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Option - 1: 4N / 5D Khajuraho Orchha with Jabalpur tour Package @ INR 12,700 per person. T&C apply
Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Transportation + Sightseeing + Breakfast
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Khajuraho - Orchha Tour Package from Delhi
Khajuraho - Orchha Tour Package: Overview
Madhya Pradesh has several destinations boasting a variety of tourist attractions that are rich in spirituality, culture and much more. Khajuraho and Orchha are two of such destinations reflecting the culture, traditions and architectural brilliance of ancient times perfectly. Khajuraho also abodes several beautiful temples are listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites while Orchha holds ancient and beautiful monuments dating back to one thousand years.
This 04 Nights and 05 Days tour package take you to ancient city Orchha and Khajuraho. The major highlights of the trip are sound and light show at Khajuraho with sightseeing at ancient forts and visiting ancient temples dating back to 10th century and exploring beautiful fort of Orchha. In this package we provide ultimate accommodation with sightseeing and expert tour guide throughout the tour.
What is unique in Khajuraho - Orchha Tour Package?
This holiday package is a combination of the Historical pilgrimage tour and as well as a fun and enjoyment tour with sightseeing’s of Khajuraho & Orchha. In which Khajuraho is one of an example of rich cultural heritage of India. It is the top tourist place famous for its sculptures, temples and architecture where you can enjoy the light & sound show at Kandharia Mahadev Temple
On the other side Orchha is a beautiful & one of the popular tourist destinations in the state that boasts off striking palaces, temples, forts. Travel attractions in Orchha including Laxminarayan Temple & Chattris of Orchha. Both the cities are a hub of many ancient temples attracting thousands of tourists throughout the year. By this 5 days tour with their pilgrimage & historical spots with natures breathtaking views that made reason of the uniqueness of this package with finest accommodation & amenities.
Explore Central Indian style of temple architecture
Meet Traditional way of life of the Hindu society
Enjoy the light & sound show at Kandharia Mahadev Temple
Visit Lakshmana Temple, Devi Jagdamba Temple, Jain Museum
Explore Archaeological Museum and Raneh Falls
Visit Khajuraho Temple, Chitragupta Temple, Dulhandev Temple
Orchha Raj Mahal, Ram Raja Temple, Phool Bagh
Laxminarayan Temple, Sunder Mahal in Orchha
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Tour Package: Inclusion
4 nights’ accommodation on twin sharing basis
Personnel AC car for transportation
Pick & Drop from Delhi
Daily breakfast (MAP) as per plane
Sightseeing visit of Khajuraho and Orchha
Driver allowance, Parking’s, Toll taxes
Tour Package: Exclusion
Other government taxes
Entry Charges of Sightseeing
Activity charges at sightseeing
Charges which are not included in Itinerary
At first day starts with Khajuraho. Arrive at Khajuraho, check in to the hotel in Khajuraho and take rest for some time. After breakfast we will proceed for sightseeing visiting of Khajuraho like Khajuraho Temple, Lakshaman Temple, Raneh Fall, Chitragupta Temple. In the evening we will come back to the hotel and Night Stay in Khajuraho
Khajuraho Temples: The Khajuraho Temples in Madhya Pradesh are amongst the most beautiful medieval monuments in India. Originally a group of 85, they are the largest group of Hindu and Jain temples in the world. There are lots of temples are located related to Hindu and Jain religious.
Lakshaman Temple: The Lakshmana Temple is a Hindu temple built by Yashovarman.The Lakshamana temple is located in the village Sirpur in Mahasmand.Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this brick temple stands on a high massive platform accessible by steps in the north and the south. The temple is famous for the explicitly sexual carvings on the southern side of the temple, though these make up only a small fraction of the total.
Raneh Fall: It is located in Chattarpur district, near to the Ken River. This is about 30 meters deep canyon formed with pure crystalline granite in different colors like pink, green, misty white, and red to grey. Around this waterfalls lots of variety of flora and fauna are developed, which make it more beautiful.
After completing breakfast we will proceed for sightseeing visit of Khajuraho (Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Devi Jagdamba Temple, Archeological Meuseum, Jain Museum, Dulhandev Temple) after enjoying sightseeing visit come back to hotel in evening and night stay in Khajuraho.
