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Brief of Khajuraho

Close on the heels of the Taj and the piousness of Varanasi; the enigma of Khajuraho, unfolds with the tinkling of temple bells and the graceful movement, of myriad forms, poised in dance and movement, with the beauty of the timeless sculptures. Once used to guard the city gates, Khajuraho, alludes to the imagery of the tall date palms. While the gates have ceased to exist, the willowy date palms, continue to grace this temple town. The temples are a fabulous example

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of Indo- Aryan architecture, an elegant combination of intricacy and simplicity. Now a quaint cluster of commerce, set against the backdrop of the magnificent temples, the city comes alive every year, during its Annual Dance Festival, when the maestros of classical dance, perform against the dramatic temple backdrop.


History of Khajuraho

The city traces its origin, to the 10th century, when it was the bastion of the Chandela dynasty. Khajuraho was formerly the capital of the old kingdom of Jajhauti, the region now known as Bundelkhand. The name Khajuraho, may be derived from Khajur (date palm), which grows freely in the area and because, there were two golden Khajur trees on a carved gate. Khajurapura (the original name of the city), when translated, alludes to the imagery of the tall date palms, which

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used to guard the city gates. Another name was Khajuravahaka (scorpion bearer), - the scorpion symbolising lust.

How to Reach Khajuraho

Air
the Khajuraho airport has shuttle flights between Khajuraho, Varanasi, Agra, Mumbai and Delhi. Though the Airport is small ,it is functional, centrally located and very close to all the hotels.
Rail
Jhansi (175 km) and Satna (120 km), are the two convenient railheads ,though Harpalpur (100 km) is the nearest railhead and is well connected to different parts of the country.
Road
the surface is reasonably well maintained ,with bus routes to Indore, Jhansi and Jabalpore. For the adventurous traveller, a bus journey ,with the numerous picturesque stops enroute ,is a real treat. The Bus Stand is centrally located.

Distance from major cities to Khajuraho
Gwalior = 275 Kms
Jhansi = 175Kms
Jodhpur = 214Kms
Bikaner = 246 Kms

Best time to visit Khajuraho
October to March

Climate of Khajuraho
Chamba is 726m, above sea level. The maximum temperature of Chamba town in summer is around 36 Celsius. Winter temperature comes down to almost OoC. Heavy woolens are required in winter and light woolens clothes in summer.

Languages of Khajuraho
Hindi and English

Culture of Khajuraho
The temples in Khajuraho, are a fabulous example of Indo-Aryan architecture, an elegant combination of intricacy and simplicity. The Chandelas were a people, who branched off from the Rajputs and belonged to the Lunar dynasty, which was founded by Chandravarman, the son of Hemwati(daughter of a Brahmin Priest) and the Moon God. The city comes alive every year, during the Dance Festival in March, when the maestros of classical dance, Birju Maharaj and Kelucharan Mohapatra and their disciples, perform against the dramatic temple backdrop.

 
 
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