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Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is the biggest and the best among all the temples of Khajuraho. Specially the ascending peer with marvelous carvings all around. One must hire a guide to explore the beauty of the temples.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is the most magnificent with a 35.5 metre shikhara ( tower) and exquisite carvings. Famous for sensuous and sophisticated sculptures of God's and goddesses, erotic scenes, daily life and royal hunts. Well worth a visit as there are so many other...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Imagine all the intricate carvings made in around 1000 years back and you can understand how the kings then encouraged people to increase population for more persons for their army, when they visit to worship God. One should take a proper guide , who can...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful rock sculpture in huge quantity. You can spent a complete day at the main complex alone. And beware of local autorikshwa drivers. They will loot you by taking you around the unnecessary things.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank milindpk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's the biggest temple in the Western group of temples at Khajuraho. Intricate sculptures and awesome craftsmanship leaves one wondering about the rich heritage that is India!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was another part of the western complex but if you go to the temple on the right from the front you will have much easier access. The entire area has such beauty but this complex with the two major temples together was very special....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jerry B
Reviewed February 3, 2019

Well, what can be said about these magnificent & wonderful temples, an example of the master class of the artisans of their time ! The western group of temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is an architectural wonder and one must see them to appreciate...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shashialabur
Reviewed January 31, 2019

The Kandariya Mahadeva temple or the temple to the 'Great God of the Cave' was built during the reign of Vidyadhara a Chandela ruler between 1025-1050 AD. Shiva is the chief deity of the temple. This temple is one of the most magnificent of all...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank chow69
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Best maintained monument in Khajurao. Majestic height. Beautifully carved sculpures.It takes about 30 to 60 minutes to see in detail the temple. One of the most photographed temple in Khajuraho.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rpck R
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Excellent architecture and sculptures which are so alive. Must see Do take a guide for explaining The details in the sculptures is mind blowing.

Date of experience: January 2019
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May 28, 2018|
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Response from CsSharma | Reviewed this property |
Dear Usha H, Kandariya Mahadev temple is one of the important temple among western group of temples. More than six temples including this temple are located at one place. If you like to study the sculptures thoroughly, then... More
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