1.1 Audio Guides
1.2 Western Group of Temples
1.3 Eastern Group of Temples
1.4 Southern Group of Temples
In every temple, there is the depiction of royalty, armies, wrestling, kinship, war, courtship, marriage, lovemaking, music and dancing, spiritual teachings, union, meditation, bliss, gods, goddesses, plants, animals and an abundance of all human forms.
One of the Temples
Effective 1 August 2011, the Archaeological Survey of India introduced an official self-guided audio tour facility of international standards for visitors. The tour allows visitors to experience the Khajuraho Group of Monuments at their own pace, with authentic and factually accurate information. Visitors may avail of the audio guide facility from the official audio guide booth near the monument ticket counter. Prices for audio guide services are ₹100 (+ taxes) in English & Foreign Languages or ₹60 in Hindi & Indian Languages
Western Group of Temples
There is an entry fee of ₹10/- (for Indians) and USD $ 5 (for foreigners) to enter the Western Group of temples. (If you have a ticket from Taj Mahal, you can use it here again.) All the temples are open from sunrise to sunset.
These are the richest and largest of all temple groups.
24.8495279.918131 Chaunsat Yogini. The only granite temple in the Khajuraho group.
24.8543479.920322 Chitragupta Temple. It is dedicated to Lord Chitragupta, the book keeper of the good and bad deeds.
Devi Jagdamba Temple. Dedicated to the Goddess(devi), this is smaller and much more delicately proportioned temple and is home to some of the finest sculptures of Khajuraho. The garbha griha has a huge image of the Devi of the Universe (Jagdambi), though it appears to have started as a Vishnu temple. It has the usual three bands of sculptures, but the third and most uppermost of these houses some of the most erotic sculptures.
24.8530679.919673 Kandariya Mahadev Temple. This temple is decorated with a profusion of sculptures that are among the greatest masterpieces of Indian art.
24.8521779.921714 Lakhmana Temple. The oldest and finest of the western group of temples, named after the ruler that built the temple. The A horizontal beam over the entrance of this beautiful Vaishnavite temple shows the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva with Lakshmi, Vishnus consort.
Matanageswara Temple. A temple dedicated to Shiva, a huge 8ft Lingam adorns the temple.
Eastern Group of Temples
24.8451179.936615 Adinath Temple. Dedicated to Jain Tirthankar(God), Adinath, the temple is lavishly embellished with sculpted figures, including yakshis.
24.8491279.932736 Brahma Temple. Considered to be one of the oldest temples of Khajuraho made entirely in granite and sandstone, is dedicated to Vishnu.
24.8461279.93347 Ghantai Temple. This Jain temple has a frieze which depicts the 16 dreams of Mahavira's mother, and a Jain goddess on a winged Garuda.
24.8499979.928588 Hanuman Temple.
24.8494579.935279 Javari Temple.
24.8448579.9365710 Parsvanath Temple. Largest among the group, with exquisite carvings in detail. The sculptures on the northern outer wall are the highlights of this temple. The image was installed in 1860.
24.8515279.9349811 Vamana Temple. It is the dwarf form of Lord Vishnu, located in a secluded place and is known for its simple architecture.
Southern Group of Temples
24.8293479.934412 Beejamandal Temple. It is a ruined temple, and is near the Chattarbhuj Temple.
24.8251179.9310113 Chattarbhuj Temple (The Jatkari Temple). Built in 1100 A.D., is well known for its architecture, and is also the only temple to be devoid of any erotic sculpture. 3 km away from the Eastern Group. Facing West, have to take 10 steps to reach the sanctum. The massive 9 feet intricately carved Vishnu idol in Chaturbhuja (four-armed).
Dulhadev Temple. The last temple of Khajuraho, lies to the south of Ghantai temple. The temple enshrines a Shivalingam. The apsara and ornamented figures are the temple's most striking features.
Khajuraho Dance Festival.
Light and Sound Show at Western group of temples. After visiting the temple complex is over, the sound and light show, narrated by the Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachhan, is held every evening. Entry ticket ₹120/- for Indians and ₹300/- for foreigners.