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“Fantastic temple”

Kandariya Mahadev Temple
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Private Full-Day Khajuraho Temples and Handicrafts Tour
Ranked #2 of 42 things to do in Khajuraho
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South Windsor, Connecticut
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“Fantastic temple”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Saw this as part of a full day of temple visits starting with the main temple complex before moving to the western group. This is a fantastic large temple. Fortunately I had a good guide for the day who gave me a lot of great information about the temple and the history of the area.

Visited October 2013
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“beautiful in the western group of Khajuraho temples”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

This temple + the Lakshmana temple were the two highlights in the western group of temples. Definitely use an audio guide or hire a good guide. See my comments in the general review for Khajuraho temples for recommendation of a guide. We spent 3.5 hours in the western temple enclosure-- -and could have stayed longer! Incredible beauty from 1,100 years ago.

Visited October 2013
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New Delhi, India
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“Stunning”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

The famous Kandariya Mahadev what else needs to be said? Second only to the shiv temple in Ellora in the whole world in my opinion; and that because it is re assembled and not an original structure otherwise the exquisite carvings would surpass the Ellora temple as well.

Visited November 2012
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Pune
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“Amazing”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Nothing in world can be compared to it, except Konark to some extent. It is better to read serious books for its grand and magnanimity. One must go there and see every smallest stone, carvings and every thing, from near and from far.
Its great by all standards and from every aspect from either from engineering or from artistic understanding.

Visited November 2012
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New Delhi, India
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“Western Group”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

This I think is the latest build of the 4 temples that are in this Western Group of temples. It is beautifully done. The dome cascades into the main dome giving a feel of ascending mountains. If you have an artistic streak, must view the temples from three sides to appreciate the temples build.

Visited April 2013
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