History of Mahoba

Khakra Math Mahoba

MAHOBA is a small district located in the Bundelkhand region and is famous for its glorious history. It is known for its bravery. The stories of Veer ALHA and UDAL define its importance in Indian history. There are various places in the district which can bring to life the glorious moments of the previous past.

Mahoba is known for its closeness to Khajuraho, Laundi and other historic places like Kulpahar, Charkhari, Kalinjar, Orchha, and Jhansi. The name Mahoba is derived from Mahotsav Nagar, the city of great festivals.

The Bardic tradition preserves three other names of the city: Kekaipur, Patanpur and Ratanpur. The existence of the sacred Ram-Kund and Seeta-Rasoi cave at the Gokhar hill here are said to be monumental to the visit of Rama who widely treated this hilly region while in 14-year exile at Chitrakoot.

Mahoba at a Glance

Geographical area : 2884 Sq. km.

Villages : 521

Town/Group of towns : 5

Nagar Palika : 2

Nagar Panchayat : 3

Places to Visit

Shiv Tandav : A rare statue of block granite stone in the dancing pose of Lord Shiva.

Jain Tirthkar : A Worship place of Jaina sects.

Khakraha Math : Scupture of Chamdella's period on the Khajuraho theme situated at Madan Sagar lake like an island where life size statues of eight elephants are standing since ancient times.

Urmil Dam : It is a place of scenic beauty. It has a guest house where accommodation is also available.

Chandika Devi Temple: Single stone carved statue of ancient times religiously acknowledged place.

Sun Temple: The Sun Temple has beautiful Sculptures like Sun Temple of Konark in Orissa.

Sri Nagar : It is famous for brass works and antiques.

Beatal Forming : It is a unique and self styled cultivation called bareja.

Alha & Udal Chowk : City centres with huge statues.

Gokhar Parvat : A landscape panoramic range of hills.

Charkhari Estate : A symbol of Bundelkhand riyasat, forts, Places & temples surrounded by many lakes.

Belatal : Has many lakes in surroundings and best suited for water sports.

How to Reach


Nearest airport : Khajuraho-63 km.


Mahoba is well connected with rail service.


Mahoba is connected by roads with all major cities. State Highway No. 44 passes through Mahoba. Some major road distances are: Banda-52 km, Khajuraho-65 km, Chitrakoot-125 km, Kalinijar-130 km, Kanpur-155 km, Jhansi-165 km, Lucknow-240 km and Allahabad-245 km.

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