Kandariya Mahadev Temple: The name 'Kandariya' means "cave" and 'Mahadeva' is another name for Shiva. The temple is decorated with more than 900 stone carvings and the stones are set without mortar; most of it on the exterior surface of the temple as the interior decoration is sparse. This is the most attractive place in Khajuraho. Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is the largest, tallest and most beautiful Hindu Temple of the Khajuraho Group of Temples.
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.
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.
At early morning after the breakfast we will travel for Orchha. Check in hotel takes rest then proceed for sightseeing visit of Orchha Raj Mahal, Ram Raja Temple, Phool Bagh, Laxminarayan Temple, Sunder Mahal. In evening come back to hotel and Night stay in Orchha.
Raj Mahal: The Raj Mahal also referred to as ‘Raja Mahal’ is the royal residence of erstwhile kings of Orchha, situated in the Tikamgarh District of Orchha.There is also another segment of ‘Sheesh Mahal’ or palace of mirrors present within the Raj Mahal. The interiors of the Raj Mahal are lined with fragments of mirrors and animated paintings which are plastered all over the walls and ceilings.
Ram Raja Temple: It is a sacred Hindu pilgrimage and receives devotees in large numbers regularly and is also commonly known as Orchha Temple.In India this is the only temple where Lord Ram is worshiped as a king and that too in a palace. It is said that Lord Ram resides in Ayodhya by day and sleeps in Orchha at night. Hence the Ram Raja Temple remains closed throughout the day: the heavy silver doors of the sanctum are flung open only at 7 p.m. when the evening aarti is performed.
Phool Bagh: The Phool Bagh of Orchha in Madhya Pradesh is a beautiful garden of the royal rulers of the Bundelkhand dynasty that reflects their rich aesthetic sense and natural splendor of the place during the ancient times. Surrounded by colorful and attractive flower beds, Phool Bagh was the summer palace of the imperial rulers of Orchha during the traditional times. The structure and premises of Phool Bagh provides a resourceful system for water ventilation and connects the underground palace with Chandan Katora fountain.
Laxminarayan Temple: Laxmi Narayan Temple in Orchha exhibits a unique style of architecture, which is a beautiful mix of a fort and a temple moulds. The walls of this charming shrine are elaborately decorated with fabulous mural paintings, which show pulsating compositions from mythological themes. This temple also houses the very famous post mutiny paintings.
Sunder Mahal: Sunder Mahal is a small palace which is almost in ruins today, the air in this haveli has a quaint serenity. The ruins testify the time that has passed since Dhurjban, the son of Jhujhar resided there. He was a Hindu who converted into Islam after getting married to a Muslim girl in Delhi. He spent latter part of his life living in this haveli, praying and meditating, only to come out as a popularly known and revered saint.
At the end day of tour after breakfast we will proceed for come back to Khajuraho Airport/Railway Station by covering the rout sightseeing’s and then tour will be end.
Best Season for Visit Khajuraho and Orchha
To visit Khajuraho and Orchha winter season is the best season because the temperature should be comfortable for visiting to the visitors. In winters the temperature between 40 – 90 Fahrenheit in Khajuraho. Winter season is best to spend vacation in Khajuraho. Where, winters approach “Orchha” in December and lasts till February. The climate is pleasantly cool and the temperature ranges from 9°C to 35°C. Winters are the pleasant season for sightseeing in Orchha.
Khajuraho and Orchha both places are the best to enjoy the winter season. Orchha is mostly preferred by honey moon couples for its beauty. Flora and Fauna in Orchha create a lovely romantic nature in Orchha for honeymooners.
Tourist Attraction Places
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
Sound and Light Show: Sound and Light Show organized in every evening on the sight of western group of temple. This is the lovely show organized for tourist enjoyment.
Also known as Jehangir Mahal, Built in 1598 by Bharath Bhushan after he defeated Vir Deo Singh of Bundela. This place is a classic example of Mughal architecture. The domes are built according to Timurid customs and the gates or Iwans are large enough to allow entry of War elephants, relatively higher position compared to surrounding area made this palace a very important palace for the Mughals.
Chattris is a set of magnificent royal tombs of the Maharajas, Situated on the banks of Betwa river. The charm of Chattris is best experienced when it is viewed from a narrow bridge on the opposite side of the river, from where the entire reflection of the tombs can be seen. The domes are adorned with exquisite paintings, which add to the alluring appeal of Chattris which has attracted tourists since years placed on a platform and supported by the pillars.
