Khajuraho Temples
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Magnificent temples built between 950 A.D. and 1050 A.D.
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  • nonocarolo
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place, amazing time with an amazing guide, Anand!
    A very beautiful and well-preserved complex of temples. I was so impressed, its a wonderful place. I recommend you to take a guide in order to understand how, why, when... and I recommend you specially Anand! I spent amazing times with him and an other tourist! He knows so many things about India, world, history, travel... he is passionate, funny, caring and he adapts to everyone! You can call him to 00 91 9893151427, without hesitation 👌w
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 April 2023
  • chotinita
    Karen, Kenya84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    our visit to Khajuraho
    Well maintained and clean, spacious, historical and amazing architecture of these wonderful temples scattered about on a lovely site. We had a great cultural day here, total admiration of the crafts of those men who hand-carved in stone a thousand years ago. So glad the site is so well looked after.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 27 April 2023
  • Siraj
    Bilbao, Spain1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Khajurajo: temples and native people. Los templos y su gente, hoy
    I had a wonderful experience in Khajuraho. Its temples are marvellous: they show you up a very unique understanding of spirituality and social life. The outside walls are decorated with amazing sculptures and arquitecture; and the inside with the silent and softly luminuos space of the God or Godess. All this was possible thanks to the help of a tuc tuc driver called Pramod (+91 9893180202) who drove me kindly from place to place and gave me the proper explanación and conntacts to enjoy fully. Thanks Pramod. God bless you! Gracias a Pramod (+91 9893180202) conductor de tuc tuc que me proveyó de una ayuda y contactos imprescindibles para disfrutar de lleno de los templos y de su increíble mensaje social y espiritual. Gracias Pramod. ¡Que la Vida te sonría!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 July 2023
  • Hugo K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    an amazing experience
    Once in a lifetime you should visit this wonderful country. In my intrepid adventure, one of the destinations where I was lucky enough to be was Khajuraho. Well, in India, transportation is something important to see the most wonderful things and thanks to meeting a noble and friendly driver, I was able to enjoy and learn more about the culture and daily life. If you are like me and you visit khajuraho, it is worth it that the transport is through this wonderful driver, I leave you his phone number attached +91 98931 80202 Una vez en la vida se debe visitar este maravilloso país. En mi intrépida aventura, uno de los destinos donde tuve la suerte de estar fue khajuraho. Pues bien en la India el transporte es algo importante para ver las cosas más maravillosas y gracias a encontrarme con un conductor noble y amable, pude disfrutar y aprender más de la cultura y la vida cotidiana. Si sois como yo y visitáis khajuraho merece la pena que el transporte sea a través de este maravilloso conductor, os dejo su número de teléfono adjuntado +91 98931 80202
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Pedro V
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Khajuraho TUCK TUCK best trip with Pramad
    We were lucky enough to meet Pramad outside the train station. It was without a doubt an excellent experience due to this wonderful person. Pramad is a simple Tuck Tuck driver, but without a doubt he has the quality of a true tourist guide. with him we spent 2 days discovering Khajuraho. Pramad knew how to guide us, give the best advice, tourism, restaurants, shopping. was always available via whatsaap. someone trustworthy 1000%!!! we recommend. +91 98931 80202! nothing better than talking to him!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 January 2024
  • Praveen60
    New Delhi, India113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Khajuraho - a must visit for every Indian traveler
    Amazing place - better than what we hear about. Western group of temples has about 11 temples and takes about 3 hours to cover them - get a guide (costs about Rs. 2000). The architecture is priceless. Hard to believe that even 1000 years ago, our land was so advanced. One just kept clicking. Eastern group of temples are scattered - the ones in Jain temple must be seen but with a guide. We visited Kutni Dam and Raneh Galls also. Took a safari to Panna National Park also. Worth a visit again.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 January 2024
  • LMELondon
    Milford Haven, United Kingdom21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Getting to - and getting the most out of - Khajuraho temples
    These temples are not easy to reach…3 hours by private taxi from Jhansi. (4,500 each way). But they are worth it. We had an excellent official guide, Siasanan Shula (9755505508) for a half day tour of the Western Temples. 1800 rupees + entrance fee. His English is excellent, he knew the temples well and he told us about modern day India too. Informative, but not pushy. Highly recommended and we would never have understood it so well without a guide. (He speaks Spanish too) Our taxi driver Bablu (9839404887) was a safe and careful driver. We were very happy with him and would recommend him highly. He can pick up fromJhansi station. He also has good English.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 January 2024
  • ASussexEater
    Bodiam, United Kingdom20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Day tour around Khajuraho.
    Following advice from another review I contacted Siasanan (9755505508) to organise a day tour of the temples. He was busy, but passed me on to his colleague Ghanshyam (9981295637). I’m very pleased I made that contact. Ghanshyam is an excellent guide - easy to understand, likeable and very professional. He organised extremely comfortable transport and gave me a very full day where we found time to visit all of the temple complexes as well as an astonishing nearby gorge - India’s answer to the Grand Canyon. His explanations were clear and meant I got much more out of my visit than I would have done had I tried to make the trip alone. I thoroughly recommend both of these gentlemen.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 February 2024
  • Clifford W
    Greater Palm Springs, California4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Khajuraho Temples
    Our tour to the Jain Temples of Khajuraho was excellent. Our guide Anoop Jain was very experienced (27 years) and was very knowledgeable. You can email him at anoop_khj11@rediffmail.com or anoopjain@rediffmail.com 0091-9425143679 Mr. Jain is your guide for Khajuraho
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 March 2024
  • Ashok D
    Goa, India41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A jewel amidst deep forest.
    Full of beautiful temples with historical significance. All temples within 4-5 km radius from city. Mostly from 10th-12th century. Generally in good condition. Escaped Moghul vandalism because they are deep in forest area. Spend as much time as possible on West group of temples. Not much in Eastern and Southern group. Sunset at Shiva temple is a spectacular sight to see fading sunlight illuminating Shiva idol from feet upto face. Do not miss Raneh waterfall. Two clear days good enough.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 March 2024
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Sweetra
United States261 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
These temples are the prettiest ones we’ve seen so far in inida. The area has very few crowds. It’s so easy and relaxing to visit the temples. Get a good guide who can explain the temples in detail. We had Govind and he was very knowledgeable and fun. You should allow a good 4 hours or more to see the western and eastern group of temples.

