Khajuraho Temples

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Magnificent temples built between 950 A.D. and 1050 A.D.
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AmulAwasthy
Pune, India3,342 contributions
Dec 2021
Khajuraho is basically divided in group of temples. This temples are blessed with great architecture. It also has a depiction of certain books as well. worship is not allowed in this temples.

Western group of temples are the best amongst all and one can easily spend 3- 4 Hours.

Jain and Eastern groups temples are on the other side of the town .

A must visit
Written 18 April 2022
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Aditi K
2 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
We did a day tour of Khajuraho and our guide Mr Rajkishore Tiwari was extremely helpful and courteous...from our tickets to the entire tour..he explained everything so well and with so much of passion..hard to find such guides now..
Please do reach out to him when in Khajuraho..9425145167
A nice gentleman...and knowledgeable too...
Written 9 April 2022
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Manish
3 contributions
Mar 2022
The sound, ambience is great. The lighting show is too basic, could be much better with use of lasers and colourfull lights
Written 26 March 2022
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Saurabh G
Kanpur, India73 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
The temples of Khajuraho are excellent example of finest detailing of various sculpture and stone carving. I visited there in the month of March. Luckily that day was very pleasant. Our guide Dr.Anand Tiwari has elaborated each and every aspect of temples. His information and stories changed our perspective for these temples.
I have also seen world famous sculpture of David in Florence. Khajuraho sculpture are no less than David. In fact Khajuraho sculpture were made much before than this. I think every Indian should visit places like Ajanta, Ellora and Khajuraho to feel and experience our wonderful and rich heritage.
Thank you Dr. Anand Tiwari (9893151427) for the excellent information
Written 26 March 2022
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DrAnandTiwari
Khajuraho, India20 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Khajuraho temples are great architectural example of Hindu art .
It has proper historical background with various subjects and depiction of books like Vatsayana Kamasutra , Abhigyan shakuntalam by Kalidas . Various apsaras ,Gods and Goddesses, depiction of daily life ,war ,musical instruments and so on .
To visit these temples one has to have a guide who could explain in very proper way .
Dr Tiwari ( 9893151427 ) is highly recommended and elborates everything in details . His vast knowledge and way of explaining the temples is remarkable.
Western temples are highlights of Khajuraho and takes good 2/3 hours and if one has time to visit eastern temples or Jain temples ,those are other side of town .
Written 17 March 2022
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vijaytravels
Mumbai, India150 contributions
Feb 2022
We started the tour on 7th Feb 2022 at 9.30am with a clear blue sky and cool weather at the Lakshmana Temple of the Western group of temples with hardly any visitors due to the Covid third wave. Entry fee was Rs.40pp. We had an excellent Hindi and English speaking guide Satyendra Kumar (Sachin) Dwivedi (9753954343) who gave us very detailed information on the history, architecture, culture and religion behind these beautiful monuments in sandstone. Without Sachin and his knowledge, our experience would not have been as rich and enjoyable as it was. The guides tailor the duration of the tour and information provided based on the time you wish to spend and your level of interest. Sachin took almost 2 hours at the Lakshmana temple alone followed by an hour almost at the Kandariya Mahadeo temple. If you want a detailed explanation, the Western complex alone requires 3-4 hours. It is advisable to do the Western group of temples in the morning half as the sunlight provides for wonderful pictures. We finished the Western group tour at lunch time. We toured the Eastern group complex of temples with Sachin on the next day in the afternoon spending approx. an hour in the three Jain temples. We finally visited the Southern group's two temples, Duladeo and Chaturbhuj later towards sunset as the setting sun lights up both temples very well. Unlike the Western group and Eastern group of temples, which can be viewed in their own separate clusters, the two Southern temples are 1.6km apart and require transport between them.
Written 19 February 2022
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Sandeep Bhattacharya
New Delhi, India7 contributions
Jan 2022
The temples of Khajuraho are architectural marvels with superb stone sculptures. The monolithic deity in the Chaturbhuj temple, the Varaha wild boar figure in the Lakshmana temple are stand out examples. Most the the temples in the Western cluster are within a single campus, except one where worship is done. The temples were built by the Chandela kings and their sculptors' imaginations along with occurrences during the period have been so beautifully captured in sandstone. Seeing is believing that lends credence / proves that Indian culture was way more modern and scientific than is usually portrayed. All temples with the exception of the Chaturbhuj temple are East facing, such that the rays of the sun actually reach the deity in the morning. During the day, there is light from the North and South facing balconies / prayer pedestals. The highlights are the finesse of the figures carved in single piece sandstone. The imaginery animal figure Sardul, the Health God (calf headed), the flower pattern carving (pushp) are found all over the spires. The area is rocky with igneous granite being the most common, yet all temples are built using sandstone and interlocking using metal clamps with holes drilled in the adjacent stone blocks (akin to a staple pin). No cement / mortar has been used in the construction anywhere. The temples also contain erotic figures that were used to educate the masses about sexuality. Also worth seeing are the intricate carving of damsels performing bath, makeup, romance with a plethora of hair styles, jewellery, saree designs, etc. Do not visit without a knowledgeable guide, take a Govt registered guide from the ticket counter. Mr Tiwary is the best you can get with a career spanning almost 27 years now, he speaks 4 languages (incl Japanese). One must plan for two days to visit the temples and understand the carvings ... One day for the Western group, another day for the Eastern / Southern group (A trip to the beautiful Raneh Canyon / falls and the Ken Ghariyal sanctuary can be clubbed with the Eastern group visit). Keep a separate day for the Panna tiger safari. Superb place, not to miss. Khajuraho has an airport, however, not operative since Covid lockdown started. Approach is by train or road. I drove down from Bhopal, roads are good, must visit Bhimkund Blue water pond and Sri Jatashankar Ji temple on this route (slight detour of about 50 kms). Interior roads upto these two places were very good, though single lane, almost nil traffic.
Written 30 January 2022
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Ibaad homestay
26 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
Nice and super place.
Ibaad homestay khajuraho
Very cleen and best food.
Overall best hospitality.
This place is very peace,people can relax and refresh themselves.
Written 7 January 2022
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Swapnil765
11 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
A great get away place to enjoy the architecture and Hindi Mythology. The infrastructure of the town is good, people are friendly and hotels are quite good quality.

The temples are all about architecture and sculptors skills. Very little to do with the erotica which it is usually famous for. The temple architecture and sculptures are mesmerizing.

Not a lot of great food options but one can manage.

One needs to ensure they get good and authentic guides because only then the trip is worth it. Don't try to save money on guide. They will help you understand the temples and the philosophy a lot better plus give you insights about the city and things to see around.
Written 28 December 2021
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Maya K
Kochi (Cochin), India15 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Khajuraho temple complex was on my bucket list for yrs & finally we made it. Our guide Dr Anand Tiwari brought meaning & life to all the delicate carvings with his explanations & anecdotes. He was experienced enough to know how to catch sunlight better for good pics 🙂 All the temples- which are not functioning as temples presently, are well preserved with intricate panels of flowers, animals, gods, goddesses, apsaras, soldiers, normal people, magical animals, geometric designs on sandstone. It was simply grand. Definitely a guide helps you summarise key points in the vast complex, especially when time is of essence. Try Anand +919893151427
Written 2 December 2021
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