Archaeological Museum


 

What :

Visitors to the Archaeological Museum in Khajuraho are greeted by a 1,000 year-old statue of the elephant-headed god, Ganesh.

The museum houses hundreds of loose sculptures and friezes gathered from the temple grounds spread throughout the city. With multiple galleries brimming with ancient carvings and sculptures, the museum offers educational context for travelers on tours of India to further illuminate the many temples of Khajuraho.

When :

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Thursday, and entrance is free with the same ticket used to access the Western Group of Khajuraho's many temples.

July and August bring heavy rains to the area, and free up booking and reduce crowds in the city. Travelers avoiding summer heat find the best times to visit between October and March on their luxury tours of India.

Where :

The Archaeological Museum is located in the Western Temple Group grounds in the city of Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh.

The city is easily accessed and navigated using India's modern highways, and private car service can easily deliver guests on India tours to the temple grounds.

Who :

The museum offers plenty of information about the decorations and art the Khajuraho temples are so famous for, and many of the items inside are unique to the area. History and art lovers use the additional perspective they gain from the museum to better understand the 25 temples of Khajuraho.

Appropriate Attire :

The museum is on sacred ground, and visitors coming to the area should cover their shoulders, arms, and legs in religious propriety.