Here are the top 24 tourist attractions to see in Khajuraho:

1. Light and Sound Show, Khajuraho

3.6 / 5

1 kms
from city center
1 out of 24
places to visit in Khajuraho

After the visit to the temple complex is over, a light and sound show is carried out which is narrated by veteran actor Mr. Amitabh Bachhan.

2. Dulhadev Temple

Must visit 3.6 / 5

1 kms
from city center
2 out of 24
places to visit in Khajuraho

Built in the year 1130 the Dulhadev Temple enshrines a beautiful shivalingam and striking sculptures of Apsaras and other ornamented figures. The temple also has a stunning sculpture of Lord Shiva with his wife Parvati, the intricate details of the carvings adding to the charm of the overall architecture.

3. Kandariya Mahadev Temple

Must visit 3.7 / 5

2 kms
from city center
3 out of 24
places to visit in Khajuraho

Built around 1025-1050 AD, this temple exudes grandeur and finesse in its architecture. With beautiful frescos of women in various postures adorning the walls of this temple, this place is one of the most stunning tourists sites in Khajuraho.

4. Lakshman Temple

Must visit 3.6 / 5

2 kms
from city center
4 out of 24
places to visit in Khajuraho

The oldest and most aesthetically pleasing temples among the Western group of Temples, the Lakshman temple is named after the ruler of that time. The trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva is depicted in the horizontal beam over the entrance of the temple.

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5. Parsvanath temple

Must visit 3.6 / 5

2 kms
from city center
5 out of 24
places to visit in Khajuraho

This temple is the largest among the Eastern group of temples and has intricately detailed carvings on its walls. The most intriguing side of the architecture of this temple is the aesthetic blend of Hindu, muslim and Buddhist styles.

6. Vishwanath Temple, Khajuraho

3.3 / 5

2 kms
from city center
6 out of 24
places to visit in Khajuraho

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is one among the western group of temples. It has a beautiful marble shivalinga as the main deity. An imposing image of Brahma is also housed in this temple. A massive sculpture of Nandi the Bull is also enshrined alongside the Shivalingam.

7. Lakshmi temple

3.3 / 5

2 kms
from city center
7 out of 24
places to visit in Khajuraho

Dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu deity of wealth. This temple houses some moderate shrines and is comparatively smaller than the other temples in Khajuraho.

8. Javari Temple

2 kms
from city center
8 out of 24
places to visit in Khajuraho

Javari Temple is another temple from the Khajuraho Group of Monuments enshrined by Lord Vishnu although the idol of the presiding deity is broken and headless. The temple is rather tiny and has been built in Shikhara style of architecture. The temple also has sculptures of Navagrahas, Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma at the entrance gate of the sanctum.

9. Devi Jagdamba Temple

3.6 / 5

3 kms
from city center
9 out of 24
places to visit in Khajuraho

Initially built as a Vishnu temple, the Devi Jagdamba temple has beautifully carved erotic figures. The Garba Griha houses a stunning sculpture of the Goddess of the Universe. The temple also houses a beautiful image of Goddess Parvati, with the image of Mithuna.

10. State Museum of Tribal and Folk Art

3 kms
from city center
10 out of 24
places to visit in Khajuraho

Housed within the Chandela Cultural Complex in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, State Museum of Tribal and Folk Art well maintained tiny repository of old scriptures of tribal art and culture in the form of masks, terracotta sculptures, folk- paintings, bamboo articles and other collectibles. The museum also has a beautiful garden surrounding it.

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11. Archaeological Museum Khajuraho

3 kms
from city center
11 out of 24
places to visit in Khajuraho

Archaeological Museum is located near the Western Group of Temples in Khajuraho and was originally known as the Jardine Museum. Housing over 2000 items, the museum has relics from the 10th and 12th century temples of Hinduism and Jainism.

12. Raneh Falls

0 kms
from city center
12 out of 24
places to visit in Khajuraho

Located at a distance of 20 kms from Khajuraho, Raneh Falls are mesmerising natural waterfalls over river Ken. The river has carved a deep canyon in the valley made of crystalline granite in shares of red, pink and grey. There are several small and big waterfalls emerging from this gorge, collectively called as Raneh Falls.

13. Adinath Temple

3.3 / 5

2 kms
from city center
13 out of 24
places to visit in Khajuraho

This is a jain temple dedicated to the Jain God Tirthankar. With exquisite sculpted figures, including yakshis this is one of the most beautiful jain temples in Madhya Pradesh.

