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Khajuraho

FLASHPACKING IN KHAJURAHO

KHAJURAHO - temples with a difference

 

The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu and Jain temples in Madhya Pradesh, India. Khajuraho's group of temples are famous for its erotic sculpture architecture. Most Khajuraho temples were built between 950 and 1050 CE by the Chandela dynasty. Historical records note that the Khajuraho temple site had 85 temples by the 12th century, spread over 20 square kilometers. Of these, only about 20 temples have survived, spread over 6 square kilometers. The Khajuraho group of temples were built together but were dedicated to two schools of Hinduism and to Jainism - suggesting a tradition of acceptance and respect for diverse religious views among Hindus and Jains. The visitor must see the “South of Matangeshwara Temple is an Archaeological Museum Showcasing Collection of Statues and Freezies.”

 

Best time to visit

The best season to visit Khajuraho is between September to March.

 

What to See

  • Khajuraho Group of Temples.

  • Khajuraho Dance Festival.

  • Kandariya Mahadev Temple.

  • Lakshmana Temple.

  • Chaunsat Yogini Temple.

  • Archaeological Museum, Khajuraho.

  • Jain Museum.

  • Dhubela Museum.

  • Panna National Park.

  • Ayur Arogyam is a famous Ayurvedic center in Khajuraho.

  • Kalinjar Fort.

 

What to Eat in Khajuraho, Local Food and Cuisine

Khajuraho has countless delicacies that one must try, while here. Don't miss the Korma, Rogan Josh, Mutton Kababs, Chicken Biryani, Kheema, Sabudana Khichdi, Moong Dal Halwa, Jalebi, Cashew Barfi, Kusli, Lavang Lata, and more. The area is known for Bafla, a preparation of whole-grain and 'ghee', trand 'ghee', traditionally followed by delicious Ladoos. Also, sip into some local specialties such as Lassi and Sugarcane Juice. Other than these local and traditional flavors, one finds here, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Greek, French, Spanish, South-Indian, Rajasthan, and Moglai cuisines to indulge in.

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