining, there’s a minimum of ten people for the show. The first show, in English, is at 7.30 PM; the second show, in Hindi, is at 8.30 PM. There is an entry charges of $US 5 for the western group of temples for foreigners and INR 10 for Indians.

Eastern Group Temples

The largest Jain Temple in India Parsavnath Temple

Parsavnath temple is the largest Jain temple in India built in the honour of Adinath, the first Jain tirthankar. The temple houses an idol of Parsavnath.One of the surprising characteristic of this Khajuraho temple is that it does not have erotic sculptures as are ubiquitous in other temples in Khajuraho. There are many non erotic sculptures of Surasundaris depicting many postures which visitors watch spellbound.

Ghantai Temple

One of the major Jain temple, Ghantai temple has played a significant role in the development of Jainism in India. The Ghantai temple is locally so called due to chain-and-bell (ghanta) motifs, carved on its pillars. This temple was of the same design as the Parsvanath temple, grandeur in conception and almost twice as large in dimensions. The carvings etched on the main beam, on top of the door include the sixteen auspicious signs seen in a dream by Lord Mahavira's mother and has a multi-armed Jain goddess hovering on a winged Garuda.

Adinath Temple

Located to the north of the Parsvanath temple, Adinath temple is dedicated to Jain saint Adinath. The temple is constructed in the form of 'sapta-ratha' .The walls are adorned with beautifully carved figures including that of Yakshis and court dancer Nilanjana, a famous dancer in the court of Lord Adinath. Other famous temples of Eastern group includemple, Brahma te Vamana Temple, Hanuman Temple and Javari Temple.