Khajuraho is one of the most sought tourist destinations in India, which is famous for its temples as well as erotic wall carvings. This place is also illustrated as the ‘Symbol of Medieval Heritage’ and all the sacred temples of this city have been listed under the category of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The temples that withstood the destruction of time are well-known for their erotic wall sculptures and also sometimes referred as Kamasutra temples. Exploring this city is a wonderful experience, which a tourist will cherish for all the years to come. In case, you are planning to visit this city, then go through this Khajuraho Tour and Travel Guide from Splendid Vacations.
Western group of Hindu Temples:- Kandariya Mahadev Temple- Its is one of the biggest temples in Khajuraho and dedicated to Lord Shiva. The huge shrine in the temple is decorated with around 800 pictures that depict the Chandela form of art and built in between 1025-1050. The statues engraved in temple include pictures of musicians, beautiful women, erotic groups, goddesses and gods. It is a must visit tourist attraction of Khajuraho.
Vishwanath temple This temple was built in the 11th century and very renowned for the idol of Lord Brahma and brilliantly carved sculptures of Shivlinga. It was included in the list of UNESCO world heritage site. Another main attraction of this temple is a six ft high Nandi bull, which sits on the top of a big platform. The wonderfully carved exteriors of this temple are decorated with pictures of Apsaras to augment the beauty and charm of this big temple. It is a must visit tourist attraction of Khajuraho.
Lakshmana Temple A huge stone temple built in 930-950 AD and dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is very renowned for having more than 600 pictures of goddesses and gods of the Hindu religion. It is also skillfully decorated with different patterns of horsemen and elephants that are carrying out the parade. Every corner of this stunning temple is bordered with fence carvings and accompanied with a small shrine.
Eastern group of Jain Temples:- Parsvanath Temple Parsvanath Temple comes under eastern group of Jain temples and regarded as one of the largest Jain temples in India. It is dedicated to one of the Jain tirthankaras, Adinath and was built around 954 AD. The interiors of this stunning holy place adorns the idol of Parsvanath. It is well-known for many non-erotic sculptures, out of which pictures of surasundaris in different postures are outstanding.
Raneh Waterfall This is one of the famous tourist attractions in Khajuraho and was named after the King Rane Pratap. It falls flow down at the Ken Gharyal Sanctuary and surroundings of this falls are bejeweled with crystalline granite that offers various shades of grey, red and pink.
Panna Tiger reserve This wildlife sanctuary is just 25 km away from Khajuraho and large number of tourists from different parts of the world come here for tiger sighting. You can also spot many other wildlife animals like jackal, wild boar, Sambar and many others.
Bandavgarh National Park This national park is famous all across the globe for tiger sighting and has one of the highest population of Bengal tigers. It also has large population of deer, leopards and other wild animals. You can enjoy morning as well as evening jungle safari in this wildlife sanctuary. It is divided into three zones Bamera, Magdi and Tala, but Magdi zone has more chances of spotting the tigers.
Kanha Tiger Reserve This tiger reserve is also known as Kanha National Park and comes under the category of one of the largest tiger reserves of India. It has large numbers of wild animals like Leopards, Jungle Cats, wild dogs, Barasingha, Sambar, Chital, deer and many others. You can enjoy morning as well as evening jungle safari in this wildlife sanctuary to spot the tigers.