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Khajuraho Tourism

Built by the Chandela Dynasty in a short span of 100 years from 950 - 1050 AD the Temples of Khajuraho display different aspects of life. To preserve its exquisite temples , Khajuraho has been declared a world heritage site. The legendary temples of Khajuraho are one of the world's famous artistic wonders. Khajuraho Dance Festival, an annual event is held every year in February for ten days. Renowned classical dancers, perform in an open air auditorium with the western group of temples forming an inspiring back drop.

Carved temples
These temples with outstanding sculptures embellished in stone were built during the reign of the Chandela dynasty. The temples of Khajuraho are dedicated to Gods and goddesses like Shiva, Jagadamba and Vishnu. They are separated into three directional groups: Western, eastern and southern.

The most famous are the group in the west which are also the most typical of the Khajuraho temples. The main temple is the Kandariya Mahadeo here. The Chaunsat Yogini is the oldest surviving shrine. The eastern group consists mainly of Jain and Hindu temples.

Indo - Aryan architecture
These temples from the 10th century form a closed architectural unit with outstanding sculptural art and architecture. These temples are known to the outside world only for their erotic sculptures. On the contrary these sculptures reflect mainly the life of that time in all its moods, and the deep religious faith of these people.

Each sculptures have such beautiful meanings and are filled with the beauty of nature and the depth of culture, history and religion. Each one have specific illustrations, either the sculpture is of some Hindu deities or cult images of celestial nymphs and animals sculptures. The finest and most common sculptures at Khajuraho was that of celestial dancers, depicted as youthful beauties, wearing the choicest gems and garment and full of winsome grace and charm.

Khajuraho Dance Festival
The Khajuraho Festival of Dances draws the best classical dancers in the country who perform against the spectacular backdrop of the floodlit temples every year in February/March. In a setting where the earthly and the divine create perfect harmony - an event that celebrates the pure magic of the rich classical dance traditions of India. The finest exponents of different classical Indian styles are represented - Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Manipuri, and many more.

How To Reach

By Air
Khajuraho Air service is direct link with Delhi, Agra, Varanasi and Kathmandu.

By Rail
The nearest railheads are Mahoba and Harpalpur. Jhansi is a convenient railhead for those traveling from Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai and Varanasi the railhead is Satna, on the Mumbai-Allahabad section of the Central Railway is ideal. Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Agra by train to the railheads.

By Road
Khajuraho is connected by regular and direct bus services with Chhatarpur, Mahoba, Harpalpur, Satna, panna, Jhansi, Gwalior, Agra, Sagar, Jabalpur, Indore, Bhopal, Varanasi and Allahabad.

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