Meet your personal guide at your hotel in Khajuraho at 9am and begin your day with a transfer to the UNESCO World Heritage site known as the “Western Group of Temples.” Start your visit with the Kandariya Mahadev temple, the most popular and beautiful massive structure. It is a magnificent piece of artistic sculptural work decorated with over 870 statues and carvings.
Stroll through other temples such as the Chaunset Yogini, dedicated to the Goddess Kali; the Chitragupta or Bharati, featuring a lovely image of the 11 headed Vishnu; Vishwanath, Nandi, Lakshmana and Visha, dedicated to Shiva, which is the largest and most typical of the temples in this area. Although the Khajuraho temples are more popularly known for their depictions of eroticism, the images are also perfectly balanced with other themes.
In the early afternoon, savour a buffet lunch in one of the city’s best restaurants.
Afterward, set out to explore the local handicrafts of the town. In this small town, tourism accounts for the main source of earnings for its local people. Notice how nearly every household is engaged in some kind of commercial activity. Houses are converted into budget hotels, shops and restaurants.
Finally, in the early evening, you can enjoy an optional sound and light show (not included in tour price) at the Western Group of Temples complex which provides a brief overview of the life and times of the great Chandela Kings and highlights the story of the exclusive temples from the 10th Century to the present day. The fascinating 50-minute show is presented in both Hindi and English languages.
At the end of the tour, you will be transported to your hotel, airport or railway station in Khajuraho.