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Khajuraho Travel Guide

The world renowned temple town of Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh designated by UNESCO as a world heritage site for its archaeological and historical monuments. The Khajuraho temples were built in the short span of a hundred years, from 950-1050AD in a truly inspired burst of creativity. Of the 85 original temples, 22 have survived till today to constitute one of the world's great artistic wonders. Thousands of visitors and tourists from all over the world flock together to envisage this immortal saga of Hindu art and culture engraved in stone by shilpies (stone craftsmen). The temples of Khajuraho are India's unique gift to the world, representing, as they do, a paean to life, to love, to joy; perfect in execution and sublime in expression. Life, in every form and mood, has been capured in stone, testifying not only to the craftsman's artistry but also to the extraordinary breadth of vision of the Chandela Rajputs under whose rule the temples were conceived and constructed.

Khajuraho Excursions
Raneh Falls
Raneh Falls on the ken river are famous for their rock formations. The main attraction is a 5kms long, and 100 ft deep canyon made of pure crystalline granite in varying sahdes of colors ranging pink and red to grey. A series of seasonal waterfalls surrounded by jungles make it an ideal picnic spot.

Panna National Park
Panna National Park is very famous for wildlife and Tigers and it is just 32 kms away from Khajuraho.Complementing the man made perfection of the Khajuraho temples.

Ranguan Lake
Ranguan lake is an ideal picnic spot for angling and boating and it is just 25 kms from Khajuraho..

Ken Nature Trail
Ken Nature Trail is a jungle track within a walking distance from Raneh falls. This Trail is known for its natural beauty of the surroundings.

Banisagar Lake
Banisagar lake is very close to Khajuraho. It is a picnic spot and a dam on Khudar river with a waterspread of 7.7 sq. km. Suitable for Boating & Angling.

Ken Gharial Sanctuary Khajuraho Travel Guide IndiaKen Gharial Sanctuary
Ken Gharial Sanctury, is at the confluence of the Ken and Khudar rivers further down Raneh Falls and Nature Trail. This is a natural of the long snouted variety of crocodiles.

How to Reach Khajuraho
Air : From Delhi, Varanasi and Kathmandu.

Rail : The nearest railheads are Mahoba and Harpalpur. Jhansi and Satna is a convenient railhead for those travelling from Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai, Varanasi and Agra .

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 .