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Mahoba - City Of Festivals


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.

Tourist Places In And Around Mahoba

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 and 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 religions.

How To Reach Mahoba

Mahoba can be reached by air, rail and road conveniently.

Best Time To Visit Mahoba

From November to February the weather is mild and pleasant. This is the ideal time to visit Mahoba. 

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How to Reach Mahoba

  • By Road
    Mahoba is well connected by national highway76 which connects the city to the other villages and towns in the district such as Supa, Kulpahad and others.
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  • By Train
    The Mahoba-Khajuraho line was inaugurated in the year 2008. Several trains from major cities such as Delhi and Mumbai pass through the town.
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  • By Air
    The nearest airport is Khajuraho Airport which is about 55 kms away. The Satna airport is also about 131 km away. From the airport, you can take a bus or hire a taxi to reach Mahoba.
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