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Archaeological Museum Khajuraho

Archaeological Museum Khajuraho
Vital Information for Visitors
Address:

Archaeological Museum, Khajuraho, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh

Open & Close:

Open on all days: 10:00 AM to 05.00 PM

Entry Fees:

INR 10 for Indian

INR 250 for Foreigners

Duration:

Approx 01 Hour

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The Archaeological Museum in Khajuraho is a conscious effort to preserve great efforts of architectural craftsmanship & sculptural finesse of the Khajuraho temples. Architecturally, these temples were built in the Nagara style of northern India. The delicate techniques of the sculptors and their imagination have shaped human emotions in the representations of spiritual and physical love. Spread over the high forest plateau of the region, these temples were discovered only a few decades ago. It is this isolation and the encroachment of the forest that has led to the destruction of most of them. Built over a period of 200 years, the plan of the temples from the simplest to the most sublime, follows the same pattern, and all have been abundantly and very richly carved.

The Museum at Khajuraho was opened in 1910 and named Jardine Museum after Mr. Jardine, the then Political Agent in Bundelkhand. The collections here are from the ruins of the old Khajuraho temples collected and preserved by Mr. Jardine. After the merger of the Vindhya Pradesh, this was taken over by the Department of Archaeology in India and provided with a Curater and staff for looking after it. It is now called the Archaelogical Museum, Khajuraho. It is purely an archaeological museum consisting of about 2,000 sculptures and architectural pieces. The collection is a rich one and fairly represents the three principal faiths i.e., Hindu (Brahmanical), Buddhist and Jain in this region during 10th to 12th centuries A.D. The Museum exhibits are explained to the students and parties of visitors, by the Curator on request. The labels here are bilingual in Hindi and English.

Khajuraho Tour Packages

  Golden Triangle with Khajuraho Varanasi Tour

Golden Triangle with Khajuraho Varanasi Tour

8 Nights / 9 Days
Destination : Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Abhaneri – Jaipur – Orchha – Khajuraho - Varanasi

2 Days - Khajuraho Tour

2 Days - Khajuraho Tour

1 Nights / 2 Days
Destination : Khajuraho

Incredible India with Diwali Tour

Incredible India with Diwali Tour

15 Nights / 16 Days
Destination : Delhi-Udaipur-Jaipur-Abhaneri-Fatehpur-Sikri-Agra-Orchha-Khajuraho-Varanasi-Mumbai-Goa

North India Heritage Tour

North India Heritage Tour

9 Nights / 10 Days
Destination : Delhi – Jaipur – Abhaneri – Fatehpur Sikri- Agra- Gwalior- Orchha-Khajuraho - Varanasi

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