The Khajuraho Temples were built by the Chandela dynasty between 950 and 1050 and were lost in the forest for many centuries before being rediscovered by a British officer in the 19th century. Only about 20 of the original 85 temples remain but they are considered to be amongst the finest temples in India and masterpieces of Indian art. Belonging to both Hinduism and Jainism, each temple is dedicated to a specific god and are renowned for the eroticism of their intricate carvings. Temples of note include the Lakshmana Temple dedicated to Vishnu, the Shiva temple of Kandariya-Mahadev (both in the Western Complex) and the Jain Temple of Parsvanath in the Eastern Complex.
Travel to Khajuraho Temples
Organised group tours: Click here to see 3 tours to Central India which may include Khajuraho Temples.