Khajuraho

from Chattarpur, Madhya Pradesh
  • State Madhya Pradesh
  • District Chattarpur
  • Pin-Code 471606

Khajuraho: ‘Kahjur’ is the Indian word for the date-fruit and khajurapura (the original name of the city), when translated alludes to the imagery of the tall date palms, which used to guard the city gates. While the gates have ceased to exist, the willowy date palms continue to grace this temple town. The temples of khajuraho are a fabulous example of Indo-Aryan architecture, an elegant combination of sophistication and simplicity. The city traces its origin to the 10th century when it was the bastion of the chandelas dynasty. Khajuraho is quaint cluster of hotels, restaurants and shops set against the backdrop of the magnificient temples.
The city comes alive every year during the Dance Festival in March when the maestros of classical dance, Birju Maharaj and Kelucharan Mohapatra and their disciples perform against the dramatic temple backdrop.The Khajuraho complex stands unique in the temple architecture of India. Perched on the northern tip of Madhya pradesh, Khajuraho is 365 Km from Gwalior, 174 km from Jhansi and 421 km from varanasi; Climate of the area is extreme, with a drastic shift in day and night temperatures and minimal rainfall. The tourists seasons stretches from August to March.

  1. Roadways Well Connected with National and State Highways

    Khajuraho is well connected with a good bus network. Many private and state-owned buses run from Khajuraho to neighbouring cities like Jhansi. You can choose from a regular bus, non-air-conditioned bus, air-conditioned, semi-deluxe and deluxe buses. The bus fare would depend on the type of bus and the number of kilometres covered.

  2. Railways Well Connected with Major Railway Statons

    Khajuraho railway station is connected to a few towns only including New Delhi. You can take Khajuraho-Hazrat Nizamuddin Express, which has daily connectivity to Khajuraho. Hire a cab or an auto from outside the railway station. The second nearest railhead, which is well-connected with some of the Indian cities is the Mahoba Junction, which is approximately 75 kilometres away from Khajuraho. Some of the regular trains are Bundelkhand Express, Mahakaushal Express and Udiapur Khajuraho Express. Outside the Mahoba Junction, you can hire a cab or a taxi which will drive you till Khajuraho.

  3. Airways Well Connected with Major Airports

    Khajuraho has its own domestic airport, which is well-connected to most of the Indian cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Allahabad and Bhopal. Some of the popular carriers that have regular flights to Khajuraho are Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Air India and JetKonnect. Since Khajuraho is a very small town, once you reach the airport, you can hire a cab or a taxi to your hotel.