September 19, 2021

Top Tourist Attractions in Chhatarpur MP

Chhatarpur MP

Top Tourist Attractions in Chhatarpur

About Chhatarpur

Chhatarpur is a city and municipality in the Madhya Pradesh state of India’s Chhatarpur district. It serves as the administrative centre of the Chhatarpur District. Chhatarpur is a city in Madhya Pradesh, India. The history and cultural treasures of the city are well-known. Khajuraho is a popular tourist destination in the city, known for its collection of historic temples dating back to the 11th century.

Best Places to Visit in Chhatarpur

Khajuraho

The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a collection of Hindu and Jain temples located near Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh, India, approximately 175 kilometres southeast of Jhansi. They are designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temples are known for their sexual sculptures and nagara-style architectural symbolism.

The Chandela dynasty erected the majority of the temples at Khajuraho between 950 and 1050. According to historical accounts, the Khajuraho temple complex comprised 85 temples spanning over 20 square kilometres by the 12th century. Only around 25 temples have remained, covering a total area of six square kilometres. The Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, one of the few remaining temples, is adorned with a plethora of sculptures with meticulous workmanship, symbolism, and expressiveness typical of ancient Indian art.

The Khajuraho group of temples were erected in tandem but were devoted to two religions: Hinduism and Jainism, implying a legacy of tolerance and respect for differing religious beliefs among Hindus and Jains in the region.

Best Time to Visit Chhatarpur

Anytime

How to Reach Chhatarpur

By Air

The nearest airport is Khajuraho Civil Aerodrome, which is 45 kilometres distant but only offers a few flights. Kanpur Airport, 190 kilometres distant, is the nearest major airport with flights to Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata.

By Rail

Chhatarpur station first opened its doors in 2017. Maharaja chhatrasal station Chhatarpur, MCSC, is the railway station in Chhatarpur. Jhansi, Bhopal, Indore, and Ujjain are all served by direct trains. Khajuraho (45 km), Lalitpur Junction railway station (135 km), Harpalpur (55 km), Jhansi (125 km), Mauranipur (65 km), and Satna are the nearest railway stations (140 km).

By Road

Nowgown is 24 kilometres away, Mahoba is 54 kilometres away, Banda is 105 kilometres away, Jhansi is 133 kilometres away, the sea is 162 kilometres away, Shivpuri is 232 kilometres away, Vidisha is 274 kilometres away, and Bhopal is 342 kilometres away. Apart from the surrounding cities, buses are available 24 hours a day in Delhi, Bhopal, and Indore.

Animesh Sharma

Animesh Sharma loves to travel to domestic and international places. He likes to explore unexplored and offbeat travel places in India and abroad.

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