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Khajuraho Temple Complex Tour Package Deals
 
 

Option -1: 7N / 8D: Khajuraho Panna Orchha Gwalior tour Package from Jabalpur @ INR 27,400 per person. T&C apply
 

Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Transportation + Sightseeing + Breakfast + 2 jungle safaris
 
 

Option - 2: 5N / 6D Khajuraho Panna tour Package from Bhopal @ INR 22,000 per person. T&C apply 
 

Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Transportation + Sightseeing + Breakfast + 2 jungle safari
 
 

Option - 3: 7N / 8D Khajuraho Bandhavgarh chhatarpur chitrakoot from Jabalpur tour @ INR 29,500 per person. T&C apply
 

Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Transportation + Sightseeing + Breakfast + 2 Jungle safaris
 
 

Option - 4: 8N / 9D Bhopal Pachmarhi khajuraho kanha tour package @ INR 33,000 per person. T&C apply  
 

Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Transportation + Sightseeing + Breakfast + 2 jungle safari
 
 

Option - 5: 11N / 13D Indore Ujjain Bhopal satpura khajuraho panna Jabalpur Maihar Devi tour package@ INR 49,000 per person. T&C apply
Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Transportation + Sightseeing + Breakfast + 4 Jungle safaris

 

 

Khajuraho Temple Complex Tour - Western Eastern Southern Temples

 

Khajuraho Temple Complex Tour: Overview

Holiday Travel India introduces ‘Khajuraho Temple Complex Tour’ Package for 3N/4D in the land of lovable historical monuments.  Khajuraho is firmly known as the ‘GROUP OF MONUMENTS’ where you can find the spectacular architecture arts of Western, Eastern & Southern Temples, mid of 9th century to the early 12th century and were constructed following the Nagara style of architecture.

The Khajuraho Temple Complex is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites famous for its fascinating erotic sculptures located in Madhya Pradesh. This group of temples includes few dominated by the Jain religion whereas some are dedicated to Hindu religion. So enjoy this tour by visiting Central Indian style of temple architecture & meet Traditional way of life of the Hindu society.

 

What is unique in ‘Khajuraho Temple Complex Tour’ package?

The Khajuraho Temple Complex Tour is different from other Khajuraho tour packages as there are no deities, religion or worshipping traits to follow where the temple is about looking up to the spectacular architecture, art and sculpture of that particular period. Khujaraho was declared as the 1st capital of Chandelas, who ruled Bundelkhand during the 10th to the 14th centuries. The Khajuraho temples Complex included 22 temples, which initially included 85 temples. It almost took 100 years for the construction of the temples, every temple is unique in its own way and each reflects the magnificence of prosperous era of Indian art & architecture.

 In ‘Khajuraho Temple Complex Tour’ package you will get to know Indian art & architecture offered by Holiday travel India with comfortable journey, accommodations & prices.

 

 

Package Highlights

  • Explore The Khajuraho - UNESCO world heritage site

  • 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 Eastern Group Temples: Parsavnath, Ghantai, Adinath, Brahma Temple

  • Visit Western Group Temples: Kandhariya Mahadev, Lakshmana, Chausath Yogini, Varaha temple

  • Visit Southern Group Temples: Chaturbhuj, Beejmandal, Dulhadeo temple

  • Enjoy Ranguan Lake, Benisagar Lake, Rajgarh Palace & Ken Gharial Sanctuary



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Package Inclusion

  • Private Ac vehicle for 4days

  • Full day Khajuraho Temple visit with light & sound show

  • Meals (4 breakfasts and 3 dinners) & eve tea/coffee service

  • Twin sharing accommodation in resort as specified in program.

  • All applicable taxes

 

Package Exclusion

  • GST taxes

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Any airfare and transfers from the nearest airport or railway station and back

  • Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals and beverages ordered

  • Insurance, laundry and phone calls

  • Video camera fee at Khajuraho temples

 

Recommended Hotels

Khajuraho Hotels

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

Address: AIRPORT ROAD, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh 471606

 

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

Address: Bameetha Road, Near Khajuraho Airport, 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 Temple Complex Tour - Western Eastern Southern Temples - Itinerary

On arrive at Khajuraho airport / railway st. transfer to your pre-booked hotel for check-in & relax. Evening will be free for your leisure or may stroll to nearby places & one can do some shopping.

