Khajuraho is a small town in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. It is mainly famous for temples of erotic figure, in all over the world. But in reality it’s more than that. This site is a UNESCO World heritage site .You will find hundreds of beautiful sculpture of animals, Apsara in different poses. These temples were build at the time of Chandela dynasty around 1000-1100 years ago.You will be amazed to see the dedication of that time Artists . Work on every stone of temples is in great details, truly an architectural marvel.
These temples mainly divide in two group :
Western Group of temples
This is main attraction of Khajuraho , all the temples are situated in main town a single campus, that is well maintained by ASI (Archeological survey of india). Among the western group Vishwanath mandir, kandariya mahadev mandir and Lakshaman mandir is quite famous….varha temple, chitrgupta temple is also there.
Eastern Group of temples : Vaman temple , Juwari temple, and group of jain temple which is situated in old village of Khajuraho.
How to Reach:
By Air: There is a Airport in Khajuraho which is about 10 km from main town. Direct flight from Delhi , Mumbai , Agra and Varanasi.
By Train: If you are a budget traveler you can try train. Khajuraho itself have a railway station 15 KM from town but options are quite less. So you have to plan in advance. Mahoba Is the other nearest railway station that is 70 KM from Khajuraho. You can book a taxi for Khajuraho.
By Bus: You can find limited Bus from Mahoba, but I will not recommend personally. Condition of buses not good and they take almost 4 hour for this 70 Km journey.
What to see :
Western group of temples is main attraction of the town, ASI museum also very near to it.
Entry fee is 30/- for Indians
Other is Estern group of temples in old village of Khajuraho
Panna National Park is also 40KM away so you can plan one day tour for Jangal safari . It is famous for higher density of tiger.
Diamond mine is also nearby, every hotel/Guest house arrange one day tour for diamond mine and diamond factory at a price of 2000/-