Markanda is a must on the pilgrim's itinerary.
Situated on the bank of the Vainganga river this town is said to have derived
its name from the sage Markandeya who lived and worshipped here. It has an
undoubtedly spiritual character with no less than 24 temples in its vicinity,
including the Markanda temple. The temples reflect the architectural style of
Khajuraho, although no inscriptions exist to indicate their exact age..