At 80kms away, Ajaygarh Fort is some distance from Khajuraho but well worth a visit all the same.
The fort is believed to have been built around 900 BC by kings of the Chandela Rajpur dynasty; and, like most structures of its nature, it was designed to protect the local population during offensive and sieges. Despite the age of the fort, it is in remarkably good condition. Forts can also be found at Orchha in the Tikamgarh district and Kalinjar in the Bundelkhand region; the latter being the oldest of the three, having been built in the Gupta period.
The best time to visit Khajuraho is from September to March.