Khajuraho is one of the smallest towns situated in the Bundelkhand region (Chhatarpur district) of MP (Madhya Pradesh) and is well known for its Jain and Hindu temples. They are the UNESCO World Heritage site for their erotic and beautiful rock carvings. It has the Vindhya Range of the Mountains with the beautiful backdrop and fascinating destination of the visit. The art of Khajuraho is a manifestation with respect to essence of the philosophy of the Indian aesthetics. The sculptures are unique and are representing the Indo-Aryan architecture which are congeal in the land of Kama sutra. Guides and hotel or restaurants people are well versed in English, French and Dutch. They are famous due to the Nagara Styles of Architectural symbolism.
How to reach Khajuraho?
It is served with the Khajuraho Airport with the services to Agra, Delhi and Mumbai. It is also linked with the Indian Railways services with the railway station approximately 6Kms from the entrance of monument. The suitable time to visit Khajuraho is September to March.
- Via Air
The airport of Khajuraho is just 5 Km from the city and it is well served with Air India which is offering flights from Varanasi, Agra and Mumbai. In case you are not ready for the bumpy ride of 5-6 hrs drive then surely plane is the suitable mode and road connectivity could also be preferred in case there is no time constraint.
- Via Train
A station which was finally opened in 2008 at Khajuraho which is linking to Delhi/Chennai/ Trivandrum/Bangalore mainline. It is just 5 Kms from the main town and there is a single train which is direct from Delhi and it is mentioned as UP Sampark Kranti Express.
- Via Road /Car
It is well connected with Orchha, Jhansi, Satna, Chattarpur etc. Generally the tourist plans to arrive at the Jhansi Railway station and could hire taxi from there for reaching via Khajuraho road. In the similar manner if you want to reach via Bandhavgarh, you can travel via road through Katni-Pawai-Amanganj-Panna which is just 240 Kms or takes 5hours duration to reach.
Top 10 places to visit in Khajuraho–
- Eastern group of temples
- Western group of temples
- Jain groups of temples
- Panna National park
- Rane falls
- Southern group of temples
- Ken river
- Bambar Baini in Laundi
- Bandhavgarh national Park
- Ajanta caves
Where to Eat and Stay?
The area is offering ample opportunity of good local foods which are marvellous delicacies of Madhya Pradesh. The region is quite famous for its desserts, which are sweet even though there is also some spicy variety of namkeen. Some of the popular deserts are Lavang lata, jalebi, Cashew burfi, Khurma, moong dal ka halwa, kusli etc. Some of the restaurants where you could enjoy the delicious foods are- The Green View Restaurant, Blue Sky Restaurant, La Terraza, Apsara, Raja cafe, Madrass Coffee house, Punjab restaurant etc.
Some of the renowned location for staying at Khajuraho are –Hotel Jhankar, Hotel Lakeside, Hotel Gautama, Hotel Zen, Hotel Bharat Lodge, Hotel Raddission, Holiday Inn etc.