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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What places can one explore around Khajuraho?

Anupriya Bedi DEC 10 2012
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So you've visited all the artistic delights within Khajuraho and are now twiddling your thumbs about where else to go. If you've still got time, the places around town have a host of delights in store for you. Check out these places around the city and be prepared to be charmed!

  • Panna

    Located 50 km from Khajuraho, this little haven is embraced by scenic natural beauty. Panna offers a unique blend of spiritualism and history which you one can discover when in this beautiful land. You will be mesmerized by the verdant forests, dense trees, majestic hills and rocks and the grand architecture of the historical monuments which symbolizes the bygone era. It is also a famous pilgrimage site and is flocked by devotees all across the year. The city has Gangau Wildlife Sanctuary where you can spot rare species of birds and animals. Some of the major attractions include Ajaygarh Fort, National Museum and Kalinjar Fort among others.

  • Jhansi

    Jhansi, located 185 km from Khajuraho, is a very significant historical place that is well known after the great and valiant Maratha queen Rani Lakshmi Bai. It was the place where the Indian Rebellion of 1857 for Independence began.
    Jhansi means
    'blurred shadows', naming it after the shadows of lofty forts built by the Rajputs in the city. It is an alluring place located in Uttar Pradesh where the Indian freedom movement paved its way. It houses the majestic Jhansi Fort that was built by Raja Bir Singh in the year 1613 and the Rani Mahal that was built in the 12th century. These places are still intact in the glory of age old history and now either turned into museums or maintained as important monuments.

  • Chitrakoot

    Located 175 km away from Khajuraho, this little town is known as the hill of wonders. Chitrakoot holds a special place in Hindu scriptures and is a highly spiritual abode, the city also plays host to a number of fairs and festivals throughout the year. A haven for seekers, travellers, explorers and the historically inclined. The shelter for Lord Ram during vanavas, the dense forests of Chitrakoot are a respite from worldly endeavours. The hub of celebrations, it plays host to a plethora of fairs and festivals including the National Ramayana fair. Chitrakoot with its mystic charm, glistening waterfalls and unexplored caves is a traveller's heaven.

With so much to see even around Khajuraho, you're sure going to want to extend your holiday. Keep your cameras handy for a bag full of memories.

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