Getting Here and Around

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Getting Here and Around

Khajuraho Airport, 5 km (3 miles) from the city, is connected via Jet and GoAir to Delhi, Varanasi, and Mumbai. If you're going by train, one good option is to take the UP Sampark Kranti Express, which comes in from Delhi H. Nizamuddin Station to Khajuraho three times a week (Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday). Khajuraho is about a five-hour drive from Varanasi, 6½ hours from Agra, and more than 9 hours from Delhi.

Khajuraho is so small that bicycles, cycle-rickshaws, and/or walking are the best available options for getting around, rather than taxis or auto-rickshaws. For Rs. 50-Rs. 70 you can rent a bicycle for the day from one of the many places across from the bus stand, behind the museum, and from some hotels. It's a great way to get around this relatively traffic-free town and to explore the small streets of Khajuraho village, the old residential area near the Eastern Group of temples that teems with shops, animals, and children. Entrepreneurial boys will gladly guide you around for Rs. 50.

Evening Entertainment

The sound-and-light show. This is a popular 50-minute extravaganza, which runs in Hindi and English every evening (except during the summer monsoon season) at the Western Group, traces the story of the Chandela kings and the temples from the 10th century to the present. Showtime varies based on sunset, so confirm it with your hotel or the tourist office. Buy tickets at the tourism office. Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh. www.mptourism.com. Rs. 300. English-language show: 6:30–7:25.

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