My Travelling: KHAJURAHO, Madhya Pradesh
The Khajuraho is a small town in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh in Chhatarpur district.
It is 175 Km from Jhansi and located near Mahoba. It is well connected with rail , road and air, railway station is approx. 6 Km from the main temple site.
Khajuraho is famous for the group of temples and there were built by Chandela dynasty between 950 to 1010.As per historical record there were total 85 temples in the Khajuraho and at present 20 are left. The temple site is within the vindhya mountain range.
The temples ate mainly divided in three parts that are Eastern group, Western group and Southern group of temples.
The tourism at Khajuraho is also famous for cultural events:
- Khajuraho Dance Festival:
This festival held every year in the month of February having features of Indian classical dances.
- Light and Sound Show :
At the complex of temple there is light and sound show held every day in evening in English and Hindi language. This show must attend to understand about history of temples and Chandala dynasty.
- Tribal folk Dance:
MP Tourism’s Cultural centre organize fantastic tribal folk dance every evening performed by local young artists. This show includes the shades of various themes. It is worth to see, nice one and good effort by local tribal artists.
- Adivart Tribal and Folk Art Museum:
Adivart Tribal and Folk Art Museum is a place to visit in Khajuraho near to temples. Here one can find the beautiful collection of tribal and folk art. This collection included tribal antiques, paintings, jewellery, terracotta objects, bamboo items and metal craft.
KEN GHARIAL SCANTUARY:
Ken gharial Scantuary is about 25 Km from Khajuraho.This is dedicated to breeding programme and place for gharials ,belongs to family of crocodile. The sanctuary is located at the confluence of River Ken and Khudar.
One can see beautiful rock formation here at Raneh Fall.This is about 6 Km from Ken gharial Scantuary. The fall height is about 30 mtrs.
The Ken River is 5 Km long and 30 mtrs deep canyon or gorge having pure crystalline granite in varying colours shade like pink, red and grey.
All pictures by Vivek Shrouty.