The gardens are beautiful. Every part of this temple complex is very nicely maintained and clean. It is a must see when in India!
Written 13 April 2024
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Sowmya V
Hyderabad, India6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
If you're a history buff, love architecture and enjoy exploring ancient culture...this is a must visit..while they have risen to fame for the depiction of eroticism there is a lot more than erotica in these temples...the lighting, the details, the sculpturing- there is so much to take in. It's best seen with a guide - we had Mr Satinder, who also was able to suggest itineraries ( 9893938015)..you could reach out and preplan your trip. Also the easiest way to get around is to hire a tuk tuk for all -day use...we had Mahipat Singh (9893413847)- extremely reliable and patient for out trips.

It is only a day trip worth of sightseeing though...definitely suggest going to the Raneh falls even when dry...the terrain is beautiful to look at. We also did orcha which is a 2.5 hour drive- again well worth combining.
Written 2 April 2024
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Mandy M
Leicestershire, UK69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Amazing place. Temples are so intricately carved and most are in good condition given their age. Some very “interesting” scenes from the Kama sutra that may need explaining to the children. Very hot but very worth it.
Written 2 April 2024
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Tina
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The temples are amazing! Highly recommended to have a tour guide. Trust me, it's worth it.
I promised Ganshyam, our guide, to leave a comment because he was EXCELLENT.
He really brought history to life with his passion and knowledge.

