Khajuraho

Khajuraho City Descriptions

Once guarded by swaying date palm trees, which gave the city of Khajuraho its name, the city is a study in art and sculpture. The city traces its origin to the 10th century when it was the bastion of the Chandela dynasty. Khajuraho's claim to fame are the famous Chandela temples, erected between the 10th and 11th centuries, these temples were abandoned to the jungle during the Muslim era. In 1840 British tiger-hunters came upon them and in the 1920s twenty-two of the original 85 were excavated. The rosy sandstone tiered temples of beautifully carved figures depict the warrior clan's ebullient style in battle and in love. Now a world heritage site, Khajuraho is an Indian destination you cannot afford to miss. Places to visit in Khajuraho are the Eastern and Western Group of Chandela temples.

Getting to Khajuraho

  • By Air – Khajuraho is connected to Delhi and Varanasi by daily flights.
  • By Rail - Jhansi (172 kms) is the nearest railhead for Khajuraho, and is connected by the super fast Shatabdi Express train to both Delhi and Agra.
  • By Road - Khajuraho is 172 kms from Jhansi and 280 kms from Bandhavgarh.

Best Places to Stay in Khajuraho


Ramadamake a booking

Built in 12 acres of beautifully landscaped lawns is the 56-room Ramada, Khajuraho , which is in close proximity to the Airport and only 2 kms from the temples. The cool white marbled interiors of this hotel reflect its elegance and ethnic decor. The Ramada has elegantly furnished Guest Rooms with Twin/Double beds, with attached baths, individual climate control, national and international direct dialing service, satellite TV, round the clock room service and same day laundry service.

Radisson, Khajuraho Hotels Bookingsmake a booking

Set amidst landscaped gardens, the 90 room Radisson, Khajuraho, is a good place to stay in this city of Temples.  The Radisson is only 2 kms from the Temples.  The recently refurbished and upgraded rooms at the Radisson, boast all modern amenities  including tea and coffee makers, hair dryers, irons/ironing boards, safes, TVs, telephones and wireless Internet access.  Leisure facitlies at the Radisson include a large Swimming pool and a well equipped fitness centre.

The Lalit Temple View, Khajuraho Hotels Bookingsmake a booking

Khajuraho's best and most expensive hotel, the Lalit Temple View is located just 200 meters from the World Heritage Western Group of Temples of Khajuraho.  The hotel has recently been refurbished and upgraded to 5 star standards, and it is now a member of the "Small Luxury hotels of the world".  Rooms and Suites have all modern amenities, and many of them, even have Temple views.  Leisure facilities here include an outdoor swimming pool and a state of the art  Spa.

Taj Chandela, Khajuraho Hotels Bookingsmake a booking

A part of the Taj group of hotels, the Taj Chandela is  a comfortable and spacious hotel set amidst landscaped gardens, around a large swimming pool and located less than a kilometer from the western group of Khajuraho temples. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities, and many of the rooms face onto the pool.

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