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How To Reach Khajuraho

Planning A Trip To Khajuraho? Here are some guidelines on how to reach Khajuraho

Khajuraho is located in MPs Chhatarpur district around 620 km south-east of New Delhi. This is one of the most important cities in the area because of its chequered history and beautiful monuments that go back to the days of the Chandela dynasty in the period between 970 and 1030 AD. Most of the monuments (temples really) were built during the reign of the kings Yashovarman and Dhanga. These temples were in use actively throughout the 12th century. However, subsequently there were attacks by the Moghuls from the Delhi Sultanate who captured the Chandela kingdom. During the rule of the Muslim raiders several temples were razed to the ground while the remaining were neglected. There were 85 temples at one time while today there are only about twenty five temples and these are spread over an area of about 6 sq. km.

 

There is a lot to see and do in Khajuraho which is today a heritage UNESCO site. The best way to reach Khajuraho is by air although there are other options as well.

By Road

By Road:  How To Reach Khajuraho
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The distance between Khajuraho and New Delhi by road is around 637 km. There are no direct flights or buses or trains between New Delhi and Khajuraho. However, the road between these two places is fairly all right and generally scenic. One can take the Taj Express Highway, NH44 and NH39 to cover the distance in about 12h. It is a long drive and one must check out the construction works that may be going on en route.

By Rail

By Rail:  How To Reach Khajuraho
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There is a railway station at Khajuraho but the connectivity with this station and other stations is not up to the mark. It is better to travel by train to Satna Station and from there take a taxi to Khajuraho which is 114 km, a distance that may take around 2h 40m to cover. Several major trains stop at Satna. However, it is added that travel by rail to Satna and then by taxi to Khajuraho is not the best option to reach Khajuraho.

By Air

By Air:  How To Reach Khajuraho
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Taking a flight to Khajuraho is the best option. Khajuraho has been on the tourist grid along with Varanasi for decades. The airport at Khajuraho is connected with all the major cities in India. Once you land at Khajuraho there are taxis available to take you to your destination.

Getting Around

Getting Around:  How To Reach Khajuraho
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There are several options to see the temples and visit the shops in Khajuraho. The cheapest and easiest option is to hire a bicycle which can be had for Rs. 20 per day! Cycle rickshaws are also available for hire and these come to around Rs. 200 per day. There are taxis available as well. These may cost upwards of Rs. 400 per trip. However, auto rickshaws can also be hired and these are far cheaper. One could also buy seats on private buses while in Khajuraho. 

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