Khajuraho (town)

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Khajuraho is located in Madhya Pradesh
Khajuraho is located in India
Coordinates: 24°51′00″N 79°55′30″E / 24.85000°N 79.92500°E / 24.85000; 79.92500Coordinates: 24°51′00″N 79°55′30″E / 24.85000°N 79.92500°E / 24.85000; 79.92500
StateMadhya Pradesh
283 m (928 ft)
 • Total24,481
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationMP
Sex ratio1100 /

Khajuraho is a town in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, located in Chhatarpur District. One of the most popular tourist destinations in India, Khajuraho has the country's largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculptures. The Khajuraho Group of Monuments has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986 and is considered one of the "seven wonders" of India. The town's name, anciently "Kharjuravahaka", is derived from the Sanskrit word kharjur meaning "date palm".


As of 2011, the Indian census stated that Khajuraho had a population of 24,481. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Khajuraho has an average literacy rate of 53%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 62%, and female literacy is 43%. In Khajuraho, 19% of the population is under six years of age.



Khajuraho Airport has flights to Delhi and Varanasi. The airport is 3 km south of Khajuraho Town, and was opened in 1978 to facilitate tourism to the nearby UNESCO world heritage site temple complex.[1]


Khajuraho railway station connects the town by a daily train to Delhi via Mahoba, Jhansi and Gwalior. It provides a daily train connecting to Agra, Jaipur, Bhopal and Udaipur. A local daily train also connects to Kanpur, whilst Varanasi is connected three times a week.[2]


  1. ^ "Khajuraho airport equipped with infrastructure to boost tourism: Union minister Ganpathi Raju". Press Trust of India. 23 January 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Khajuraho Departures".

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