10 Things to Do in Khajuraho That You Shouldn't Miss

August 20, 2017 Russell Mellin

Khajuraho is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Madhya Pradesh. It's known for its enormous, intricately sculptured temples adorned by vignettes of passion, eroticism, dance, music and creative pursuits. It has 85 original temples, divided into three complexes. The western is the largest and best known, containing the magnificent Shaivite temple Kandariya Mahadev.
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1. Khajuraho Temples

Khajuraho, India +91 88949 17116
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5 based on 2 reviews

Khajuraho Temples

Magnificent temples built between 950 A.D. and 1050 A.D.

Reviewed By Vladimir M - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Khajuraho group of monuments was built until the 12th century, during the rule of the Chandela dynasty.
Up to our time, three groups of temples have been preserved. The main, most visited Western Group of Temples consists of more than 15 temples. The Eastern Group consists of about 5 temples, with most of it located in a residential area. Southern Group is represented almost by one - Chaturbhuj Temple.
All the temples are perfectly preserved. They have a wonderful carving. On several temples erotic scenes are cut out.

2. Kandariya Mahadev Temple

Western Temples, Khajuraho, India +91 88949 17116
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Kandariya Mahadev Temple

Reviewed By Mahuya - Bangalore, India

The Kandariya Mahadev Temple is the most well preserved and the most gloriously sculpted temples in the Western group. From whichever angle you look, it is fascinating.

3. Lakshmana Temple

Western Temples, Khajuraho 471606, India +91 44 6531 5613
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Lakshmana Temple

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

I went to Lakshmana Temple. It’s arguably the best preserved of all the Khajuraho temples. On the southern side of its base are some of Khajuraho's most orgiastic carvings, including one gentleman proving that a horse can be a man’s best friend while a shocked figure peeps out from behind her hands. It is great place to go.

4. Devi Jagdamba Temple

Western Temples, Khajuraho 471606, India +91 44 6531 5613
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Devi Jagdamba Temple

Reviewed By Gajarajan1947 - Chennai (Madras), India

Jagadhamba temple was originally dedicated to Vishnu.Now it is named for the image of Parvati enshrined in the sanctum. The temple stands on a high platform. A maha mandapa with lateral transcept and entrance porch. The lintel of the garbagraha contains a four armed Vishnu in standing position.

5. Chaturbhuj Temple

Near Jatakara Village, Khajuraho, India
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4.5 based on 103 reviews

Chaturbhuj Temple

Reviewed By Gajarajan1947 - Chennai (Madras), India

This Vishnu temple is in Southern part of Khajuraho and is not part of Western group of temples. There is no ticket for seeing this temple. The speciality of the this temple is that it has the main deity Vishnu in an unique form not seen any where in India or in the world. That is, it has been carved in one stone depicting the three gods in one . The upper part is Shiva, middle part is Vishnu and the bottom part is Krishna. This temple was built in 1100 AD

6. Parsvanath Temple

Jain Temples, Khajuraho 471606, India +91 76862 34960
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Parsvanath Temple

Reviewed By Gajarajan1947 - Chennai (Madras), India

Parsvanath temple is the second best among the three temples in the Jain temples group, and the oldest among these is the Adinath temple, which I consider as the First.
This temple is for the 23rd Tirthankar. This is also beautiful and well maintained. But I found that the tourists groups are slightly less when compared to the Western group of temples.

7. Varaha Temple

Chhatarpur District | Opp. Lakshmana Temple, Khajuraho 471606, India
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Varaha Temple

Reviewed By Shailendrasood - Hyderabad, India

The Varaha Temple is located at the Western Group of temples in Khajuraho and is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu. The temple consist of a colossal monolithic image of Varaha, the boar incarnation of Lord Vishnu in his third avatar.
The most striking feature of the temple is the Varaha sculpture beautifully carved with numerous figures on its entire body.

8. Dulhadev Temple

Near Khuddar Stream, Khajuraho, India
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Dulhadev Temple

Reviewed By Karthik R - Chennai (Madras), India

Dulhadev temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is octagonal and different sculptures like Makara (crocodile) and bull. It also has sculptures of Yama, The temple looks like got ruined and heavily restored. Even the main facet looks to be restored so are many sculptures. There is a well maintained lawn in this premises.

9. Nandi Temple

Khajuraho, India
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Nandi Temple

Reviewed By anjan s - Raipur, India

This Temple is situated just at the entrance of the Western Group of Temples. This is actually not an independent temple, but a part of the Vishwanath Temple.The idol of Nandi is made of solid metal which is still intact.

10. Viswanath Temple

Chhatarpur District, Khajuraho 471606, India
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4.5 based on 55 reviews

Viswanath Temple

Reviewed By Karthik R - Chennai (Madras), India

The Viswanatha temple was the first built of the Western group of temples in the Chandela dynasty. This has some great sculptures, ornamental ceilings and hangings.

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