The Rani Mahal of Orccha is a beautiful fortification right from the pages of the history Spread over a vast area and surrounded by splendid gardens, the architecture and presence of the Rani Mahal is quite humbling. The entire palace is beautifully decorated with detailed stonework on the outside, while the inside holds mesmerizing illustrations and murals of holy epics like the Ramayana. The palace has now been converted into a museum you can easily access these precious art facts and learn more about the history of the place. The museum has paintings from the ninth and twelfth century and also houses various scripts.
Dauji ki haveli
Dauji ki haveli houses beautiful murals which have been well-preserved over the centuries. It is a stunning example of one such building constructed by the Merchants. It looks like a miniature version of the Royal Palace, the architecture of this mansion as magnificent as the bigger haveli. The centre of trading activities, Orchha gave birth to a new class of people- the Merchants.
This famous temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu built in 875 AD during the reign of Gurjara Pratihara dynasty. This temple has beautiful architecture and it consists of a sanctum with pancharatha Sikhara, a vestibule and a porch. The name literally means the one with four arms, and Lord Vishnu has been referred as Chaturbhuj in various Hindu texts.
How to Reach Khajuraho and Orchha
In Khajuraho, its own airport facility is available. Civil Aerodrome Airport is located in Khajuraho, which are 3 km from Khajuraho Town and 4 km from Railway Station. This airport provides the services of direct flight for many locations of the country.
Facilities at Khajuraho Airport
For the facility of the passengers, there are taxi and car hire services at the airport.
There are three main airline services, Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, and Kingfisher Airlines.
The airport has a very fine terminal with basic facilities such as tea and coffee shops and snack bars.
For passengers and tourist there is also hotel is available near to the Airport.
Nearby the Airport, Bus Facility is also available to reach sight locations of Khajurtaho.
Bus is also the good option for Khajuraho visit. There is directly bus services are available to reach Khajuraho with Kahjuraho bus Stand. It is well connected to other cities like Jhasi, Gwalior, Varanasi, Orchha, etc. there is many travelers provide bus services to visit Khajuraho temple.
Railway is also best option to reach khajuraho. Khajuraho Railway station is well connected to the other places for easily reaches to Khajuraho. NOTE: You cannot buy train tickets at the Khajuraho train station! You must go to the BUS station, about 1km walk out of town, to buy train tickets; online ticket booking is also a good option for booking railway tickets from Khajraho. An alternative station is Satna (Madhya Pradesh) (117km) on the Allahabad-Mumbai main line. Another option is Mahoba station on the Varanasi- Jhansi Route.
Specialty for Honeymooners in Khajuraho
Honeymoon is the best part of life. The best couples deserve the locations to collect lovely honeymoon memories. Khajuraho is a place which is perfect place for a lovely honeymoon. In Khajuraho, Kamsutra Temple, (a UNESCO world Heritage Site), is a most famous place for visit by the honeymoon couples. The temples have synonyms with Love and Erotica; it’s a romantic site for couples. This temple have many sculptures which showing the physical relations between male and Female. In Khajuraho, Raneh waterfall, Panna national park is also very attractive and beautiful lovcation for visit. For the honeymooners this is the best location to spend their honeymoon. Khajuraho is that place which makes pleasant and peaceful climate and nature for enjoying with life partner. Khajuraho makes honeymoon so special and memorable for life time.
Shopping in Khajuraho
In Khajuraho many shopping centers, markets, and shops are available for shop many things like handicrafts, clothing, food, lighting accessories, books shops, jewellery, metallic statue, Ornaments etc. Kuber market is mainly famous for shopping in Khajuraho. There are handmade bamboo crafts and things are also available to decorate home.
Shopping in Orchha
In Orchha, Rajasthan Emporium and Indian art gallery is very famous shop for shopping. You can ship embroidered saris and other clothing materials from this shop. In the local market of orchha you can also buy many things and handicrafts. The village bazaar is the central part of Orchha with ruins lying all around. You will find all kinds of brassware and other metal works, antiques jewellery, metal works of Dokra, articles of wrought iron, and other gift items comprising showpieces, mementos, and souvenirs.
