The temples here have to be some of the best in India. So well preserved and presented, not to mention the erotic element! The town is almost entirely geared towards tourists so there's a good selection of restaurants, internet places and the usual souvenir/ shawl shops.
However, because it is so small, you stand out more than ever as a tourist so the people are ALL over you, especially if you're a young woman. I was there two days and didn't get a minute to myself as there are a lot of young men with not much else to do but 'make friends' with the visitors. Still well worth a visit though; probably most accessible by air as the airport is only 2km from the town.
There are the Eastern and Western group of monuments/temples. The monuments are spectacular and very well maintained, despite the damages caused in the course of history, mostly vadalised and disfigured.
It's really relaxing to meet Khajuraho's inhabitants. No hassling, just friendly people. The temples are small and pretty but am not sure it worth the trip as all travel guides emphasize.
It is nice for a couple of days to see the temples relax and hire a bike to see the old village, very small town so very easy to get out into the rural areas and see the real india
One full day is enough for all temples. Hiring a "tuktuk" or taxi is better than cycling. The roads are too undeveloped and hard for cycling, unless you love mountain cycling.
.. The temples are stunning and worth a visit.
It is a very small rather grubby village. Well worth the visit for the world famous temples. It has several big name hotels and many cheaper establishments.
There are plenty of places to eat and drink, from so called 5* hotels to street vendors. It is easily possible to walk or cycle around all the temples barring the farthest south one. We chose an A/C taxi, they are very cheap and we are lazy. The routes to some temples are very rough tracks.
Khajuraho is a must see on any visit to India. Teh Temples are absolutely amazing in their detail and remarkable condition considering their old age.
What's more, Khajuraho is a countryside village, which is a real treat after many of the busier places on most traveller's trips (eg. Agra, Varanasi, Jaipur). We only stayed one night, but we're a bit sad about it, because it's a great place to just chill out.
a place worth to see as UNESCO world heritage site,exceelent sound and light show at western group of temples campus performed by MP tourism
I'm so glad we didn't skip this site! We loved the ancient temples (don't forget to get the Eastern Jain temples too).
We even took a safari trip booked through our hotel (Hotel Harmony) and were very pleased with it. A group had spotted a tiger in the morning but we didn't get one. Regardless, it was very enjoyable with plenty of birds, monkeys, crocodiles, peacocks, boars, and jackals. Like I said, I'm glad we didn't miss this town.
Lovely countryside, visit outlying temples as well. Wonderful craftwork available - but some VERY hassle-y vendors.
In the monsoon time vendors around the temples were desperate to make some kind of business and got very agressive.
We felt very uncomfortable and didn't think of buying anything there, even if we had planned to support local business. Also the taxi driver couldn't stop suggesting us to visit all kinds of attractions even when he was clearly told we were not interested. This was different in the hotel which felt like a quiet retreat.