Khajuraho is known around the world for its stunning temples adorned by erotic and sensuous carvings.
A small town located in the Bundelkhand region in Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho is a brilliant example of Indian architecture and its culture back in the medieval period. The architecture of these Hindu and Jain temples depict the innocent form of love, the carvings on the walls display passion in the most erotic yet aesthetic ways. Built between 950 to 1050 AD the sheer confrontational nature of these carvings show a stark paradox with the conventional Indian ideals about eroticism, leaving everybody spellbound. Art in this small town is engrained in all of its structures and are a classic example of the finesse of India's cultural and artistic heritage.
Khajuraho has plenty of hotels and guest houses ranging from economical to luxury. The lalit Temple View hotel with 48 rooms, spa, pool and other luxurious amenities is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
INR 6,400 - 11,000
INR 600 - 950
Abode to beautiful sculptures. A hotbed of ancient history.
Not easily accessible. Not much to explore for people not interested in architecture.
Ideal for people who love architecture. Suitable for people from places like Jhansi, Bhopal etc for a short trip. Also perfect for people who are interested in history and culture.
Day 1 - Reach Khajuraho, preferably by noon, and take some rest. In the evening, you can go for a stroll in the famous markets of Khajuraho, primarily Gole Market & Shilpgram, where you can get some curios and souvenirs. Day 2 - The next day should be earmarked for the visit to Khajuraho site. If you're visiting in the month of February, don't miss the Khajuraho Dance Festival at all.View Packages >>
Khajuraho is a cultural hotspot, situated in Chhatarpur district in the state of Madhya Pradesh. This is the site which houses remnants of the glorious history of ancient India, especially the famous series of Hindu & Jain Temples, created by the Chandela dynasty, that spoke volumes of the religious tolerance and generous hospitality that most of the Indians continue to practice for. No wonder why Khajuraho has also been accorded the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This is a prominent reason for the huge influx of tourists to Khajuraho. This site is chiefly famous for a series of Hindu & Jain Temples, constructed side by side, in a time span between 950 AD & 1050 AD, by the rulers of the Chandela dynasty. The site is an epitome of religious tolerance, with Hindu and Jain Temples coexisting side by side. A striking feature of this famous site is the erotic sculpture, showing some postures of passionate love, as depicted in Vatsyayana's epic Kamasutra, as engraved on the walls. The best part about Khajuraho is that although scores of plunderers tried to destroy the whole complex, they could never succeed, even though they managed to reduce the number of temples and caves to 25 from a staggering 85 at the time it was created.
Khujuraho has countless delicacies that one must try, while here. Don't miss the Korma, Rogan Josh, Mutton Kababs, Chicken Biryani, Kheema, Sabudana Khichdi, Moong Dal Halwa, Jalebi, Cashew Barfi, Kusli, Lavang Lata and more. The area is known for Bafla, a preparation of whole grain and 'ghee', traditionally followed by delicious Ladoos.
Also sip into some local specialties such as Lassi and Sugarcane Juice. Other than these local and traditional flavors, one finds here, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Greek, French, Spanish, South-Indian, Rajasthani and Moglai cuisines to indulge in.
By Rohit Shroff
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