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Private Full-Day Khajuraho Temples and Handicrafts Tour
"Meet your personal guide at your hotel in Khajuraho at 9am and begin your day with a transfer to the UNESCO World Heritage site known as the ""Western Group of Temples.” Start your visit with the Kandariya Mahadev temple the most popular and beautiful massive structure. It is a magnificent piece of artistic sculptural work decorated with over 870 statues and carvings. Stroll through other temples such as the Chaunset Yogini dedicated to the Goddess Kali; the Chitragupta or Bharatji featuring a lovely image of the 11 headed Vishnu; Vishwanath Nandi Lakshmana and Visha dedicated to Shiva
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Half-Day Khajuraho Temples Tour
"Between 7am-9am you will be picked up by your English-speaking guide and driven to the Khajuraho Group of Monuments. The Western group of temples contain the most accomplished Khajuraho temples with 84 towers the Kandariya Mahadeva dedicated to Lord Shiva and decorated with a profusion of sculptures with intricate details symbolism and expressiveness of ancient Indian art. It also houses Devi Jagdamba Temple with its sensually carved statuary. The temples are famous for their architectural symbolism and erotic sculptures.Afterwards your guide will take you to the Eastern group of temples that house the largest Jain temple dedicated to Parsvanath. Although the Khajuraho group of temples were built together they were dedicated to two different religions - Hinduism and Jainism. It suggests a tradition of acceptance and respect for diverse religious views among Hindus and Jains. Visit the temples of Brahma
From $24.00
 
Half-day Excursion of Ranakpur Jain Temple from Udaipur
"Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Udaipur and drive to Ranakpur to visit India's Seven Wonders Jain Temple. Jain Temple considered as heaven on the earth is located in the mountain ranges of the Pali district. The Ranakpur Jain Temple was built during the reign of the liberal and gifted monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. This temple is world famous for being one of the five most important Jain templ 20 domes 29 halls and 420 pillars. Almost every inch of material used in its construction is alive with lavish and delicate carvings and no two pillars are alike. The ingenuity of the layout is such that the entire structure is bathed in natural light that stream Parsvanath Temple
From $45.00

More Things to Do in Khajuraho

Visit the Khajuraho Group of Monuments

As I mentioned in the intro, there are three groups of temples in Khajuraho. All of them are fascinating and similar, however the western group is the only group that has been designated as a UNESCO...
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Herkbert
Nov 03, 2014

ONE WHO CARRIES THE DATE PALM

Khajuraho derives its name from ancient sanskrit "Kharjuravahaka" which means 'one who carries the date palm'. The temples were built between 950 and 1150 AD by the Chandela monarchs. They are now a...
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davidjo
Jul 21, 2014

Apsaras (damsels) at Vishwanath Temple

Although it is smaller in size, the Vishwanath Temple is similar to the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple in both plan and design. It is located in the Western Group of Temples. Vishwanath is a Shiva temple...
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Donna_in_India
Aug 30, 2013

Erotic Sculptures at Lakshman Temple

The Lakshman Temple is in the Western Group of Temples and one of the earliest temples of Khajuraho (circa 950 AD). It is a Quincunx - "geometric pattern consisting of five points, four of them...
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Aug 30, 2013

Nandi Temple

Nandi Temple is part of the Western Group of Temples. It is a small square shrine that faces the Vishvanath Temple. It is an open hall of 20 square pillars, with a beautiful circular ceiling and a...
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Aug 30, 2013

Erotic Sculptures at Kandariya Mahadeva Temple

The Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is in the Western Group of Temples and is arguably the most impressive temple in Khajuraho. It is also the largest temple measuring almost 110 feet by 60 feet. It is 117...
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Aug 30, 2013
 
 
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Archaeology Museum

This small museum is situated opposite Shiv Sagar, just down the road from Hotel Lakeside, and at 5INR entry, it's well worth a visit. It contains a selection of lovely carvings from the area. No...
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Apr 09, 2010

Narora Sagar

This lake is situated next to the old village of Khajuraho, and as such is a little off the beaten track, or would be were it not for the Brahma temple next to it. It is labelled as Narora in the LP...
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Apr 09, 2010

Shiv Sagar

This is the main lake in town, situated on the main road and right next to the Western Group of Temples. Women carry out their washing on the ghats, and people can be seen bathing in the water early...
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Apr 09, 2010

Southern Group

There is another group of three temples in Khajuraho, situatued between 1 and 2.5 km south of the Jain Enclosure. Two are in ruins, and the other is one of the younger of the temples. I didn't...
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illumina
Apr 09, 2010

Hanuman Temple

The statue of Hanuman in this shrine is almost 2.5m high, and because of the orange paint, and the surrounding structure you could be forgive for thinking the whole thing is quite modern. However, the...
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Apr 09, 2010

Brahma Temple

The Brahma Temple is one of the oldest in Khajuraho, dating from around 900AD, and has a sandstone structure topped with a granite sikhara (spire). It has been suggested that it has been incorrectly...
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Apr 09, 2010

Vamana Temple

Situated 200m to the north of Javari temple, and slightly older (c1050-1075), Vamana is dedicated to the dwarf incarnation of Vishnu. It again stands in solitude in the middle of a field. It consists...
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Apr 09, 2010

Adinath

This Jain temple, named after the enshrined image of Adinatha, once contained all the basic elements of a Nirandhara temple (one without the ambulatory passage) including the hall (mandapa) and...
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Apr 09, 2010

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