Overnight stay in Khajuraho with dinner

Today after breakfast we go for Khajuraho Temples Tour which includes most famous Western Eastern & Southern temples of Khajuraho. They 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 stay in Khajuraho with dinner

 

Eastern Group Temples: Parsavnath Temple, Ghantai Temple, Adinath Temple, Brahma temple

Western Group Temples: Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Lakshmana Temple, Chausath Yogini, Varaha

Southern Group Temples: Chaturbhuj temple, Beejmandal temple, Dulhadeo temple

 

Western Group of Temple: On the main road, beside the path leading to the Matangeshwar Temple is the A.S.I counter where you must purchase a ticket to visit the western group of temples in this complex and the museum on the opposite side. A boundary wall surrounds and protects the temples within this large rectangular complex and there is only one entry point. Here at the Western Group you will see some of the most sensational temples in the world.

 

Eastern Group of Temple: A kilometer towards the east from the western group of Temples is the khajur sagar and the old village of Khajuraho. On one of the paths to the village is a modern whitewashed structure with a large orange - red statue within. The statue is still worshipped but is one of the oldest images to be found in khajuraho. The images are of hanuman, the monkey king who assisted Ram (of the Ramayana) through his travails in exile.

 

 

Southern Group of Temple: The Southern Group of Temples in Khajuraho now comprise of 2 temples only and can be covered in about 45 minutes time. These temples follow a similar structure but are not as intricate as the ones in the Western Group. The Southern Group of temples at Khajuraho consists of two most important temples like the Dulah Dao Temple, and also the Chaturbhuja Temple.

 

Sound & Light Show: The Light and Sound show on the Western Group of temples complex the reminds the life and times of the great Chandela Kings and mark out the story of the exclusive temples from the 10th Century to the present day. The 50-minute fascinating show is held in every evening and it runs in Hindi and in English.

After breakfast we visit for some nearby sightseeing of Khajuraho they are Ranguan Lake, Benisagar Lake, Rajgarh Palace & Ken Gharial Sanctuary. In the evening back to your accommodation & relax.

Overnight stay at Khajuraho hotel with dinner

 

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.

 

Benisagar Lake

Benisagar Lake is situated near a dam on the Khuda River located at a distance of only 7 km from Khajuraho. It is a quick getaway for tourists visiting, which is a perfect venue for a picnic. The dam on Khudar River 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.

 

Ranguan Lake

Lake Ranguan is 20 km from Khajuraho 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. This delightful lake has boating facilities and are perfect venue for a short picnic especially for local travelers.

 

 

Rajgarh Palace

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.

 

 

Early morning after breakfast check out of the hotel & drop to railway st. / airport for onwards journey. Tour ends with memories.

  



About Khajuraho - World Heritage Erotic Ancient Sculptures

Khajuraho in India - Madhaya Pradesh is an UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE, known for its ornate temples that are spectacular piece of human imagination, artistic creativity, magnificent architectural work and deriving spiritual peace through eroticism.

 

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

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

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.

 
 

Food to eat in Khajuraho

Khajuraho is a famous perfect destination to visit and spend 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

 

The Temples of khajuraho

Western group of temples

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.

 

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.

 

Lakshmana Temple

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.

 

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.

 

Eastern Group Temples

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.

 

Southern group of temples

Dulah Dao Temple

The Dulah Dao Temple has been dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is supposed to have been constructed from the 1100 D to 1150 AD. Inside the temple there is a vast Shiva lingam. There is also an image of Lord Shiva at the very entrance of the temple and it is also known as the Garb Griha.

 

Beejmandal Temple

The temple is approximately 69 feet x 40 feet. The architectural complex consists of the Mandapa, where the shrine is placed, along with the Maha Mandapa and the Ardha Mandapa with no Circumbulaory passage. There is also the cluster of the Shikaras, both subsidiary and centralized.

 

Chaturbhuja temple

The Chaturbhuja temple consists of the shrine of the Lord Vishnu, to whom this is dedicated. This temple has also been constructed in the 1100AD. The structure is more or less similar to the Dulah Dao Temple. The exotic sculptor adds to the glamour and elegance of the place.

 

 

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.

 

 

Khajuraho sculptures

Khajuraho is very scenic place against the backdrop of Vindhyachal mountains, Its Temples serve as fine examples of Indian architectural and popular due to explicit depiction of sexual life and Kamasutra. Khajuraho is the place to prove that Kamasutra (The art of sensual sex) originated in India and India was way ahead than the world in discovering the art of Erotica.

Now in Khajuraho approx 20 temples are to sexuality and sex. In fact in addition to sensual sex, Khajuraho also show a celebration of love, life and worship. In Khajuraho, there is also an Archeological Museum (entry is free with a valid ticket to the western group of temples).