His WhatsApp is +91 99812 95637
Written 19 March 2024
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Ashok D
Goa, India41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Full of beautiful temples with historical significance. All temples within 4-5 km radius from city. Mostly from 10th-12th century. Generally in good condition. Escaped Moghul vandalism because they are deep in forest area. Spend as much time as possible on West group of temples. Not much in Eastern and Southern group. Sunset at Shiva temple is a spectacular sight to see fading sunlight illuminating Shiva idol from feet upto face. Do not miss Raneh waterfall. Two clear days good enough.
Written 17 March 2024
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kuhelig2017
Bengaluru, India8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We went to Khajuraho to see the Dance Festival. Few tips for future travellers! Festival venue entrance is different from regular temple entrance. Though the event is free, collect VIP passes before entering the venue for better row of seats. Passes are available at the huge exhibition area near the venue entrance. Normal passes are available there which is not required actually as it is free for all. Try to get VIP passes. They are available in a stall near the venue entrance gate,little tucked away. There is no guarantee that they will give the passes. Staff will assess you and take a decision.

With the VIP passes you can at least get to the 1st section of the seating arrangements demarcated as VIP! Go at least 1 or 2 hours before the show. Seats in the centre line of the stage is ideal. Locate that 1st. The area fills up quickly with VIP proxies holding seats for their bosses!!
Written 15 March 2024
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Clifford W
Greater Palm Springs, CA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Our tour to the Jain Temples of Khajuraho was excellent. Our guide Anoop Jain was very experienced (27 years) and was very knowledgeable. You can email him at
anoop_khj11@rediffmail.com or anoopjain@rediffmail.com
0091-9425143679

Mr. Jain is your guide for Khajuraho
Written 12 March 2024
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ASussexEater
Bodiam, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Following advice from another review I contacted Siasanan (9755505508) to organise a day tour of the temples. He was busy, but passed me on to his colleague Ghanshyam (9981295637).
I’m very pleased I made that contact. Ghanshyam is an excellent guide - easy to understand, likeable and very professional. He organised extremely comfortable transport and gave me a very full day where we found time to visit all of the temple complexes as well as an astonishing nearby gorge - India’s answer to the Grand Canyon.
His explanations were clear and meant I got much more out of my visit than I would have done had I tried to make the trip alone.
I thoroughly recommend both of these gentlemen.
Written 22 February 2024
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Trail05868554291
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Tips to tourists driving their own vehicle/taxi

1. Beware of the parking scam! People would try to con you to pay for municipal parking of ₹50/- at the gates of the Western temple complex, where parking is free within the gates of the premises. And they run away after taking the money when you realise that the parking is free

2. Loads of scammer tour guides will try to stop your vehicles and force their services on you, even if you don't want them, for ₹500/ and above, showing their fake IDs etc. You don't need them, as govt guided tours already available at a mere ₹100 charge, with well informed guides.

3. Street hawker scams, loads of people will try to con you into buying stuff and souvenir at higher prices, and even stalk you till you get anything from them. However just walk into any souvenir shop in the area, and buy what you want.

Summary: Khajuraho is a peaceful place, excellent sites to explore and very friendly locals. So u just need to goto the temple complex, get in the gates, without paying a single penny, but a ₹35 ticket per head, and enter the guided tour. Guides within the temple complex range from ₹100-200, and that's enough! Don't pay for parking or anything extra anywhere.
Written 17 February 2024
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LMELondon
Milford Haven, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
These temples are not easy to reach…3 hours by private taxi from Jhansi. (4,500 each way). But they are worth it.

We had an excellent official guide, Siasanan Shula (9755505508) for a half day tour of the Western Temples. 1800 rupees + entrance fee. His English is excellent, he knew the temples well and he told us about modern day India too. Informative, but not pushy. Highly recommended and we would never have understood it so well without a guide. (He speaks Spanish too)

Our taxi driver Bablu (9839404887) was a safe and careful driver. We were very happy with him and would recommend him highly. He can pick up fromJhansi station. He also has good English.
Written 21 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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