Places To Visit At Khajuraho & Places Near Khajuraho

The Khajuraho temples are among the most well known monuments of India. There fame has spread world wide. The temples are located in a remote part of Bundelkhand in the state of Madhya Pradesh. They are an epitaph of Indian erotic art and the sculptures of men and women engaged in sexual acts serve as a striking contrast to the conservative Indian approach to eroticism. The temples are found to be belonging to two different religions – Hinduism and Jainism. While Khajuraho is the major attraction to any tourist visiting these parts, there are other nearby places that should not be left out of the itinerary of a visitor to Khajuraho.

The Panna National Park is the 22nd Tiger reserve in India and is home to a variety of Indian wildlife including boars, sambars and chinkaras beside the tiger. The Park is placed in the laps of the Vindhyan Ranges in northern Madhya Pradesh. Panna is 35kms from Khajuraho. It was once the capital of the Bundela Kingdom.

The Ranguan Lake, situated about 25 km from Khajuraho, is ideal for angling and picnic and is a picture of serenity.

The two forts of Ajaygarh and Kalinjar are remnants of the history of the region. They are situated at distances of 80km and 100 km respectively from Khajuraho.

The crystal clear Pandava waterfalls on the Ken River are at a distance of 30 Km from Khajuraho. It is said that the Pandavas in the Mahabharata spent a considerable part of their exile at this place.

Dhubela Museum can be found 64 km away from Khajuraho in an old fort on the banks of a lake. It houses sculptures from the Shakti cult as well as garments, weapons, and paintings of the Bundela kings.

These places would definitely enrich the experience of Khajuraho and are not to be missed for a complete experience.