Khajuraho attractions

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Lakshmana Temple

The large Lakshmana Temple took 20 years to build and was completed in about AD 954 during the reign of Dhanga, according to an inscription in its mandapa (pillared front pavilion). It’s arguably the best preserved …
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Kandariya-Mahadev Temple

The 30.5m-long Kandariya-Mahadev, built between 1025 and 1050, is the largest Western Group temple and represents the high point of Chandela architecture. It also has the most representations of female beauty and se…
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Western Group

Khajuraho’s most striking and best-preserved temples are those within the fenced-off section of the Western Group. An Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) guidebook to Khajuraho (₹60) may be available at the ticket …
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Vishvanath Temple

Believed to have been built in 1002, the Vishvanath Temple anticipates the plan and style of the Kandariya-Mahadev Temple. Dedicated to Shiva, it's a superlative example of Chandela architecture, with a riot of carv…
Jain Temple in Khajuraho

Parsvanath Temple

While not competing in size or erotica with the Western Group temples, this largest of the Jain temples in the walled enclosure is notable for the exceptional precision of its construction, as well as for its sculpt…
Hindu Temple in Khajuraho

Chitragupta Temple

The Chitragupta Temple (1000–25) is unique in Khajuraho – and rare among North Indian temples – in being dedicated to the sun god Surya. While its condition is not as good as the other Western Group temples, it has …
Hindu Temple in Khajuraho

Devi Jagadamba Temple

Devi Jagadamba was originally dedicated to Vishnu, but later to Parvati and then Kali. The carvings include sardulas accompanied by Vishnu, surasundaris (heavenly nymphs), and mithunas (pairs of men and women) froli…
Hindu Temple in Khajuraho

Mahadeva Temple

Mahadeva, a small, partly ruined temple on the same platform as Kandariya-Mahadev and Devi Jagadamba, is dedicated to Shiva, who is carved on the lintel of its doorway. It houses one of Khajuraho’s finest sculptures…
Museum in Khajuraho

Adivat Tribal & Folk Museum

Impressive, and creative little museum that showcases central India's rich tribal arts and culture through life-size village houses, as well as displays of masks and crafts. Labelling is minimal, but it's all well l…
Hindu Temple in Khajuraho

Varaha Shrine

Facing the Lakshmana Temple, the little Varaha Shrine houses a wonderful 1.5m-high sandstone carving of Vishnu as his boar avatar, dating from AD 900 and meticulously carved with a pantheon of gods.