Trips and Itineraries for Khajuraho
Khajuraho: Chandela’s Glory
Destination Guide - Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
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Panna National Park
The presence of deep gorges, cascading waterfall and dense forests filled with teak trees is what the Panna National Park is all about. Home to many wild cats and antelopes, this place is famous for its tigers. If the drudgery of the city life has gotten to you, a day spent at this park will surely relax your senses. Have a guide take you on a tour and catch glimpses of some rare animal and bird species like the King Vulture and honey Buzzard here. The authorities also organize regular safaris of the park. However, one must come in their own jeep as the park doesnt rent out any.
Kandariya Mahadev Temple
The largest and the grandest of all temples in this complex, this temple was dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. The design and architecture is similar to that of the Lakshmana Temple but there is also a lot of difference. This is adjacent to the Devi Jagadambi temple which is much smaller than this. As you stand in front of this temple you are bound to think about the people with such expert hands in art and carving. It is said that no other man had the guts or talent to build something so grand and thus, the Kandariya Mahadev Temple became the largest of all time here. The form of Shiva worshipped here was the Lord Virbhadra and the temple theme is the destruction of evil forces. The main carvings on the temple walls are of snakes, serpents and serpent kings and queens. Like most of the other temples in this temple complex, you will also find smaller idols of other Hindu gods and goddesses here.
Weekend Getaways from Khajuraho
252 Kms from Khajuraho
Lucknow or the City of Nawabs sitting on the banks of the Gomti river, is regarded as North India’s cultural capital. Uttar Pradesh’s capital, Lucknow is replete with historical elements dating back to the colonial era that are known over the world for their Awadhi-style architecture. But Lucknow’s ethos lies in its delectable cuisine and its unique Chikankaari (shadow-work embroidery) garments that are must-buys if you are in the city. Lucknow is also known for its sweeping gardens and pure Kathak dance-forms that are showcased in numerous events held across the city. The city is also thriving with a lovely Urdu poetry scene. The ginormous tomb complex of Bara Imambara is home to a stunning labyrinth and neighboured by the equally popular mausoleum of Chhota Imambara, the Husainabad clock tower and a fantastic art gallery. And while in Lucknow, feast on its delightful assortment of Awadhi and Mughlai food that comprises of everything from kebabs to the makhan malai (a saffron-flavoured local ice-cream).
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