Khajuraho is not just about the erotic carvings and temples, there is lots more to explore in and around Khajuraho. The Ken river plunging over the gorges marking the edge of the Rewa Plateau forms the Raneh Falls about 20 kms from Khajuraho. The Ken crocodile sanctuary is also nearby the Raneh falls. The Panna National Park is at about 60 kms and forts in Ajaigarh and Kalinjar at 80 kms and 100 kms respectively from Khajuraho
Ajaigarh about 80 kms north of Khajuraho is about 40 kms away from Panna. Surrounded by dense forest the Ajaigarh fort is about 250 mts climb up and will take apprximately 45 minutes. The fort wall encloses part-ruined temples pillars and sculptures from Hindu and Jain temples. 20 km from Ajaigarh Kalinjar fort stands on the last spur of the Vindhya hills overlooking the Gangetic plains. >>>
Benisagar Lake near a dam built in the Khudar River is a good picnic spot and a great place for boating and angling. Located under 10 kms from Khajuraho Benisagar Lake is good place to visit while in Khajuraho. >>>
Located approximately 20 Kms away from Khajuraho is Raneh falls which marks the edge of Rewa Plateau. The Ken River forms a 5 kilometres long, and 30 metres deep canyon made of pure crystalline granite in varying shades of colours ranging from pink and red to grey and a series of waterfalls in the canyon. The Ken Gharial Sanctuary is located at the confluence of the Ken and Khudar rivers further down from Reneh Falls.
Under an hour's drive away from Khajuraho, Panna National Park extending over an area of 543 Sqkm is a must visit during a trip to Khajuraho. An erstwhile shooting reserve of royal state of Panna and Chhattarpur Panna National park with rich avian and faunal life combined with its picturesque scenery make a visit to the Park a memorable. >>>