Khajuraho Travel Guide - Tours and Tourist Attractions in Khajuraho

Khajuraho Travel Guide – Tours and Tourist Attractions in Khajuraho

Khajuraho especially attracts tourists for its temple group. In the Chhatarpur district in Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho is located. Famous for its temples and sculptures. The Khajuraho Monument is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This shows the exception of art and workmanship. Usually, the main point of Khajuraho attractions is the temple. Khajuraho temples follow the shikhara style. In these temples, the main deity is placed in a sanctuary in the center of the temple. Initially, it was believed that there were 80 Hindu temples out of which only 22 remained.

We can reach Khajuraho from all over the country by road, train, and air. From Delhi, the location is around 600 kilometers. The nearest airport is Jhansi, where many airlines fly at very cheap prices. The main mode of transportation connecting Khajuraho to remote corners of India is train.

Some important tourist attractions in Khajuraho include

Western Temple Group: This is the largest and richest of all temple groups.

  1. LakhmanaTemple – This is the oldest and best of the western temple group. This temple was named after the ruler who built it.
  2. Kandariya MahadeoTemple – They are one of the greatest works of art in India.
  3. Devi JagdambaTemple – This temple is dedicated to the Goddess (Devi). Garbha griha has a large image of Devi of the Universe also known as Jagdambi.
  4. Chaunsat Yogini – This is the only granite temple in the Khajuraho group.
  5. Chitragupta temple – This temple is dedicated to the Sun God (Sun) and faces east to sunrise.

Eastern Temple Group

  1. ParsvanathTemple – This is famous for its beautiful detailed carvings and is the biggest among the groups.
  2. GhantaiTemple – This is the famous Jain temple.
  3. AdinathTemple – Dedicated to Jain saint, Badrinath.
  4. BrahmaTemple – This is one of the oldest temples of Khajuraho.

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Kalimpong - Guide to the Black Spur

Kalimpong – Guide to the Black Spur

Kalimpong is a hill station with multiple personalities; the region is full of fun and excitement and at the same time boasts of a serene and peaceful ambiance that leaves one with a tranquil feeling like none other. Sitting amidst the Mahabharat range (lesser Himalayas) in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal is a mesmerizing beauty adorned with glorious mountains covered in snow, dense woodlands, undulating plains and much more. The city is a popular tourist destination attracting thousands of tourists from all quarters.

Black Spur

There are quite a few popular beliefs attached to the name of the region. One such belief is that it means ‘the land where we play’ according to the local Lepcha’s, while according to another belief the region loosely translates into the ‘Black Spur’.

The region also has a strong historical background that adds to the character and mysticism of the region. The hill station was an important trading outpost for furs, wool and grains between India and Tibet. The region also served as an alternate summer resort to Darjeeling for the English troops during the British eras. Reflection of the region’s past is visible among the various architecture, monuments and various other relics found in the region.

Plenty of Tourist Attractions

Kalimpong offers plenty of things to see and explore. Some of the prominent tourist attractions of Kalimpong include Dr. Graham Holme’s School, Durpindara, gouripur House, Kalimpong Market, 7th Mile View Point, Flower Nurseries, Thongsha Gompa, Mangal Dham, Zong Dhok, Palri Phodang Monastery, and Pedong Monastery among others.

Outdoor Activities

Apart from sightseeing, tourists can take advantage of the rich surroundings and indulge in various sorts of outdoor sports activities like hiking, trekking, nature walks, mountaineering and much more. Tourists can also satisfy their shopping needs in the local markets famous for its …

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