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Temple at Khajuraho Khajuraho, one of the capitals of the Chandellas, who formed the principal ruling dynasty in central India in early medieval times, is situated in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh in the heart of Central India and has the distinction of possessing one of the finest groups of medieval temples.

It lies 55 Kms. south of Mahoba, 47 Kms. east of Chhatarpur and 43 Kms. north-west of Panna and is accessible by metalled roads from Mahoba, Harpalpur and Satna railway stations on the central railway. The distance from Halparpur to Chhatarpur is 55 Kms. There are regular bus services to Khajuraho from Harpalpur, Chhatarpur, Mahoba and Satna, the last place being 117 Kms.from Khajuraho. There is also a daily air service connecting with Delhi, Agra and Varanasi.

The Chhatarpur-Khajuraho road coincides with the Nowgong-Satna road for 32 Kms. beyond which the road branches from Bamitha to Khajuraho, a distance of 11 Kms., through a picturesque upland.
Sculpture at Khajuraho Khajuraho itself is a small village situated along a lake known as Khajuraho-Sagar or Ninora-Taal; but that it represents what was once a large city is indicated by its ruins extending over an area of about 21 sq. Kms.

Khajuraho has a decent Tourist Bungalow, reservation for which is made by its manager. There is also a circuit-house and an inexpensive tourist rest house which are available for occupation with the permission of the Collector, Chhatarpur.
The monuments of the western group, enclosed by a fence, are open to public daily between sunrise to sunset on payment of a nominal admission fee. The same fee also entitles one to visit the local archaeological museum which is open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. except on Friday.

Photographs of the monuments and objects in the Archaeological Museum are available on payment with the Director General, Archaeological Survey of India, Janpath,New Delhi, or with the Superitending Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India, Bhopal Circle, Bhopal.

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