Things to do in Khajuraho
Jungle Safari at Panna National Park: The most interesting thing to do in Khajuraho is Jungle safari at Panna National park by Jeep. You can see lots of birds and animals in this park. Apart from the king of the forest, you can also spot Elephants, Leopards, Boars, Deers, Himalayan Palm Civets, Jungle Cats, Fishing Cats, Indian Gray Mongoose, Monkey, Sloth Bear and Black Bear here. On this wonderful safari, you may need some luck to spot a tiger on your ride but there are loads of other wonderful sights which are equally alluring.
Shilpgram Visit: Usually alive with cultural performances and folk dances, Shilpgram is where you can get a glimpse of the town's rich, ancient heritage and shop for exquisite, incredible tribal handicrafts.
Things to do in Orchha
River Rafting: River-rafting trips start from the boat club, but tickets must be bought through MP Tourism at Hotel Sheesh Mahal or Betwa Retreat.
Swimming: A popular spot is in front of the boat club by the bridge that leads into the Orchha Nature Reserve. Swimming is a water activity which is mostly liked by youngsters.
Trekking: Hikking and Trekking is also the main thing which can do at Orchha place. This is a very attractive location for trekking in the morning.
Festival in Khajuraho
Khajuraho Dance Festival: This is a cultural festival of Khajuraho organized by Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad. This is a one week long term festival organized annually. 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. Modern Indian dance has also been added recently.
Festival in Orchha
Makar Sankranti: Makar Sankranti is celebrated with great fervour all over India with different names and forms. It is considered as the most auspicious day by the Hindus. Makar Sankranti in the central region of India, Madhya Pradesh and Bundelkhand is known as “SUKARAT” or “SAKARAT”.On this day people of Orchha take a holy dip into river Betwa and worship the Sun God of Hindus. The locals also believe that donating food, clothes and monetary fund brings more blessings into life.Special festive delicacies like Jaggery sweets, Til Laddoo, Sweet Chikkis are prepared to enjoy the festivities with friends and family.
Hotels khajuraho India
Hotel Harmony Khajuraho (2 Star hotel)
Hotel Harmony is a luxury resort in this ancient temple town. Located in the heart of Khajuraho, as well as being close to the bus stand and airport. Rooms are elegant and well furnished. A quiet, airy restaurant with woodwork furnishings and minimalist decor. There is Indian, Chinese and Continental foods are available.
Hotel Isabel Palace (3 star hotel)
It is located in the heart of city. 1.50 Km from Main Western Groups of temples, 2 Km from bus stand, 3 Km. from the Airport and 7 Km From the Khajuraho Railway Station. The basic amenities offered to the patrons are room service, internet, 24-hour front desk, air conditioning, parking, etc. Food quality of hotel is also good with good prize.
Hotel Ramada khajuraho (4 star hotel)
Ramada Khajuraho Hotel offers 85 elegantly furnished & ethnically designed guest rooms and bathrooms. The Ramada Khajuraho Hotel houses an excellent restaurant that provides delicious food throughout the day and there is also a hotel bar and nightclub for this looking to unwind in the evenings.
The Lalit Temple View Khajuraho (5 star hotel)
The Lalit Temple View Khajuraho is located just minutes away from the international airport and railway station. The hotel features 47 exquisitely appointed rooms & suites, fine dining restaurant & a bar, besides three banquet & conference venues and the award-winning Rejuve - The Spa. The Lalit Temple View organizes special evening programmes for guests reflecting the heritage and culture of the City of Exotic Temples like an in-house light and sound show and the traditional Sandhya Aarti (evening ritual).
How to reach khajuraho from Delhi
By Air: Khajuraho has its own domestic airport, which is well-connected to most of the Indian cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Allahabad and Bhopal. Some of the popular regular flights to Khajuraho are Jet Airways, Spice Jet, Air India and JetKonnect. Then you can hire a cab or a taxi to your hotel.
By Train: Khajuraho railway station is connected to a few towns only including New Delhi. You can take Khajuraho-Hazrat Nizamuddin Express, which has daily connectivity to Khajuraho. The second nearest railhead, which is well-connected with some of the Indian cities is the Mahoba Junction, which is approximately 75 kilometers away from Khajuraho. Some of the regular trains are Bundelkhand Express, Mahakaushal Express and Udiapur Khajuraho Express.
By Bus: Many private and state-owned buses run from Khajuraho to neighboring cities like Jhansi. You can choose from a regular bus, non-air-conditioned bus, and air-conditioned, semi-deluxe and deluxe buses. The bus fare would depend on the type of bus and the number of kilometers covered.
