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Khajuraho Temples in Khajuraho

·  Summer: March-May (21°C - 45°C)
·  Winter: December-February (4°C - 32°C)
·  Monsoon: June-September

Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: Sunrise
Closing Time: Sunset
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Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 10
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Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 250
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Even the prestigious acclaims and designations, including UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of India, are inadequate to praise the magnificence of Khajuraho Group of Temples. Built by the artists with unparalleled skills under the supervision of Chandela Rulers between 950 and 1150, the temples portray the magnificent art of sculpturing in the most exclusive manner.

Divided into Western, Eastern and Southern groups, there are nearly 25 temples (though, more than 80 existed originally) dedicated to the Hindu and Jain deities. The world is familiar with Khajuraho Temples as those depicting the erotic art of lovemaking through sculptures. Couples posing in different Kamasutra postures are indeed the best highlight of these timeless structures.

Made of sandstones, the temples boast of exquisite carvings, friezes and sculptures depicting potters, farmers, nymphs, dancers, musicians and people engaged in different categories. Some of the most popular of these temples are Kandariya Mahadeo, Devi Jagdamba, Chaunsath Yogini, Parsvanath, Dulhadev and Chatturbhuj. Standing amidst lavish green lawns, each of these structures is a manmade wonder.

The Western Group of Temples hosts two light and sound shows (first in English and second in Hindi) every evening, telling the glorious tales of the place. The ticket costs INR 350 for foreigners (INR 200 for children) and INR 120 for Indians (INR 60 for children). The temples also host the annual Khajuraho Dance Festival in February which is a must-attend event.  

Road: Connected with many popular towns and cities (including Delhi), Khajuraho can be easily accessed by state transport buses, private vehicles and taxis. However, poor road conditions at quite a few places demand the road trips to be covered in taxis.

Railway: Khajuraho has its own railway station which is about 9 km. from the temple complex. Auto-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws and rented bicycles can be used to reach the temples from the station.

Airway: The domestic airport of Khajuraho is only about 4 km. from the Western Group of Temples. Hire an auto-rickshaw or a cycle-rickshaw from the airport to reach the temple complex.