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Geography: Madhya Pradesh is the Central Province of India; it is located in the geographic heart of India. The state straddles the Narmada River, which runs east and west between the Vindhya and Satpura ranges; these ranges and the Narmada are the traditional boundary between the north and south of India. The state is bordered on the west by Gujarat, on the northwest by Rajasthan, on the northeast by Uttar Pradesh, on the east by Chhattisgarh, and on the south by Maharashtra. Madhya Pradesh is the largest state, covering a total area of 4, 43,406 sq. kms. On 1st November 2000 the new State of Chhattisgarh with a total area of 135,133 sq. km. was carved out of it.

Climate:
In summer, the maximum temperature goes up to around 42.5oC in northern MP at places like Gwalior it is 40o-42.5oC .In other places, it ranges from 35o-40oC. May is hotter than June when moisture-laden clouds bring down the temperature.

The monsoon begins in end-June/July and lasts till end-August. The temperature remains more or less the same till September-October. Winter reaches its peak in the month of December in some places, and in January, in others. The average temperature in winter is as low as 10oC in the northern half of MP, while in the southern half the average temperature varies from 10o - 15oC.

The temperature starts rising in Madhya Pradesh from March onwards. It varies from region to region.

How to Reach:

By Air A daily Boeing 737 service links Khajuraho with Delhi, Agra, Varanasi and Kathmandu.

By Rail The nearest railheads are Mahoba (64 km) and Harpalpur (94 km). Jhansi (175 km) and Satna (117 km) are convenient railheads for visitors from Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Agra and Varanasi.

By Road Khajuraho is connected by regular bus services with Mahoba, Harpalpur, Satna, Jhansi, Gwalior, Agra, Jabalpur and Bhopal.