Explore museums, festivals and more in Khajuraho
From the breathtaking Pandav Falls to the inspiring State Museum of Tribal and Folk Arts, Khajuraho offers guests an endless list of exciting things to do. Choose a comfortable room at Radisson Jass Khajuraho to be less than five kilometres from the Civil Aerodrome Khajuraho airport (HJR) and the city centre. When you’re ready to explore, discover larger-than-life statues at the Western Group of Temples and marvel at the artefacts telling the story of India at the Archaeological Museum. You can also go on a safari through Panna National Park or immerse yourself in local culture by attending seasonal events like the Khajuraho Dance Festival and the Deepawali Festival.
Museums and historical sites:
- Western Group of Temples (1 km)
The Western Group is the most impressive of Khajuraho’s three distinct clusters of temples (the other two clusters are known as the Eastern and Southern groups.) A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Western Group of Temples is located on the Main Road across from the State Bank of India. These Hindu and Jain temples include stunning sculptures of different deities, and the Kandariya Mahadev Temple alone features more than 870 beautiful statues.
- State Museum of Tribal and Folk Art (1.6 km)
Browse more than 500 pieces of Indian art, including terracotta, jewellery and masks, at this museum inside the Chandela Cultural Complex. The museum is dedicated to educating visitors about the art and culture of Madhya Pradesh’s Native tribes.
Phone: +91 7686-274051 or +91 7686-272721
- Archaeological Museum (2.2 km)
What began in 1910 as a collection of sculptures and religious artefacts from ruined local temples has now grown into the expansive Archaeological Museum, an open-air presentation of Indian artefacts and artwork.
Phone: +91 7686-272320
- Raneh Waterfall (20.7 km)
This series of falls includes dozens of large and small waterfalls. Over time, the water has carved out a 30-metre deep canyon and made of layers of granite that range in colour from red and pink to green, grey and white.
- Panna National Park (27 km)
Whether you choose a calm boat tour or a thrilling Jeep safari through the teak and Indian ebony forests, you’re sure to enjoy your adventure through this national park. You may even catch a glimpse of a graceful Indian gazelle, a sambar deer or a beautiful tiger in the wild!
- Pandav Falls (34 km)
These 30-metre high falls, located inside Panna National Park, are fed by local springs, so you can see the waterfalls all year long. The falls are also famous as the temporary home of the Pandavas from the Hindu epic Mahabharata.