Delhi khajuraho flights
Flight name Departure Arrival Duration
SpiceJet (SG-2195) 6:25(New Delhi) 13:40 (Khajuraho) 7h 15m (1 Stop)
IndiGo 6E-308 8:50 (New Delhi) 13:40 (Khajuraho) 4h 50m (1 Stop)
Places to stay in Orchha
The Orchha Resort (2 star hotel)
Orchha resort is a greatest place to stay for vacations located in Orchha city. Rooms of ochha resort are well furnished and ventilated. They provide all required amenities for tourist.
Hotel Fort View Orchha (3 star hotel)
Hotel Fort View Orchha is the nearest hotel in sightseeing of orchha 5 min walking distance between railway stations. This is the best 3 star hotel which provide all amenities and well behaved good staff. The quality of food is also best; they provide fresh and healthy food.
The Bundelkhand Riverside (4 star hotel)
The Bundelkhand Riverside located in Kothi Ghat, Orchha. They provide all services with good facilities and amenities. Rooms are well managed and well furnished. The food is also good qualitatively and quantitatively.
Hotel Amar Mahal (4 star hotel)
It is situated at a stone throw away from the banks of river Betwa. Each guest room at Amar Mahal Orchha is a testimony of the rich taste and regal lifestyle of the Bundela kings. The three category rooms- deluxe, super deluxe and suites are elegantly furnished with regal interior, AC, Mini Bar and lavish bathroom with shower and exquisite toiletries. An outdoor swimming pool, massage, spa and wellness centre, etc are added to amenities of this hotel.
Best restaurant in Khajuraho
Raja Cafe and Restaurant: Best restaurant and ambience near western group of temple. The cafe is located in front of the western temples of Khajuraho. Hence it is a definitely good place to have lunch after visiting around. They include both Indian and Chinese food with reasonable prize and delicious taste.
Monalisa Restaurant: It’s situated high on a nice balcony giving you a good overview of khajuraho s busy market place. It’s probably the cheapest restaurant in town. But that doesn’t take away the quality of the food. They provide good quality of food.
Maharaja Cafe & Restaurant: Located at opposite western group or temple. The place has excellent food and very quick service. Food is freshly prepared and Quantity is good in a reasonable prize.
Best restaurant in Orchha
Open Sky Restaurant: A stone's throw away from Ram Raja Temple is a simple, decent eatery on three levels. They provide good food services in reasonable prices. They include Indian, Punjabi, Chinese and continental food.
Ramraja Restaurant: This restaurant is near to the river and the upstairs area has a good view of the fort. Food is best in quality and quantity. This is a best restaurant near to the Betwa River, which provide good services to the customers.
Blue Sky Restaurant: This is a one of the all famous restaurant in Orchha, which provide fresh food with high quality and low prizes. Location is very nice of this restaurant and service is quick.
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.
The Temples of 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.
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.
Built by King Yasovarman, Lakshmana temple is the second largest , the most beautiful and is considered to be one of the oldest of all Khajuraho temples. Main temple is built on a high platform surrounded by 4 subsidiary shrines which are intact. It is the only Panchayatan temple which is fully intact. Temple entry has an elegant Makara Torana. The lintel over entrance has a figure of trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva with Goddess Lakshmi.
There are 3 bands of sculptures on outer walls as well as inner walls. Its sanctum has pradakshina. Sanctum doorway has carvings of lions, Vishnu animal incarnations of fish, tortoise, boar and nava grahas and sagar manthan. Sanctum has 3 headed idol of Vishnu's incarnations including himself, Narsimha and Varaha.
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.
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.
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.
This temple is dedicated to Nandi bull which serves as Vahna of Lord Shiva.
Eastern Group Temples
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.
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.
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.
Western group of temples
Light and Sound Show
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.
National park near khajuraho
Bandhavgarh is famous for its national park and the majestic historical fort still dominates the high hills rising out of the forest situated approx 250.0 km. away from the Kanha Reserve. The Bandhavgarh is the original home of the white tigers and was once the hunting ground for the Maharaja of Rewas. It is the only maximum elevated zone around the Bandhavgarh area that brings the fantastic jungle views and the wild animals especially the tigers can be spotted very easily.