 

Khajuraho Group of Monuments

There are 3 groups of temples, Western, Eastern, and Southern. Originally there were over 8o monuments, of which only 25 are now preserved and are scattered over an area of about 8 square miles (21 km²).

The main temples are in the Western group, which features the magnificent Kandariya Mahadeo Temple.

 

 

Khajuraho Temple Opening Times

The temples are open from sunrise until just before sunset.

Temple Entry Fees and Charges

Foreigners are charged 250 rupees to enter the western group of temples.

 

Places to visit near khajuraho

Benisagar Lake

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.

 

Ranguan Lake

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, 34 km from the town of Khajuraho. 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.

 

Rajgarh Palace

25 km from Khajuraho, just 50-year old Rajgarh Palace is situated at the foot of Maniyagarh hills. 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

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. Pandav Falls is situated about 32 km from Khajuraho. 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.

 

Dhubela Museum

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.

FOR BEST DEALS CONTACT US : 9418093019   

 

Package Inclusion

  • Private Ac vehicle for 4days

  • Full day Khajuraho Temple visit with light & sound show

  • Meals (4 breakfasts and 3 dinners) & eve tea/coffee service

  • Twin sharing accommodation in resort as specified in program.

  • All applicable taxes

 

Package Exclusion

  • GST taxes

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Any airfare and transfers from the nearest airport or railway station and back

  • Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals and beverages ordered

  • Insurance, laundry and phone calls

  • Video camera fee at Khajuraho temples

 

Recommended Hotels

Khajuraho Hotels

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

Address: AIRPORT ROAD, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh 471606

 

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

Address: Bameetha Road, Near Khajuraho Airport, 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 Temple Complex Tour - Western Eastern Southern Temples - Itinerary

On arrive at Khajuraho airport / railway st. transfer to your pre-booked hotel for check-in & relax. Evening will be free for your leisure or may stroll to nearby places & one can do some shopping.

Overnight stay in Khajuraho with dinner

Today after breakfast we go for Khajuraho Temples Tour which includes most famous Western Eastern & Southern temples of Khajuraho. They 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 stay in Khajuraho with dinner

 

Eastern Group Temples: Parsavnath Temple, Ghantai Temple, Adinath Temple, Brahma temple

Western Group Temples: Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Lakshmana Temple, Chausath Yogini, Varaha

Southern Group Temples: Chaturbhuj temple, Beejmandal temple, Dulhadeo temple

 

Western Group of Temple: On the main road, beside the path leading to the Matangeshwar Temple is the A.S.I counter where you must purchase a ticket to visit the western group of temples in this complex and the museum on the opposite side. A boundary wall surrounds and protects the temples within this large rectangular complex and there is only one entry point. Here at the Western Group you will see some of the most sensational temples in the world.

 

Eastern Group of Temple: A kilometer towards the east from the western group of Temples is the khajur sagar and the old village of Khajuraho. On one of the paths to the village is a modern whitewashed structure with a large orange - red statue within. The statue is still worshipped but is one of the oldest images to be found in khajuraho. The images are of hanuman, the monkey king who assisted Ram (of the Ramayana) through his travails in exile.

 

 

Southern Group of Temple: The Southern Group of Temples in Khajuraho now comprise of 2 temples only and can be covered in about 45 minutes time. These temples follow a similar structure but are not as intricate as the ones in the Western Group. The Southern Group of temples at Khajuraho consists of two most important temples like the Dulah Dao Temple, and also the Chaturbhuja Temple.

 

Sound & Light Show: The Light and Sound show on the Western Group of temples complex the reminds the life and times of the great Chandela Kings and mark out the story of the exclusive temples from the 10th Century to the present day. The 50-minute fascinating show is held in every evening and it runs in Hindi and in English.

After breakfast we visit for some nearby sightseeing of Khajuraho they are Ranguan Lake, Benisagar Lake, Rajgarh Palace & Ken Gharial Sanctuary. In the evening back to your accommodation & relax.

Overnight stay at Khajuraho hotel with dinner

 

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.

 

Benisagar Lake

Benisagar Lake is situated near a dam on the Khuda River located at a distance of only 7 km from Khajuraho. It is a quick getaway for tourists visiting, which is a perfect venue for a picnic. The dam on Khudar River 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.

 

Ranguan Lake

Lake Ranguan is 20 km from Khajuraho 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. This delightful lake has boating facilities and are perfect venue for a short picnic especially for local travelers.

 

 

Rajgarh Palace

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.

 

 

Early morning after breakfast check out of the hotel & drop to railway st. / airport for onwards journey. Tour ends with memories.

  

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