Khajuraho has been recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO. The town is famous for its imperial temples. The temples were built by the rulers of Chandela dynasty between 10th and 11th century. The construction of the temple just took around 100 years to complete. There were around 85 temples in the area but now only 22 exist. Rest are nothing more than ruins. They sure have gained popularity due to the erotic sculptures carved on the walls.
Location: Khajuraho, located in the Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh.
Tourist Spots: Khajuraho Archaeological Museum, Khajuraho Temple, Adinath Temple, Parsavanath Temple, Ghantai Temple, The Brahma Temple.
Best Buys: Curios and Souvenirs.
Best Hangouts: Benisagar Lake (11 km), Ranguan Lake (25 km), Pandav Waterfall (30 km), Ranch Waterfalls (20 km).
Best Time to Visit: October to March.
How to Reach:
By Air: Khajuraho has an airport in the city. It is a domestic airport. Several airlines regularly service the Khajuraho airport by flights from Delhi, Agra, Varanasi.
By Train: The nearest rail station from Khajuraho is Jhansi and Satna (on the Mumbai - Allahabad railway link). Jhansi is 175kms away from Khajuraho whereas distance from Satna is 120kms.
By Road: There is a good network of roads that connects Khajuraho to Agra (395kms), Jhansi (on the Delhi - Mumbai road link), Orchha.