This national park is just 357 km. away from the Kanha National Park and can be reached within 5 hours of drive. It is nestled at the lower southern ranges of Satpura hills bordering Maharashtra. You can find the original setting of the Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book at Pench Tiger Reserve and its neighborhood area. The whole area of the Pench Tiger Reserve is being wide spread at an area of 758 sq km. interestingly this place offers the Kipling Country Tour and tiger tour to get acquainted with the Kipling's world of creativity in the natural surroundings of the reserve.
Places to visit near khajuraho
Benisagar Lake is situated near a dam on the Khuda River. It is a quick getaway for tourists visiting Khajuraho, which is located at a distance of only 7 km from the lake. Benisagar Lake is a tourist spot and perfect venue for a picnic. There is a dam on Khudar River and is an ideal place for boating and angling. The place poses some good views of the surrounding landscape and also has boating facilities for tourists.
Lake Ranguan is 20 km from Khajuraho. This delightful lake has boating facilities and are perfect venue for a short picnic especially for local travelers. Rangaun Lake, located at the confluence of Ken and Simri rivers. This scenic lake is sited at a short distance from Khajuraho and is a hot spot amongst tourists visiting the town.
Ranch Water Falls
Ranch Water Falls, 20 km from Khajuraho are famous for the rock formations in the nearby area. These waterfalls empty in to a lake and are a beautiful place to visit and Picnic. Rane fall is named after King Rane Pratap, the erstwhile ruler of the place, and is located in the Ken Gharyal Sanctuary, At this spot, Ken River plummets to a 30 m deep and almost 5 km long ravine and gives birth to this majestic waterfall. The varicolored granite rocks and the bracing environs lend an added beauty to the fall. Moreover, every year Khajuraho Dance Festival is held in the place during the months of February-March and contributes to the beauty and popularity of the place.
The 150 years old Rajgarh Place built by King Shatrujit Bundela is located 25 km from Khajuraho. Perched at the foothills of the Maniyagarh hills, it gives some interesting glimpse of the Bundela architectural style. Today, the fort has been converted into a Heritage Hotel. The hotel houses a museum that acts as a repository of various antique relics and specimens. Another important historical site is the Dhubela Museum, located 64 km from Khajuraho. It also has a rare collection of sculptures of the Shakti cult and other ancient murals and artifacts.
Pandava waterfalls, 30 km from Khajuraho, are so called because it is believed that Pandavas spent most of their time in exile here. Pandava falls are on the Ken River. According to legends, this paradisiacal spot is the place where the five Pandava brothers camped for about one and a half months, during the last year of their exile. It is encompassed by lush surroundings and is a preferred dwelling place of bears and wild cats. Near the place is a small cave that is consecrated with five sculptures of the Pandava brothers. The placidity of the Pandav falls and the overwhelming serenity that envelops it makes the place a favorite hangout amongst the tourists
Ken Gharial Sanctuary
Ken Gharial sanctuary, 24 km from Khajuraho, is famous among tourists for the crocodiles with long-snouts living in their natural home.
Panna National Park
Panna National Park is well known among tourists for its rich wildlife. Panna national park’s prime traveller attraction is that it is a pleasant excursion away from the monuments of Khajuraho. Panna National Park Sheltered in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, Panna National Park is at a distance of around 57 km from the nearby temple-town of Khajuraho. Panna city is especially famous for its diamond industry. Nevertheless, what adds to the popularity of the place is Panna Wildlife Sanctuary.
Bandhavgarh National Park
A thick-forested land encompassed by bamboo and sal trees and wooded cliffs of the Vindhyas; Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the most exotic wildlife destinations in India. An erstwhile game reserve of the royal family of Rewa, Bandhavgarh got recognition as a wildlife park in 1968.
Dhubela Museum is 64 km away from Khajuraho, located on the bank of a lake in an old fort on the Jhansi-Khajuraho road. Dhulbela museum has a wide variety of sculpture of the Shakti cult and a rare collection of Bundelkhandi artifacts. There are different sections on garments, weapons, and paintings in this museum.
Kalinjar Fort & Ajaygarh Fort
100 km from Khajuraho, Kalinjar fort is situated on Vindhya Ranges. It was built during the Gupta period and was won over by the Chandela ruler Shri Yashovarman in the 10th century. Where Ajaygarh is an old fort, built at a height of 688 meters; it was the capital of the Chandelas during their decline.