We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Kandariya Mahadev Temple

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Western Temples, Khajuraho, India
Book In Advance
More Info
US$54.00*
and up
Private Full-Day Khajuraho Temples and Handicrafts Tour
More Info
US$24.00*
and up
Half-Day Khajuraho Temples Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 234 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 132
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Exquisite

This is the most exquisite and ornate Hindu temple I have ever seen. The carvings are simply mesmerising, one has to see it to believe it, no words are enough to describe it's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Preeti P
,
Pune, India
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

234 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 159: English reviews
Pune, India
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the most exquisite and ornate Hindu temple I have ever seen. The carvings are simply mesmerising, one has to see it to believe it, no words are enough to describe it's beauty. One must make it a point to visit it atleast once in one's lifetime.

Helpful?
Thank Preeti P
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well maintained by UNESCO and ASI, one of the world heritage site. Glory, beauty design and architecture of an era and rich culture gone by. Must see for everyone to appreciate what India had so early and what its people were capable of.

Helpful?
Thank Peeyush C
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
103 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Temples are awesome, and the gardens upkeep commendable. It is a shame that someone tried to destroy the efforts of years during meaningless attacks in the name of religion.

Helpful?
Thank bhoomikarawat
Rajasthan, India
Level Contributor
103 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good Morning i went there many times , but every time as a new Filling . it is very hard to explain about art, architecture and design of This temple . every angle is explain much more . we think how they build it 100% perfection statue , decoration Etc. Kandaria Mahadev it says Kandra Means cave , because the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Orefice_Amico
Hyderabad, India
Level Contributor
226 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The visit to Khajuraho temples will be incomplete without visiting the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple. It is the largest and most grandest temple amongst the  temples at Khajuraho and portrays the pinnacle of Chandela dynasty's temple construction. The temple is dedicated to Hindu god Shiva. The outside walls are adorned by beautiful sculptures in three rows. A must visit attraction in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Shailendrasood
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

It has Large Lord Shiv Shivling.Must visit this place.All temples are within close to each other.Well maintained temples.

Helpful?
Thank AbhishekSwarup
Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
310 reviews
206 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is the biggest temple in the western group and the also well adorned one in sculptures both inside and outside the temple

Helpful?
Thank traveller_prk
Delhi
Level Contributor
31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Very beautiful temple, huge open spaces and lush green gardens. A wow feeling, praise for the architects of those days. These temples are well preserved even today after few 1000 years. Ideal to take a guide to understand the history.

Helpful?
Thank NikhilVashisht
Ohope, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Well, just visited here as it was in my itinerary. Not so excellent for a foreign national to visit this place. I had to because spending three days is here quiet hard.

Helpful?
Thank ronaldarian220
Hyderabad, India
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Architecture is perhaps India's greatest glory. Among the most-renowned monuments are many cave temples hewn from rock

Helpful?
Thank neeraj76rai

Travellers who viewed Kandariya Mahadev Temple also viewed

Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
 
Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
 

Been to Kandariya Mahadev Temple? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kandariya Mahadev Temple and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
7 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Kandariya Mahadev Temple staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?