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Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Khajuraho

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The largest Hindu temple in the area, Kandariya Mahadev Temple offers a revealing insight into the history of India. Built in the shape of a cave, resembling Himalayas where it’s believed that Lord Shiva resides, it represents a true artistic masterpiece. Visit the temple and attend some of the rituals from the medieval period which you can’t see anywhere else, such as regular prayers, and group meals that represent offering a sacrifice. Take some time and look closely at the carved statues, the architecture, and fine details. Take a tour guide in case you want to learn more about history and the customs of the temple and the locals. Using our world travel planner, Khajuraho attractions like Kandariya Mahadev Temple can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Where to stay in Khajuraho

The worldwide fame of the Khajuraho temples has given rise to a vibrant tourist industry; consequently, this relatively small town offers a range of accommodation facilities. Most hotels concentrate along the airport road and main temple road, varying from luxury international chains to low budget lodgings. Five-star deluxe outlets with spas, pools, landscape gardens, and views of temples tend to lie closer to the airport, while economy accommodations surround the eastern group of temples and follow the Khudar River. Some family-friendly, affordable establishments have good views of the temples, and a few of the mid-range hotels feature lovely rooftop restaurants.
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  • This temple is the tallest and biggest temple in Western Group of Temples at Khajuraho. The architecture is simply unbelievable. Each and every erotic figure on the walls have some or the other deep m...  more »
  • very beautifully carved and the place is very clean. this place is a must to visit. The ticket is not cheap for the foreigners but I think it is very worthwhile  more »
  • Beautiful temples - beautiful lacework and sculptures! Amazing to see what people, centuries ago, kept themselves busy with. Life ....... raw - but so stunning "true" .... what we exactly still are! W...  more »
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  • Unbelievable architecture.. fantastic maintainace as well...awesome feelings
  • Very nice place.. I am dmlt secondry student goragaon haryana india.
  • Wow, what an architecture. Paradise for artists and architects.
  • One of the world's heritage situated in my own state, depicting the forms of Indian love making. Historical place must visit but take a guide for visiting the temples.
  • The most important and huge lovely Temple with many wall decorations in tact without much damage This temple is dedicated to lord Shiva this is a landmark and icon figure of Khajuraho. A typical torn or welcome arch in Jain style at the very entrance of sbhamandap wide range of decorated idols and designs with erotic positions of couples