Few places in the world will amaze visitors the way Khajuraho does. Medieval Jain and Hindu temples crawl with elaborate carvings and human depictions, and golden palm trees flank each of the temple area's eight gates, drawing thousands to visit the monuments each year. Visitors wanting to experience the temples up close can stay in Khajuraho hotels within the small town at the center of the temples. It's also easy to make the commute from budget hotels along Jain Temple Road, while mid- and high-end Khajuraho hotels are peppered throughout the city, as well as near the Khajuraho Airport.
Summer in Khajuraho is extremely hot, so peak tourist season falls between September to March when the temperature is more mild. If you are traveling during these peak months--particularly during Khajuraho's annual dance festival in March--be sure to research Khajuraho cheap hotels and make your bookings early.
A tour of the Khajuraho temples and their detailed carvings are a must. Make the Western Group of Temples last on your list so you can enjoy the light and sound show--narrated by Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachhan--just before heading back to your Khajuraho cheap hotel for a good night's sleep.