Destination Guide - Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
Khajuraho is famous for its group of temples or monuments....
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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.
This is a town in the Chhattarpur District of Madhya Pradesh. Mainly known for the ancient Khajuraho Temple Complex, this is the main attraction of this place apart from other small temples and old monuments. The temples in this complex are not just beautiful and grand, but each one of them are different from one another. The temples here represent royalty, culture, taste of the early kings and their devotion towards gods and goddesses. Most of the temples and monuments you will see here were built by the Chandela Dynasty rulers and their religious secularism is evident from the presence of Buddhist and Jain temples in which they had supported along with the famous Hindu Temples. The main temples of this temple complex are the Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Brahma Temple, Varaha Temple, Lakshmana Temple and others.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Khajuraho is from October to March