Khajuraho Temples – A Travel Guide

Posted in Asia | August 30, 2011 | 0 Comments


Khajuraho is a group of temples located in North India. These temples are known best for their erotic sculptures. The meticulously detailed carvings in the temples depict a celebration of love, life and worship. They provide you with a look into the ancient Tantric practices.
There are more than twenty temples here that depict sexuality. These temples are built of sandstone, and date back to the 10th and 11th century. There were eighty five temples constructed in total at the time of building, but there are only about twenty remaining now.

The temples are divided into three groups depending on their position – Western, Eastern and Southern. The Western Group is home to the major temples, including the magnificent Kandariya Mahadeo Temple. The Eastern Group is home to a number of Jain Temples that are exquisitely sculptured. The southern group has only two temples.

The Panna National Park is located less than thirty minutes away from the Khajuraho temple group. The best time to take a visit here is during the cooler months of Nov to Mar. This is a verdant national park with a huge wealth of flora and fauna.

Located at . . .

Khajuraho is situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh, to the north. It is about six hundred and twenty kilo meters to the south east of Delhi, the capital of the city. There are a good number of excellent flights and trains.

Open Hours . . .

The temples remain open right from sunrise to some time before sunset.

Cost of Entry . . .

The western group of temples charge an admission cost of $5 for entry. The other temples are free for entry. Children aged 15 and under can get in free.

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