There are plenty of Khajuraho hotels to suit all budgets from cheap to luxury. However, it's a good idea to have a look around Khajuraho when you arrive and select a hotel that you like. Many decent hotels are located close to the Khajuraho temples. Hotels usually have vacancies, so discounts are possible. Also be aware that there are a lot people in Khajuraho who will try to take you to hotels that give them a commission, so do be careful.
Here are five of the best hotels in Khajuraho.
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If you have money to spend, The Lalit Temple View is the pick of the hotels in Khajuraho. The hotel's extensive gardens are beautifully landscaped, and the hotel is located only a short walk from the main temple complex. Some rooms even have a temple view, as the hotel's name suggests! And there's a small temple on the property too. Inside, the hotel is modern and luxurious, having been extensively renovated in 2007. Guests can relax and be serenaded by live music at night, beside the illuminated swimming pool. You'll appreciate the peace and tranquility! Expect to pay around $200 plus tax per night, for a double room.
The Chandela Hotel, whilst a Taj property, is not as luxurious as the Taj resorts. Nevertheless, it's a decent hotel that's conveniently located within walking distance of the temples. The hotel has plenty of amenities, including swimming pool, and represents quality at an affordable price. You should be able to pick up a double room for less than $120 per night, including taxes.
Hotel Usha Bundela is a good mid-range choice that provides value for money. The hotel is situated on the outskirts of Khajuraho, in a charming older building that's painted white. Spacious rooms, swimming pool, and lawns all form part of its appeal. Rates start from $75 per night including taxes and breakfast, for a standard double room.
The Harmony Hotel is one of the best hotels in Khajuraho for those traveling on a budget. It has a central location, and a delightful garden setting with stone courtyard. The hotel staff are relaxed and friendly, rooms are very clean and spacious with comfortable beds, there's a helpful travel desk, and guests can participate in daily yoga and meditation. An added bonus is that all rooms have private balconies overlooking the garden. Room rates range from $16-40, depending on the size of the room and whether it's air conditioned.
The Zen Hotel is another top budget choice that lives up to its name. Its location, just a minute walk from the main group of temples, is enviable. However, the hotel's highlights are its Zen inspired garden and Buddha sculptures, which create a very serene environment. The hotel has an excellent garden restaurant too. Yoga, meditation, and massage are also on offer. Rates start from 350 rupees ($8) per night for a non-air conditioned room, and go up to 1,100 rupees ($23) per night for the deluxe air conditioned Patanjali room.