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Address: Western Temples, Khajuraho, India

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This is the most well preserved temple. Along with kandariya mahadev temple, this has a lot of sculptures on the walls. There are 3 rows of sculptures, the first row being the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Mysore, Karnataka, India
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Mysore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the most well preserved temple. Along with kandariya mahadev temple, this has a lot of sculptures on the walls. There are 3 rows of sculptures, the first row being the gods Vishnu/Shiva The second row being the royal family and the third row being the tantrics and yoginis. On the walls you would find sculptures in erotic positions,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This is the best one in Khajuraho. Rich in architecture and big in size. One suggestion - visit in winters as in summers in might be difficult to spend more time here due to heated stones.

Thank Nitin V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This is part of Western Group of Temples where the Light and Sound show is organized. It is one of the finest temple and the first main temple from entrance. In my view, by size, it is next to Kandariya Mahadev Temple. The temple is very well maintained. Suggest to invest good amount of time (at least 30 mins) to... More 

Thank GautamChakraborty
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

I loved this temple especially for its story behind it. I would recommend to hire a tour Guide for this place as they can tell you the proper history and stories of the small statues built on the walls. It is scattered on the vast land, so it may take pretty good time to visit all the temples.

Thank ShaileshPahuja
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

This temple is simply beautiful and has all the elements of other temples in it. It stands on a high platform which you can see the whole garden . The sculptures shows every day life and of course has sexual positions as well but it's not just erotic sculptures.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

The temple is dedicated to Vaikunth Vishnu. The temple is on a platform & hence, one needs to climb a few stairs to get to it. There is one main big temple & four smaller ones on the four corners of the platform. The carvings are numerous and beautiful to look at. The main idol is interesting - it has... More 

Thank prpa
West Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

very nice temple. khajuraho is very peaceful place. recommend to all. Western temple so nice, spacefull , big lawn for spend the time with friends.

Thank Jennifer M
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

There are several temple sites in Khajuraho,the Eastern temples are also interesting. The so called Western temples are in a larger area ,more numerous,and renowned for their sexually explicit sculptures. The temples are dedicated to various deitys and some are more heavily restored than others. They sit on a vast park like area and the ensemble is impressive indeed.

Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Lakshmana was my favourite temple. Incredible detail on all the sandstone carvings. It's a shame about vandalism on some of these beautiful walls

Thank Franswazi
Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Guarded by a gatekeeper who willingly opens the temple to let you see inside if you ask there are some beautiful carvings. Only a five or ten minute stop though

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