14. Khajuraho Dance Festival

3.8 / 5 View 5+ photos

2 kms
from city center
14 out of 24
places to visit in Khajuraho

Every year, Khajuraho dance festival is organized in February or March. This festival attracts loads of travellers including the international ones. They attend the festival enthusiastically and they get the opportunity to explore the rich Indian culture and its marvelous history.(br) This festival is organized by the Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad. Many world famous artists come and perform here. The ambience around is full of art and passion and the background of the magnificent Khajuraho temples enhances the beauty of the festival.

15. Chaturbhuj Temple, Khajuraho

1 kms
from city center
15 out of 24
places to visit in Khajuraho

Chaturbhuj Temple is situated in the Jatakari village of Khajuraho and is also known as Jatakari Temple. Enshrined by Lord Vishnu, the temple is free of any erotic carvings or sculptures and hence is considered a unique temple in the region. Rectangular in shape, the shrine built on a raised platform and is visited by a large number of pilgrim all through the year.

16. Varaha Temple

2 kms
from city center
16 out of 24
places to visit in Khajuraho

Varaha Temple is built in the Western Group of Temple Complex in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh and is enshrine by a massive idol of Varaha - the incarnation of Lord Vishnu in the form of a boar. Made in sandstone, the sculpture has numerous carvings all over its body and depict Goddess Saraswati at one certain place on the body.

17. Matangeshwar Temple

2 kms
from city center
17 out of 24
places to visit in Khajuraho

Built among the Western Group of Temple Complex in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, Matangeshwar Temple is a rather plainly designed temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Made of sandstone, the temple houses a large shivalinga which has Nagari and Persian inscriptions carved on it. The temple is a popular site among Shiva devotees.

18. Nandi Temple

2 kms
from city center
18 out of 24
places to visit in Khajuraho

Nandi Temple is a part of Khajuraho Group of Monuments which is a World Heritage Site in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh. The temple is dedicated to Nandi- the bull which is the mount of Lord Shiva. As is customary, the temple is built across the shrine of Lord Shiva called Vishvanatha Temple.

19. Vaman Temple

3 kms
from city center
19 out of 24
places to visit in Khajuraho

Vamana Temple in Khajuraho is dedicated to Vamana- the fifth incarnation of Lord Vishnu and is one among the Khajuraho Group of Monuments. The exterior walls of the shrine have erotic carvings of nymphs and celestial bodies and different women in several different postures. The beautiful site is a popular tourist spot and is thronged by tourists all through the year.

20. Chitragupta Temple

3 kms
from city center
20 out of 24
places to visit in Khajuraho

Chitragupta Temple in Khajuraho is enshrined by Sun God- Surya and dates back to the 11th century. The presiding deities is riding a chariot with seven horses. The exterior walls of the shrine have carvings of several gods and erotic couples. The site is popular among tourists and devotees alike.

21. Shantinath Temple

2 kms
from city center
21 out of 24
places to visit in Khajuraho

Shantinatha Temple is a Jain temple counted as a World Heritage Site along the Khajuraho Group of Monuments. The temple is presided by Shantinatha; however, it has idols of other Jain tirthankaras as well, including a colossal statue of Adinatha. The temple has been renovated but still bears inscriptions from the bygone era.

22. Beni Sagar Dam

6 kms
from city center
22 out of 24
places to visit in Khajuraho

Located on the outskirts of Khajuraho city, Beni Sagar Dam has been built over River Khudar and is a masterpiece of magnificence. It also facilitates recreation activities like boasting, fishing, angling etc. and is popular for day picnic and leisure. The damalso offers spectacular views of the sunrise and sunset.

23. Dhubela Museum

49 kms
from city center
23 out of 24
places to visit in Khajuraho

Also known as Maharaja Chhatrasal Museum, Dhubela Museum is located in Dhubela, 62 kms from Khajuraho. Boasting of a serene setting on the banks of Dhubela lake and housed in the premises of Maharaja Chhatrasal Palace, the museum displays an extensive collection of sculptures, arms, armoury, miniature paintings etc., spread over 8 galleries.

24. Jain Museum

3 kms
from city center
24 out of 24
places to visit in Khajuraho

Located in the Jain Temples Complex, Jain Museum is a circular building housing huge statues and sculptures of Jain tirthankaras and yakshis. The entrance gate is flanked by the mythical creatures - Makara Torana.

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