Tourist Places Near Khajuraho

Khajuraho has much to offer than just the splendid temples which form the major tourist attraction here. There are many beautiful and picturesque locales which are located fairly close to Khajuraho and are perfect spot to visit during your travel to the city. One is spoilt for choice when it comes to day trips and can choose amongst natural scenario to historic monuments. Since they are not very popular amongst the tourist circuits and away from the routine itineraries, these places are fairly isolated and offer calm and quiet surroundings where one can indulge and explore in leisure.

Panna National Park near Khajuraho

Famous destinations near Khajuraho

Panna National Park is located about 25km from Khajuraho is about half an hour drive from Khajuraho. It is one of the famous tiger reserves in India and has a healthy population of tigers, wild dogs, sloth bears etc. On any given day, tourists can get a sight of a tiger roaming in the forest area. The National Park is well connected to Khajuraho by frequent buses and a private vehicle, but the best way to explore Panna National Park is to hire a taxi and reach there at leisure. One can make bookings online at the Madhya Pradesh Tourism board website or can make reservations thorough the numerous tour operators in Khajuraho.

Contact
The Field Director or The Deputy Director,
Panna Tiger Reserve,Civil Line,
Panna, M.P. 488 001 India.
Tel : 07732-252135 (O), 252134 (R), Fax : 07732-252120
Email : fdptr82@gmail.com
Entry
Indian National- Rs.1200 (for LCV upto 8 people)
Foreign National- Rs.2400 (for LCV upto 8 people)

Benisagar Dam near Khajuraho

Benisagar dam is a picturesque picnic spot situated in the outskirts of the temple town of Khajuraho. The dam is built on the Khuddar river and extends over a massive area of 7.7 sqkm. The dam is very popular amongst locals and tourists alike for the stunning natural beauty. While there is not much to see around the place other than the dam itself, the natural beauty, the scenic locales etc provide ample opportunity for having a relaxed pinic at the spot. One can indulge in boating, angling, swimming etc in the waters here and soak up the sights in a natural setting.

Contact
Benisagar Dam
Khajuraho, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh- 471606
Phone: +91-7686274051
Timings: 6AM to 10PM
Entry: Free

Rajgarh Palace near Khajuraho

Tourist spots near KhajurahoAbout 25 km from Khajuraho is the magnificent Rajgarh Palace, a 150 year old heritage building built by the Hindu Rajpur rulers of the region. It lies at the foot of the Maniyagarh hills in Chhatarpur district. The architecture of the palace bears close resemblance to the Bundela style and is similar to the palaces at Orchcha. There is also a museum here which showcases geological and cultural artifacts of the region. The Palace is now being converted into a heritage luxury hotel and will be operational soon.

Address: Rajgarh Palace, P.O. Chander Nagar, Tehsil Rajgarh, Dist. Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh

Ranguan lake near Khajuraho

Ranguan lake is about 20km from Khajuraho and is an ideal picnic spot. The location is counted as one of the best picnic spot and has retained its natural pristine beauty. It is an ideal spot for angling and fishing. Ranguan dam which is the lifeline for agriculture in Panna and Chhatarpur is located a few km from the lake. The lake is ideal for people who want to spend a relaxing day fishing or swimming in the midst of natural beauty.

Dhubela Museum near Khajuraho

Dhubela Museum is located about 65km from Khajuraho and is situated in the Chatrasal Palace on the Chatarpur-Nawgaon highway. The museum has been functional since 1955 and has some splendid collection of historic artifacts. The museum houses 8 galleries and contains artifacts of the Gupta and Kalachauri period. Many of the sculptures belong to the Shakti cult and the Jaina religion. The palace and museum are located in the midst of beautiful surroundings and there is lake and fort also located here.
Address: Chhatrasal Museum Rd, Mausahaniya, Madhya Pradesh 471201

Raneh Falls near Khajuraho

Tourist places near KhajurahoRaneh falls is located about 20 km from Khajuraho on the Ken river and this falls marks the edge of the Rewa Plateau. The Ken river forms a 5km long and 30 metres deep canyon made of pure crystalline granite in various colors ranging from pink to grey. The falls are very popular amongst the locals for the stunning visuals it offers. The ticket window for the falls is located about 2km from the actual falls and vehicle entry is charged extra. Boats can be hired for viewing the Gharials which are an endangered species of crocodiles.

Contact
Phone: +91 7686 272622
Entry
Indian National- Rs. 15
Foreign National- Rs. 150
Opening hours- 6AM to 6PM



Bandhavgarh National Park near Khajuraho

Bandhavgarh national park is about 250 km from Khajuraho and one of the most important Tiger reserves in India. It is known to officially have the largest population of tigers in the country. The famed white tiger was fist found in this national park. Bandhavgarh was the private hunting grounds for the Rewa kings and apart from this was a well preserved forested area. Various species of leopards and deers can also be spotted here.

Address: Bandhavgarh National Park, Bandhavgarh, Madhya Pradesh 484661
Phone: 095 55 188820
Entry Fee- from Tala Gate
Indian National- Rs. 2000 (LMV of max 6 people)
Foreign National- Rs.4000 (LMV of max 6 people)


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