A small district in Uttar Pradesh Mahoba is famous for its glorious history. Located in the Bundelkhand region, Mahoba shares close cultural roots with Khajuraho, known for its erotic caves and sculptures created during the Chandela rule. It was the capital of the Chandel Rajputs, who ruled the Bundelkhand region from the 10th to the 16th centuries. The word Mahoba is derived from ‘Mahotsav Nagar’ or the city of great festivals.
Mahoba is home to several interesting monuments, buildings and religious sites. The Shiv Temple dominates the landscape around the Gukhar Mountains and contains the idol of the Lord in the Tandav position.
The Kakramath temple, located on an island in the Madan Sagar Lake also attracts its share of devotees. Rahila Sagar Sun Temple is a 9th century shrine is located in the western side of Rahila Sagar. Also visit Chandika Devi temple and Gokhar Parvat which houses shrines dedicated to Hindu, Jain and Buddhist religion.
Mahoba can be reached by air, rail and road conveniently.
November to February when the weather is mild and pleasant. This is the ideal time to visit Mahoba.