India Tourist Attractions

Jim Corbett

Khajuraho Tourism

Khajraho in the state of Madhya Pradesh was once a village is now a small town. Its beauty and name is because of unique 10th century Hindu and Jain temples with architectural significance. It is southeast of Delhi. A thousand years ago King Chandela constructed 85 temples with beautiful carvings. With passage of time they went into oblivion and were later discovered. Today 22 temples remain and are well maintained. These temples attract a lot of tourism. The temples are UNESCO world heritage site.

The place of interest here are the temples classified as the western group, the eastern group, and the southern group. There are 50 minutes lights and sound shows on the Western group of temples daily narrating the history of the place. It is narrated in English and Hindi in the voice of superstar Amitabh Bachchan. Tourists take excursions to the nearby places such as Panna National Park 25 km away, Pandav Falls at a distance of 34 km, and Raneh Falls near River Ken 20 km away.

Khajuraho caters to the taste buds of all nationalities. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is served here in most restaurants such as Paneer Koftas, Chicken and Mutton Kababs, Biryani etc. One can pick food from the Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes.

The entrance of all temples begins with small shops selling textiles saris and gift items. These shops are very popular for sale of souvenirs. Khajuraho is well linked to railway line. The stations close to the place is Mahiba 77 km away and Harpalpur 90 km away. Prepaid taxis buses deluxe or otherwise ply till Khajuraho. Most airlines have hopping flights from several destinations to Khajuraho. Most tourists prefer to take flight. The road link is well laid out taxis, buses etc ply on this route.