khajuraho
Khajuraho, home to the famous of India's temples on account of their remarkable erotic sculptures, lies in a rich, well-watered plain. Set miles from the nearest town in an open forested and cultivated landscape with the striking Vindhyan Hills as a backdrop, it is listed as a World Heritage Site.
Khajuraho, once of the capitals of the Chandellas, who formed the principal ruling dynasty in central India in early medieval times, has the distinction of possessing one of the finest groups of medieval temples.

Facts / Did you know?
According to local tradition, the place had originally eighty five temples, but only twenty five now stand in varying stages of preservation.

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The Western Group of Temples
The western group of temples, which the visitor encounters first, is situated along the Bamitha-Rajnagar road to the west of Khajuraho village. This is the largest and most important group with most of its constituent temples laid out roughly in two rows.
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The Eastern Group of Temples
The eastern group of monuments, situated in close proximity to the Khajuraho village, includes three more Brahmanical temples known as the Brahma, Vamana and Javari, and three Jaina temples, the Ghantai, Adinatha and Parsvanatha.
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The Southern Group of Temples
The southern group of monuments comprises the Duladeo and the Chaturbhuja or Jatkari temples.
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Luxury Stay at Erotic temples
 
Khajurao has few luxury hotels not many as one can expect.
There are many deluxe hotels with mached to luxury. 
Stay for budget traveller
 
Small guest houses & budget hotels have sprung up in and around the western group of temples. They are generally basic in amenities with low rates.

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Where to Eat? Rooftop or fine dinning
 
A travellers guide to restauarnts, cafes and rooftop eating joints in Khajuraho.
Road to Khajuraho; Getting there:

Khajuraho lies 34 miles south of Mahoba, 29 miles east of Chhatarpur and 27 miles north-west of Panna and is accessible by metalled roads from Mahoba, Harpalpur and Satna railway-stations on the central railway. The distance from Harpalpur to Chhatarpur is 34 miles. There are regular bus-services to Khajuraho from Harpalpur, Chhatarpur, Mahoba and Satna, the last place being 73 miles from Khajuraho.



Art &  Architecture of Khajuraho Temples

The Khajuraho temples mark the culmination of the central Indian building-style and reveal certain distinctive peculiarities of plan and elevation. They are compact lofty temples without any enclosure-wall and are erected on a high platform-terrace (jagati), which elevates the structure from its environs and provides an open promenade and ambulatory round the temple. All the compartments of the temple are interconnected internally as well as externally and are planed in one axis, running east-west and forming a compact unified structure. The essential elements of the plan, viz. ardha-mandapa (entrance-porch), mandapa (hall), antarala (vestibule) and garbha-griha (sanctum) are present in all temples.
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Sculptures at Khajuraho Temples
The sculptures at Khajuraho are divisible into five brad categories. The first category comprises formal cult-images executed almost completely in the round, in strict conformity with canonical formulae and prescriptions. The second category comprises parivara, parsva and avarana-devata (family, attendants, and enclosing divinities). They occur in the niches or are figured against the walls of the temple are are executed either in the round or in high or medium relief.
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