6 Tourist Attractions You Will Never Know About Khajuraho
The moment you hear Khajuraho, the Khajuraho group of monuments or temples would come to your mind. There is nothing wrong in keeping those temples as the first element in your trip. These temples were built in 9th century and have both Hindu and Jainism temples. There are a lot of sculptures, beautiful architecture and many wonderful masterpieces of ancient Indian art. This is one of the very few spots in India where you can find erotic sculptures in temple. Each temple has a rich history and is a world heritage site according to UNESCO.
A lot of cultural and tourism related events happen in this temple. It is true that these monuments are important element of tourism in this place. But, this does not mean that you should start and end here. There are a lot of attractions that people usually miss in Khajuraho tour.
1. Panna National Park
A little away from the temple, about 45 minutes drive, Panna National Park starts on the bank of Ken River. It has many waterfalls, brooks and exotic wildlife attractions. This might not be a very large park, but it is an important spot to take your children to or visit to refresh yourself. The river itself is an attraction. You can enjoy boat rides, stunning forests to enjoy elephant safari and many other attractions. There is no jeep safari available in this park.Also Read : Top Wildlife Sanctuaries to Visit in India
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2. Raneh Falls
On the sides of the river, you would find Raneh Falls. It is a spectacular and romantic spot for picnic. The rocks in this falls have a gradient of pink and grey. A lot of young couples visit this falls during their trip to Khajuraho temples.
3. Ajaigarh Fort
This is an astonishing fill fort that is built on Vindhya Mountain. It is an architectural marvel. Though there are no special elements inside the fort, people love to trek to the top to get a great view of the river, surrounding forest and other attractions. This is a picturesque place.
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4. Archaeological Museum
The museum in this place was established in 20th century and has a lot of architectural ruins and artifacts. There are about 2000 sculptures that are unique and are masterpieces. This museum is located very near to the western group of temples.
5. Beni Sagar Dam
This is a family picnic spot. This place has everything that would help you to have a relaxed evening. There are place for have lazy walks, boating, swimming and many other attractions are found here. It is a peaceful place and best suited for family visits.
6. Jain Museum
This is a museum that is dedicated to Jain sculptures. If you love art and culture, this is an important spot to visit.
Other top attractions here are Lakshmi and Varaha temple, Kandariya Mahadev temple, Jhansi and many others. The best time to visit here is between October and March. This is when you can enjoy the monuments without the scorching heat of sun and you can also find a lot of animals in the national park. October to March is the winter season. Summer starts in April and ends in June. June to September is the rainy season.
Moreover, there are a lot of festivals and cultural events that are conducted during the winter season here. The most important one is the dance festival of Khajuraho that is celebrated from 1st of Feb to 7th in the Khajuraho group of monuments.
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