Vamana Temple, Khajuraho

Vamana Temple, Khajuraho - Address, Ticket Price

Address: Rajnagar Road, Sevagram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

Ticket Price: 300 INR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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About Vamana Temple, Khajuraho

The Vamana Temple is a part of the western group of the Khajuraho Monuments. It was built during the Chandela era around the 11th century. This is a medium size temple surrounded by a lovely scene. This has different looks in every season, from the lush greenery to golden yellow during the harvest time.

The porch has diminished completely with time and unfortunately without it the temple looks bare. The temple consists of a sanctum and an inner hall. All these are dedicated to the Vamana Avatar of Lord Vishnu. Mythology says that once upon a time there was an arrogant king and the Lord went on earth as a dwarf (vamana) to teach him a lesson. He requested the king for just as much land as would be needed by him to cover in three steps. The king thought he was joking and accepted his request. In the first step the dwarf covered the whole earth, in the second the whole universe and there was no more space left after this. The king had already realized his mistake and begged the Lord to keep his third step on his head in the form of his blessing.

The temple like all the other temples in the western group is beautifully carved with over 3000 figures of gods, goddesses and their consorts.

Vamana Temple Information

  • Do not miss out on the light and sound show. The voice over has been done by the famous Amitabh Bachhan in his deep voice. This transfers you to the ancient Chandela Era and is very educational also.
  • The best time to visit is from October to March and avoid the extreme summers and then the monsoons.
  • Photography is freely allowed inside.
  • The annual dance shows are held during the last week of February every year.

Vamana Temple Ticket Prices

  • Rs. 75 for adults and Rs. 25 for children (Indians).
  • Rs. 300 for adults and Rs. 150 for children (Foreigners).

Vamana Temple Opening and Closing Hours

Light & Sound show timings are:

  • English- 6:00PM
  • Hindi- 7:40 PM

How To reach Vamana Temple by Public Transport

  • The nearest airport is the Town Airport.
  • The nearest railway station is the Mahoba Junction.

Restaurants Near Vamana Temple

  • Swiss Restaurant
  • Spice Garden Restaurant
  • Zaffron 1838
  • New Punjab
  • Safari Restaurant
  • Rakas
  • Italian Restaurant
  • Pramod Restaurant
  • Ganesh Restaurant
  • Aggarwal Restaurant
  • OKO
  • 24*7
  • Great Temple Restaurant
  • Panna

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  • Artist marvel. A must visit for all history and art lovers.


  • this is isolated single mandir at north east tip of Khauraho and unik in its beauty here you can understand the principles of all khjuraho mandirs and their style design aspect and theme behind

  • One of the well maintained temple..

  • Another nicely located ancient temple

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