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Full Day 8-hours Heritage Tour to Khajuraho Temples

Full Day 8-hours Heritage Tour to Khajuraho Temples

From $33.07

About this activity

Free cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

Duration

8 Hours

Live tour guide

English

Overview

Get a perfect tour to this UNESCO site with private storytellers who will brief you on all the great facts and features of this heritage city and its temples.

Highlights

  • Explore it with professionals for more good insights and mysterious facts
  • View the carvings in detail to get the idea behind every symbol and sign
  • Get hands-on insight into Indian culture and its traditions
  • Visit the UNESCO heritage sites of Khajuraho temples with ease
  • Know about the temple stories with professional historians and guides

Description

This privately designed heritage trip will start with your driver picking you up from your hotel at 8:00 in the morning. This collection of Hindu, Buddhist, or Jain temples is famous for its erotic sculptures and carvings, inclined symbols and signs, and Nagara-style architecture. Its unique and marvelous architecture has placed it on the list of UNESCO sites of World Heritage. Built in the early 10th -12th century these temples are marvelous pieces of architecture in current times.


These sensational sculptures and architecture depict the massive passion, eroticism, music, dance, and other creative arts and their geniuses of the Chandela dynasty. Situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh this group of temples numbered 85, out of which only 20 have survived over this long period of time. Presently these are distinctively divided into two groups Western and Eastern groups of temples.

This cluster of temples is believed to connect with an interesting story of the Chandela dynasty. It is said that the Moon God seduced and physically connected to a beautiful Brahmin girl, Hemvati in lust and passion. This resulted in the birth of Chandravarman, the founder of the Chandela Dynasty. Once Chandravarman had a dream of his mother requesting him to make a temple picturing the treasure of passion and erotic fantasy to the world. This led to the construction of temples with erotic sculptures in this little village surrounded by the mountains of the Chatarpur district. Every temple is different from another and two temples amongst them were built of sandstone.

Chaunsath Yogini- Built in 900 AD, this temple is known to be the oldest among the 20 surviving temples. Dedicated to Goddess Kali, this is the only Granite-formed temple here.

Kandariya Mahadeo- Dedicated to Lord Shiva, enshrined with the ‘Shivalinga’, this temple is the most typically designed temple with very intense and graceful carvings. Standing 31m high, it is the largest among all temples. Exquisite craftsmanship on stone depicts gods, goddesses, deities, eternal lovers, and celestial maidens.

Chitragupta Temple- Facing towards the east or the rising sun, this temple is dedicated to Lord Sun (Surya Dev). It has a 5-foot-high image of Lord Surya with the horse-drawn chariot in the inner sanctum of the temple.

After the tour, the driver will drop you back at your hotel.

Inclusions

  • Hotel Pickup and drop in a private vehicle.
  • English-speaking local and history professional guide.
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Monument entry fee
  • Drinks and Meals

Departure details
  • We pick up all travelers
  • We pick up from any hotel in Khajuraho
Know before you go

  • It is advisable to wear comfortable footwear for walking. Additionally, when visiting places of worship, it is essential to ensure that both knees and shoulders are appropriately covered.


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