Khajuraho

Description

Khajuraho is a world famous site known for its magnificently sculptured group of temples. These Hindu and Jain monuments were built by the Chandela Dynasty between 950 AD and 1050 AD.
The exquisitely carved and embellished temples are simply stunning.Out of the 85 temples believed to have been built across 21 square Kms, only 22 temples are remain in a 6 square Km area. However, those that left are well preserved, mainly as they are so remote.
The Khajuraho temples, now a UNESCO world heritage site, were rediscovered within dense forest in 1838 by Captain T.S. Burt.of the Bengal Engineers.

Highlights

Exquisite carvings

All of the temples are covered with a range of exquisite sculptures, depicting gods and goddesses, beasts cand warriors, sensuous maidens, dancers, musicians, and the now famous erotic scenes.

Varaha Shrine

The Varaha Shrine is a polished stone image of Varaha, Vishnu’s boar incarnation.

Kandariya Mahadev Temple

This carving sits in front of what is the most impressive Khajuraho monument, the Kandariya Mahadev Temple. This is also shown in the main banner at the top of this web page. The temple is grand in scale but exquisite in its sculptural embellishment.

Hotels

Discover the wonderful variety of places to stay in India; including some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, intimate boutique hotels bursting with local character, charming homestays where you’ll have a chance to interact with local families, converted forts & palaces, fabulous lodges and heritage havelis.

Lalit Temple View

Radisson Jass

Tours

Below are a selection of our favourite sample itineraries that we have created based on our experiences of travelling extensively throughout India. As with all our tours, every aspect can be tailor-made to your individual requirements.

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