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Kandariya Mahadev Temple
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Private Full-Day Khajuraho Temples and Handicrafts Tour
Ranked #2 of 43 things to do in Khajuraho
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New Delhi, India
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

This is one of the oldest and biggest and a must visit for a history buff. The sound and light show is wonderful as well.

Visited November 2013
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Kandariya Mahadev temples”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

the largest of western temple complex with fantastic panel work of hindu god and goddess. also here one can see erotic relief work. the temple looks excellent from both near and far.

Visited October 2013
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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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