Khajuraho Travelogue & Travel Guide | Khajuraho Temples Photo tour, sculptures that you might have missed to look

Khajuraho is famous for its intricate architecture. It can be traced back to 900 to 1100 AD architecture.

View of western Khajuraho Temples
View of Khajuraho Temples

How can you reach Khajuraho?

You can reach by any means possible. Flight, train, bus, everything is available.

How to reach the tourist destination of Khajuraho?

The tourist destination is situated 9 km away from the railway station. Hire an auto-rickshaw up to Mahatma Gandhi marg/chauraha, Khajuraho. Mahatma Gandhi Chauraha lies in the middle of all the three tourist destinations viz Eastern, Western and Southern group of temples.

Total expenditure of touring Khajuraho

I can tell you mine. I live in Tikamgarh which is only 140 km away from Khajuraho.

  • One way railway ticket to Khajuraho: ₹80
  • One way rickshaw fare from railway station to Mahatma Gandhi Chauraha: ₹20
  • Food: ₹60
  • Entry ticket to Western temples (for Bharatiya nationality): ₹35


Entry ticket to Khajuraho cost
Entry ticket to Khajuraho Temples (west)

 

You might be wondering how come food expenses are so low (less than a Dollar). Well, don't eat in a restaurant. There is this Jain 'Bhojanshala', where they provide you with cheap and pure vegetarian food. It opens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Food at Khajuraho
Cheap & Vegetarian food at Khajuraho



Entry ticket fees to Western temples might cost ₹600 for the foreign visitors.

List of Kamasutra/erotic temples in Khajuraho: western temples

  1. Lakshman
  2. Kandariya 
  3. Jagdamba 
  4. Vishwanath
  5. Duladeo

Although Duladeo lies near the eastern group of temples (in the South to be precise), it also has erotic sculptures.

These temples contain one of the most elegant architectures.

Other architectural attractions in the west

Chaunsath Yogini: it had 64 religious sculptures in the past. Now, it is one of the best places for meditation.

Chaunsath Yogini Khajuraho

Chaunsath Yogini Khajuraho

List of Jain temples: eastern group of temples

  1. Aadinath
  2. Shantinath 
  3. Parasnath 
  4. Ghantai

These temples have less erotic and more scientific architecture. Here the environment is peaceful. You can spot fine art here.

A Jain museum is also situated near the temples. But it was closed at the time of my visit. I took these photos from the window.

Museums at Khajuraho, Jain museum from outside
Jain museum from outside

 

A clothing shop named Shramdaan is also situated near the temples. It provides handloom clothing. Though, rates are a little high, similar to most of the tourist places.

The shop outside the Jain temples, Khajuraho

How many days are required to properly tour Khajuraho?

I toured Khajuraho in one day. But, I could not visit the southern temples like Duladeo. So, to properly tour Khajuraho, it would require a minimum of one full day without any rest, or 2 days with rest.

Is Khajuraho safe?

Now, the most important question: is Khajuraho safe to travel? You can find very friendly people here, who are always ready to help. You can also feel the village life here.

Gallery

 Western group of temples, Khajuraho


Nandi Temple infront of Visvanatha temple
Nandi Temple infront of Visvanatha temple

kamasutra temples Khajuraho poses: erotic sculptures, Difficult to spot erotic sculpture Khajuraho Temple
Difficult to spot erotic sculpture, Khajuraho Temple

kamasutra temples Khajuraho poses: erotic sculptures, Difficult to spot erotic sculpture Khajuraho Temple
Difficult to spot erotic sculpture, Khajuraho Temple

kamasutra temples Khajuraho poses: erotic sculptures

kamasutra temples Khajuraho poses: erotic sculptures, Difficult to spot erotic sculpture Khajuraho Temple
Difficult to spot erotic sculpture, Khajuraho Temple

kamasutra temples Khajuraho poses: erotic sculptures, Difficult to spot erotic sculpture Khajuraho Temple
Difficult to spot erotic sculpture, Khajuraho Temple

kamasutra temples Khajuraho poses: erotic sculptures

Jain idols outside Visvanatha temple Khajuraho
Jain idols outside Visvanatha temple Khajuraho

Jain idols outside Visvanatha temple Khajuraho
Jain idols outside Visvanatha temple Khajuraho

kamasutra temples Khajuraho poses: erotic sculptures, Difficult to spot erotic sculpture Khajuraho Temple
Difficult to spot erotic sculpture, Khajuraho Temple

Does not have much erotic architecture

kamasutra temples Khajuraho poses: erotic sculptures
Difficult to spot erotic art Khajuraho


kamasutra temples Khajuraho poses: erotic sculptures

kamasutra temples Khajuraho poses: erotic sculptures, Difficult to spot erotic sculpture Khajuraho Temple
Difficult to spot erotic sculpture, Khajuraho Temple (find in the upper part)

kamasutra temples Khajuraho poses: erotic sculptures

kamasutra temples Khajuraho poses: erotic sculptures
You can spot atleast 2 sculptures at different regions

kamasutra temples Khajuraho poses: erotic sculptures

kamasutra temples Khajuraho poses: erotic sculptures

kamasutra temples Khajuraho poses: erotic sculptures

kamasutra temples Khajuraho poses: erotic sculptures, Difficult to spot erotic sculpture Khajuraho Temple
Difficult to spot erotic architecture Khajuraho

kamasutra temples Khajuraho poses: erotic sculptures

kamasutra temples Khajuraho poses: erotic sculptures

kamasutra temples Khajuraho poses: erotic sculptures, Difficult to spot erotic sculpture Khajuraho Temple
Difficult to spot erotic sculpture Khajuraho Temple

kamasutra temples Khajuraho poses: erotic sculptures

kamasutra temples Khajuraho poses: erotic sculptures

kamasutra temples Khajuraho poses: erotic sculptures

Kandariya temple has the most erotic sculptures in Khajuraho

kamasutra temples Khajuraho poses: erotic sculptures

kamasutra temples Khajuraho poses: erotic sculptures

kamasutra temples Khajuraho poses: erotic sculptures

Laksmana Temple also have explicit erotic architecture

Height of intricacy





Hanuman Temple Khajuraho: not so architectural
Hanuman Temple: not so architectural

Eastern group of temples, Khajuraho


Adinath/Parasnath temple from outside
Adinath/Parasnath temple from outside

Shantinath Khajuraho: A Jain religious idol
Shantinath: A Jain religious idol

Exquisite architecture at the walls of Jain temples, Khajuraho
Exquisite architecture at the walls of Jain temples, Khajuraho


Spot the lady doing makeup Khajuraho in 900 century AD
Spot the lady doing makeup in 900 century AD

Jain idols at the walls of the Jain temples, Khajuraho
Jain idols at the walls of the Jain temples, Khajuraho






Jain temple architecture


Parasnath temple Khajuraho roof
Parasnath temple roof

Broken idol of Jain God Khajuraho
Broken idol of Jain God




Ghantai Temple, Khajuraho
Ghantai Temple, Khajuraho

These images of Khajuraho temples are originally large and clear. But, I found this.



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