Tourist Places Near KhajurahoKhajuraho 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
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.
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Khajuraho, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh- 471606
Timings: 6AM to 10PM
Rajgarh Palace 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
Address: Rajgarh Palace, P.O. Chander Nagar, Tehsil Rajgarh, Dist. Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh
Ranguan lake near KhajurahoRanguan 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 KhajurahoDhubela 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 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.
Phone: +91 7686 272622
Indian National- Rs. 15
Foreign National- Rs. 150
Opening hours- 6AM to 6PM
Bandhavgarh National Park near KhajurahoBandhavgarh 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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